This Bradt guide has become the definitive source of help and advice for travellers to a country rich in culture, history and dramatic scenery. National parks, wildlife sancturies and heritage hotspots are highlighted for a country thought to be the cradle of civilisation and the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. An experienced traveller, Philip Briggs believes Ethiopia to be 'cuturally, historically and scenically the most extraordinary country I have ever visited', and his enthusiasm for this little understood country is an inspiration for those planning a trip.
Philip Briggs has travelled extensively throughout Africa. He is author of six other Bradt African guidebooks: East and Southern Africa - The Backpacker's Manual, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda; and is co-author of Rwanda and Africa & Madagascar: Total Eclipse 2001 & 2002.