History & Background:
Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Sub Saharan Africa. The earliest evidence of Ethiopian history was in about 1000BC when the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon. Unique among African countries, the Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from the colonial rule throughout the twentieth century, with the exception of the Italian occupation of 1936 – 1941. In 1974 a pro-Soviet Marxist Leninist military junta , the Derg , deposed Emperor Haile Selassie , who had ruled since 1930, and established a one-party socialist state. The ensuing regime suffered several bloody coups; uprisings, wide-scale drought , and massive refugee problem. It was eventually defeated in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces under the name Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). In 1994 a constitution was adopted leading to Ethiopia’s first multiparty elections in the following year.
Scheduled and Tailor-Made Safaris:
Ethiopia is Africa’s hotbed of culture and history. Below you will find numerous small group (maximum of 10 clients) safaris that Jenman African Safaris runs in and around Ethiopia. You can join one of our scheduled adventure or lodge safaris or if you’d like, one of our experienced travel consultants can tailor–make a private safari to meet your departure date, time period, group size and budget. A popular way of traveling around Ethiopia is via 4×4 vehicle where we tailor-make your itinerary for you.