Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia and is one of the top tourist destinations. It is also the seat of African Union and many international organizations. The city is one of the fastest growing and modernizing cities in Africa. In addition to the Museums in the capital Addis Ababa, tourists with short stay travel to visit the beautiful scenery of the Bishoftu Crater Lakes which were formed as a series of Volcanic explosions craters in the vicinity of the town of Bishoftu located 50 KM south-east of Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia has been praised for its outstanding natural beauty, dramatic landscapes and ancient culture, leading the European Council on Tourism and Trade to select it as top holiday spot of the year 2015. Ethiopia is home to 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Semien National Park, the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela (according to many travelers and travel-writers labeled as one of the eighth wonders of the world), the Castel of Gondar, the Walled City of Harrar, the Stelae of Axum, the Erta-Ale Active Volcano in the beautiful Danakil Depression, and the Lower Awash Valley – Lucy’s home.