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Awe-inspiring, beautiful and sometimes heartbreaking, Ethiopia and Eritrea are not like anywhere you've been before. A realm of rock-hewn churches, buzzing bazaars and untouched wilderness, the Horn of Africa is truly unique. See the mist rising off the mountains, hear the gurgle of children's laughter in the narrow streets of Harar, or catch a glimpse of a wolf prowling under the thorn trees.
The Best Coverage - the only guidebook to comprehensively cover Ethiopia and Eritrea and explain how to cross between them via Djibouti.
Read Up - all the details you need to travel the Historical Circuit, including ancient cities in northern Ethiopia.
Bring Out The Adventurer - climb a rope, use toeholds or walk a ledge to reach churches and hill-top monasteries.
Eat And Drink - know your injera from your kitfo, and why the third cup of coffee is the most important.
Travel Safely- we keep you worded up on the scams, health issues and no-go areas.
'these smart and exhaustively researched guides have become the gold standard for serious, independent travelers.' --San Francisco Chronicle
The only complete guide to Ethiopia and Eritrea available includes an access chapter on crossing between the two countries via Djibouti. The edition features the popular Historic Route plus walking tours to Gondar, Lalibela, Harar, and Massawa.
Explore Ethiopia and Eritrea with the people who know it best: Lonely Planet. Discover ancient churches and cities frozen in time, trek the dramatic landscape of the Simien and Bale Mountains, and go diving in the thriving reefs of the Dahlak Islands. Explore Asmara's astounding Italian Art Deco architecture and finish the day with the perfect macchiato.
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