Ethiopia is a fascinating country in the Horn of Africa. It is the second-most populous nation in this continent as well as the oldest independent country in Africa. Ethiopia has a long history, and the fossils of the oldest living mankind, or “Lucy”, were discovered in the northern section of Ethiopia. Go trekking in Bale Mountain and Simen Mountain National Parks. While getting the glimpse of the Red Fox is a fortunate experience in the mountains, they offer one of the most spectacular landscapes, beautiful vistas and a thrilling experience of trekking at above 4000m. Enjoy bird watching at the Rift Valley lakes and white water rafting on the Omo River. See the Azmari-bet (traditional dance) in Bahir Dar, Dessie and other cities; and attend a traditional coffee ceremony.