Ethiopia has much to offer to international tourists. It has unique historical and cultural heritages, magnificent scenery, surprisingly pleasant climate and religious, archeological, and historical places to visit. Ethiopia is a land of contrasts and extremes, a land of remote and wild places with a wide range of tourist attractions which have not yet been fully exploited. Among others, the main tourist attractions include about 7000 species of plants out of which 1100 are endemic; about 242 mammals out of which 23 are endemic; about 850 bird species, out of which 16 are endemic. As Ethiopia is also the cradle of mankind, there are a number of archeological sites.
Tourism opportunities exist in the construction of star-designated hotels, lodges and resorts, international and specialized restaurants and as tour operators. Potential investors can take advantage of these opportunities through direct investment or joint-ventures with Ethiopians.
Tourism opportunities exist in the construction and operation of:
- Star-rated hotels, lodges, and restaurants; and
- Tour operation.
Ministry of Culture and Tourism