Ethiopia, country on the Horn of Africa. The country lies completely within the tropical latitudes and is relatively compact, with similar north-south and east-west dimensions. The capital is Addis Ababa (“New Flower”), located almost at the centre of the country. Ethiopia is the largest and most populated country in the Horn of Africa. With the 1993 secession of Eritrea, its former province along the Red Sea, Ethiopia became landlocked.
How to Travel to Ethiopia’s Irreecha Festival As a Tourist. Ethiopia is well known for being the cradle of African civilization. Naturally, this makes it a top destination for travelers eager to explore unique local celebrations. One of the most interesting of those celebrated in the country is the Irreecha festival.
Ethiopia offers some of the most extraordinary landscapes anywhere in Africa. From the jagged-peaks of the Simien Mountains, the thick afro-alpine forests of the Bale Mountains, or the kaleidoscopic acid springs of the Danakil Depression – it’s one the most beautiful countries in the world.