Explore Ethiopia’s wondrous, varied and often unique character. Learn of Ethiopia’s greatest historic moments, it’s colourful flora and fauna, towering mountains and lush valleys, religious and cultural traditions as well as statistics covering many areas of Ethiopian life.
Boasting 16th Century castles, ancient rock-hewn churches, beguiling religious art and a proud history of resistance to colonialism, Ethiopia is a fascinating place.
Ethiopia is regarded as the ‘cradle of humanity’ and it’s stunning geography is at the heart of this. From mountains to verdant crater lakes – explore with us.
Africa’s oldest nation is a vibrant cultural entity with delicious food, intricate dance, a love of music from jazz to reggae and the oldest coffee culture in the world.
Ethiopia adopted Christianity in 330AD, making it officially the 2nd oldest Christian country on earth, but one that retains an important Islamic heritage. Learn more.
There are 31 endemic species of mammals in Ethiopia – the Gelada above is just one of them. The country is positively bursting at the seams with fascinating wildlife.
Facts & Figures
Did you know Ethiopia is Africa’s 2nd most populous country? Or that the country is Africa’s largest producer (and consumer) of coffee? Ethiopia may surprise you.
Pankhurst History Library
Our late president Richard Pankhurst is the foremost authority on Ethiopian history, read his encyclopedic articles here.
Explore our extensive list of books covering topics from Ethiopian history to novels by Ethiopian authors.
We have an extensive range of educational resources covering a range of topics to bring an African or Ethiopian slant to your lessons.
Tours of Ethiopia
Come with us on a tour of Ethiopia, where we will guide you to its wondrous sights and explore its rich culture.
Volunteer with us in Ethiopia
There’s no better way to experience a place and it’s people than by spending an extended time volunteering. Join us.
Get involved in another way
You don’t have to go all the way to the Horn of Africa to get involved – you can make a difference from anywhere!
You may also be interested to find out why we believe education is so important and why that’s our focus. You can also learn about Link Ethiopia’s approach to changing lives through education. How are we doing? You can explore our results, see our completed projects and hear from students who have benefited from our work. If you’d like to be part of this journey, get involved!
Learn about Ethiopia
- History (Pre-history, Axumite Empire, Middle Ages, 17th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century)
- Geography (Cities, Neighbours, Mountains, Rivers and lakes)
- Culture (Dress, Painting, Food and drink, Music and dance, Transport)
- Religion (Ethiopian Orthodox, Ethiopian Jews, Islam, Religious festivals)
- Wildlife (Animals, Birds, National Parks)
- Facts and figures (Geography, Economy, Government, Transport, People)
- The Pankhurst History Library
- Recommended reading
- School resources
- Addis Ababa
- Historic Route (Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Bahir Dar and Tissisat, Lake Tana, Simien Mountains, Mekele, Tigray)
- Rift Valley (Nechisar, Omo and Mago, Gambella)
- East to Harar (Awash Valley, Bale Mountains, Harar)
- Travel tips (Climate, Language, Embassies, Time, Health, Documents, Money, Accommodation, Hassles, Food, Etiquette)
You may also be interested in visiting Ethiopia as a guest on one of our tours, or on a volunteering placement. Or you may be able to get involved in another way. Thank you in advance for supporting Ethiopian education!