Places in Rift Valley Lakes
Shashemene is a grubby crossroads town and most travellers prefer nearby Awasa. Shashemene does have one trick up its sleeve, however: it’s the Rastafari capital of Africa and if this interests you, you’re going to love it. When Ras Tafari was crowned Emperor Haile Selassie in 1930, he gained subjects far beyond his own kingdom.
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In the beginning: Ethiopia
Ethiopia is home to one of the world’s oldest strands of Christianity – a tradition that traces its origins to the time of the Old Testament...
Forget the Big Five – visit Ethiopia's wonderful wildlife instead
It’s a long drive from Addis Ababa to Bale Mountains National Park...
Ethiopia's unmissable sights for travellers
Ethiopia has the ability to wow you day after day...
Timkat (Epiphany): tips for viewing Ethiopia's baptism festival
Fasilidas' bath, Gonder. Image by Justin Clements / CC BY 2.0 This is an excerpt from Lonely Planet's A Year of Festivals...