I’m more than 2,000 metres high – barefoot – toes searching for a grip on the cliff face. A harness around my waist and the advice of our guides are the only things preventing me from injury. Our goal, I know, will be worth it. At the top of this towering rock is Abuna Yemata Guh, a sacred rock-hewn church boasting stunning views of Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
In Ethiopia, Christians are still today carving new, free-standing churches from solid rock faces, and now there is a project that is currently documenting this at-risk cultural practice.
This was an amazing opportunity to visit Ethiopia’s most important biodiversity hotspot and see some of the rarest creatures in the world.
Safari photography does not get better than this delicious gallery of people from Ethiopia, Botswana and Zambia
Ethiopia is a bird-rich country with a list of some 850 species – we review ‘Birding Ethiopia’, the perfect guide for bird-watchers
A highly amusing account of our safari guru Christian Boix being groomed by a Gelada monkey in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia