Ethiopia The Land of Origins

Essence of Ethiopia Dmc

Our leading DMC in Ethiopia , The Land of Origins

Essence of Ethiopia Dmc is part of the Group Essence of The world DMC’S and is a full service DMC;

We offer a vast range of services from incentive programs, skillfully coordinated cultural and creative programs, for nice and small incentives group, conferences, meetings, and normal cultural groups as well  special interest tour for individuals,.

Our operation could take you to every corner of Ethiopia but also to other countries on which we operate under the name of Essence of the World DMC’S with offices in : Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bali, Indonesia Myanmar, China, Hong Kong, Madagascar.

Essence of Ethiopia Dmc is a world class DMC, Our in depth logistical expertise offers professional, detail focused and flexible support system for your event, regardless of its size and complexity. If you look for unique ideas and very creative programs we are the right team that you look that has the right passion to work for your clients with quality & right service. We deliver what we promise

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• The area of Ethiopia is 1,104,300 sq. km, which makes it approximately as big as France
  and  Spain combined.
• The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa, which means "new flower" in Amharic.  The
   altitude is 2,355m (7,726 ft), making it the 3rd highest capital city in the  world. 
   It is also the diplomatic capital of Africa.
• More than 70% of Africa's mountains are found in Ethiopia.  Probably due to the high
  altitude in the country, Ethiopians are famous for being great long distance runners.
• Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile River, which meets the White Nile River in
  Sudan to form the Great Nile River. Lake Tana supplies 85% of the water to the Great Nile
• The Danakil Depression is home to one of the lowest points on the African continent - Dallol,
   at 116m below sea level - and one of the only lava lakes in the world - at Erta Ale volcano.
• The Great Rift Valley, the most significant physical detail on the planet that is visible
   from space, cuts through Ethiopia from the northeast to the south of the country Culture
• There are more than 80 different ethnic groups in Ethiopia with just as many languages
   and over 200 dialects are spoken throughout the country.
• Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with its own unique script.
• Ethiopia claims to hold the Ark of the Covenant as well as a piece of the True Cross
  on which Jesus was crucified.
• Ethiopia is known as the Cradle of Mankind, with some of the earliest ancestors found
  buried in the soil.  Lucy (3.5 million years old), the most famous fossils found,
  were unearthed in Hadar.
• Ethiopia remains one of the only nations in Africa never to be colonized.  It was occupied
  briefly by the Italians from 1936 to 1941.
• Ethiopia is home to 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites, more than any other country in

TOP 10 things to visit or do :

1. Attend the Timket Festival The Timket Festival (which is also known as the Epiphany Festival)
2. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lalibela
3. Visit the Ethnological Museum in Addis Ababa
4. Birdwatching in Simien Mountains National Park
5. Photograph Rare Animals in Bale Mountains National Park
6. Cruise Lake Tana
7. Swim in Blue Nile Falls
8. Explore Gondar’s Castles
9. Shop in Addis Ababa’s Local Markets
10. Sample the World’s Best Coffee



• Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar consisting of 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th
  month of 5 or 6 days.  It is roughly 7 and a half years behind the Gregorian calendar.
• The Ethiopian fiscal year begins on 8 July and the Ethiopian new year begins on 11
  September (12 September in leap years).  Ethiopians will ring in the year 2005
  on 11 September, 2012.
• As with many equatorial countries, the sun dictates time in Ethiopia.  The sunrise marks
  the beginning of the day and the sunset marks the end of the day.  What most of
  the world would call 7:00, Ethiopians would call 1:00.  Both noon and midnight
  are 6:00 in Ethiopia.

Food & Drink
• Coffee, one of the world's most popular beverages, was discovered in Ethiopia.
• Ethiopia has the largest per capital density of cattle in Africa and the 10th largest in the world.
• Teff, the grain used to make the Ethiopian staple injera, is an ancient grain believed to have
  originated in Ethiopia between 4000BC and 1000BC.  It is the smallest grain in the world
  and is rich in calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper, aluminium, barium and thiamine and is a
  good source of protein, amino acids,  It is a great gluten-free option.

• Ethiopia is the home of the Black Jews, known as the Falashas, or Beta Israel.
• Ethiopia adopted Christianity in the 4th century, making it one of the oldest Christian
   nations in the world.
• Islam also appeared early in Ethiopia, during the time of Mohammed, when his followers
  fled persecution in Arabia and sought refuge in Ethiopia.
• Emperor Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia, is worshipped by Rastafarians
  as a devine being  In fact, their name comes from Haile Selassie's birth name,
  Ras Tafari, which means "Prince Tafari".

• There are 279 species of mammals found in Ethiopia, of which 5 are critically endangered,
   8 are endangered, 27 are vulnerable and 12 are near-threatened.  There are 31
    endemic mammal species found in Ethiopia.
• There are 924 species of birds found in Ethiopia, making Ethiopia a bird-watchers paradise.
   Of these, 23 species are endemic to Ethiopia.
• There are 175 species of fish found in Ethiopia, 40 of which are endemic.
• The gelada baboon is, in fact, not a baboon, but an old world monkey often classified in
   its own genus.  They are the last surviving species of ancient grazing primates that were
   once widespread.  They have a complex social system where women are dominant. 
   The patch of skin on their chest becomes bright red on females when they are most
   fertile.  Young males form bachelor groups and older males serve as grandfatherly
   figures, looking after the young. They can be found in large groups, sometimes up to 
   800 or more, particularly when there is food to be found.

We handle: Incentives, Meetings, Conferences Cultural groups, , adventure travel, bird and nature watching , individual FIT clients and much more 

Some of our DMC Creative, Innovative and Coordination services include:

• Accommodation and Venue planning in Addis Ababa,  A varied and wide selection, International star Chain Resorts, and Boutique Hotels and lodges .
• Unique incentive programs and ideas (that nobody did before) in Ethiopia with option beach  stay in  Madagascar Nosy be
• VIP Express Immigration and Customs clearances arranged for Passengers and Equipment.
• Exclusive Meet & Greet Arrival Airport Services including dancers
• Private Police escorts  (on request)
• Transfers & Transportation (Domestic - Land/Air and Sea
• Transportation), Unique Transfers in Classic or conventional vehicles
• Conference Assistance, Support and Logistics.
• Pre- and post-Event tours to Lalibela or other areas in Ethiopia or have nice beach stay in the exotic  Nosy Be island Madagascar.
• Advice, Planning, Operation and provision of services for all Off site/Outside catering requirements, exotic Themed Parties .
• Entertainment - Local Cultural, International and Original.
• Corporate identity items such as Signage, Flags, Banners, Ice Carvings, Room gifts with corporate imaging.
• And Much More

  Essence of Ethiopia Luxury ideas and services

• Take a charter flight to travel in to the Ethiopian Great Rift Valley, thousands of years back in time to be among the  tribes of the Omo Valley.

• Take helicopter safari and picnic in the spectacular Tigray rock churches, Gheralta Cluster.

• Fly over the Blue Nile Falls and sunset cruise on Lake Tana while visiting the source of the Blue Nile & Island monasteries

• Explore the amazing rock-hewn churches of St. Lalibela, often referred by many as ‘the living wonders of the world’.

• Enjoy the splendid view of the magnificent Simien Mountains.

• You may also want to explore and enjoy the spectacular views as you fly over on top of the Ertale Lava Lake and on out of this world Danakil Depression.

• Admire the remote tribal tour to Surma and Kibish. Visit by foot or rent a helicopter flight

• Get lost in the beautiful nature of the Bale Mountains, one of the biggest Afro Alpine habitat home to many endemic wildlife including the Ethiopian Wolf.   

• Fly camps,  overnight in tented camp only for you max 12 tents

• Private Flying Safari by helicopters with handmade overnight in tents and service 

Discover the very best of Ethiopia .Enjoy insider experiences, ancient African Civilization, amazing wildlife encounters, unique cultural interactions and a host of extraordinary moments on one of our Essence of Ethiopia Mice Dmc Luxury Tours.

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Essence of Ethiopia DMC , is a well known Dmc with offices in Addis Ababa .We have explored every corner of the country to concoct the best trips for our partners. We keep on discovering the best areas and places so that our offer of trips will be the most complete to offer a unique incentive program for your clients with some very high cultural experience of a life time .

Incentive tip: By Essence : You can stay a few days and visit the highlitghs of Ehtiopia and have a beach stay In Madagascar Nosy be  

Top 10 Explorer in Ethiopia

1. Attend the Timket Festival,The Timket Festival (which is also known as the Epiphany Festival),
2. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lalibela
3. Visit the Ethnological Museum in Addis Ababa
4. Birdwatching in Simien Mountains National Park
5. Photograph Rare Animals in Bale Mountains National Park
6. Cruise Lake Tana
7. Swim in Blue Nile Falls
8. Explore Gondar’s Castles
9. Shop in Addis Ababa’s Local Markets
10. Sample the World’s Best Coffee

Ethiopia is like nowhere else on the planet, a beautiful country blessed with a peerless history, fabulous wildlife and some of Africa's most soulful peoples.

In Ethiopia  you expect to step outside the world of luxury holiday hotels, and into the unexpected. But visiting Ethiopia also implies meeting its people, understanding its culture and tradition....It’s even the spirit of Ethiopia is to make your travel a high success for your clients.

Creativity is our way of working

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Addis Ababa sits at 7,500 feet above sea level, and its Holy Trinity Cathedral is the final resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie. As Ethiopia's capital and by far its largest city, Addis Ababa is known for its multi-lingualism, with as many as 75 languages spoken in active service (which makes Addis Ababa MICE venues amazingly cosmopolitan.) It might be for this, and for the fact that Ethiopia is the only African nation not to have been a European colony, that Addis Ababa is home to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The commission stages many of the continent's political, peace-keeping and economic development discussions.

The main transport hub is Bole International Airport (ADD). Ethiopian Airlines flies to many European and worldwide destinations  Bole, four miles southeast of the city center, also has service on KLM via Amsterdam, on Turkish via Istanbul and on Emirates via Dubai.

Meeting space  

Chief among large MICE venues in Addis Ababa is the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa (UNCC-AA), next door to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, which has two large exhibition halls for 800 and 475 persons, respectively, four smaller halls hosting 115 persons each and 13 meeting rooms. Due to all those languages mentioned above, it also does well in translation services.

MICE hotel venues in Addis Ababa
Include the 372-room Hilton Addis Ababa, where the meeting space includes a ballroom able to host 700 persons; the 293-room Sheraton Addis, which has nine meeting rooms able to cater to up to 1,500 persons; the 152-room InterContinental Addis, which has two meeting rooms; the 142-room Jupiter International, which has meeting space for up to 200 persons, and the 96-room Dreamliner Hotel, where the meeting space includes the Jan Tekel Hall for up to 400 persons.
Ethiopian's unique culture should be celebrated in events here. Choose between the National Museum of Ethiopia, which has a re-creation of the skeleton of Lucy, the oldest human ancestor to be as yet unearthed; or the Addis Ababa University, which includes a museum, a former royal palace and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library.

To visit

Other selections could be EIABC, the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, which includes the K. Schlesier Lecture Hall; and the Hager Fikir Theater (Africa's oldest theater, dating to 1935), which has the ability to host private functions amidst the regular play schedule. One more option is the Netsa Art Village: established in 2008 by graduates of the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts and Design, it is a museum of contemporary art with lots of outside function space that can host outdoor dinners in tents and erect tents and other temporary structures in a setting that feels a long way from the bustle of Addis Ababa.

One thing to know about Ethiopian cuisine: The national staple is injera, a soft crepe-like bread that is picked up and dipped in or used to scoop up communally dished meat and vegetable dishes.
The whole idea is that everyone shares from the same large pan. Four of the best restaurants specializing in this and able to host groups are Habesha, which is the Arabic word for Ethiopia and whence the former Western name for the country, Abyssinia, derives; Yod Abyssinia, which has oodles of space and puts on dance and music; Bata, which also is full of Ethiopian design and has a pretty garden; and, probably the best but difficult to reach along back streets, Agelgil, which is where quite often the city's movers and shakers will be. A Western choice is the Jacaranda at the Hilton Addis Ababa.



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