THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

The Great Rift Valley is the incredible largest geographic feature cutting through Ethiopia. 4830 kilometers begins in Syria and goes through all the way to Mozambique forming the denakil depression in the northern part of Ethiopia in Afar region. The afar region is associated with the cradle of hominids, after the famous Lucy is discovered, the fossils dated 3.2 million years ago.
The Great Rift Valley also gives Ethiopia with some fascinating features that range from hot and dry up to the variety of spectacular and beautiful lakes. The lakes are home to a varity of birds and reptiles. Tourists enjoy visiting the active volcano Erta-Ale, the magma creater lake bubbling from the earth’s core