From the Semien Mountains to the Afar depression, Ethiopia offers a spectrum of landscapes ranging from lush highland plateaus to river valleys and deserts. Considered to be the birthplace of modern humans and steeped in riveting history, Ethiopia is as much a destination for scenery as it is for people, culture and history. For wildlife enthusiasts, Geladas, Ibex and the Ethiopian Wolf are among the native wildlife unique to the country. The monolithic rock churches of Lalibela, and Gondar, Ethiopia’s 17th and 18th century capital city are also certainly worth a visit.