Thebestselling guide to Ethiopia in recent years, this fully updatedseventh edition of Philip Briggs' acclaimed guide reveals an ancient countrythat continues to surpass all expectations: from the ancient Judaic cultures ofthe fertile highlands to the Animist people of the South Omo Valley, from theAfroalpine moorland of the Bale Mountains National Park to the thundering BlueNile Falls. This book also leads you further off the beaten track, sotravelers can see more of this expansive and beautiful land, believed to bethe cradle of humankind.
Philip Briggs has been exploring the highways, byways and backwaters of Africa since 1986, when he spent several months backpacking on a shoestring from Nairobi to Cape Town. He first visited Ethiopia in 1994 to research the Bradt Guide and has since revisited it several times to update more recent editions. He has visited more than two dozen African countries in total and written about most of them for specialist travel and wildlife magazines including Africa Birds & Birding, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Travel Africa and Wanderlust. He still spends at least four months on the road every year, usually accompanied by his wife, the travel photographer Ariadne Van Zandbergen, and spends his rest of the time battering away at a keyboard at home in South Africa.