Tankwa Ethiopia Tours

UNESCO Registered sites in Ethiopia

axum2Ethiopia has the biggest share of Africa‘s world heritage sites registered by UNESCO. Cradle of mankind, Home of “Dinqinesh “Lucy” the worlds oldest known hominid &Custodian of some of the world’s ancient civilizations and where human beings migrated across the world.

World heritage sites registered by UNESCO in Ethiopia are:

  • The Ancient City of Axum: site of mysterious obelisks, (1980)
  • The Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela site of the 8th wonders of the world,(1978)
  • The 17th century  historic city of Gondar: 17th c castles & famous churches (1979)
  • The walled town of Harar: old walled town, mosques, shrines, hyena men (2006)
  • The Semein Mountain National park: spectacular scenery, endemism & biodiversity (1978)
  • The Konso cultural landscape: Mixe cultural and natural land scape(2011)
  • The Tiya stele: the ancient embellished stelae  (19800
  • The Lower Omo Valley:  the worlds oldest known hominid (1980)
  • The Lower Awash Valley:  “Dinqinesh “Lucy” the worlds oldest known hominid (1980)
  • The Meskel celebration:   A coloreful of Mesleke celebration (2013)
  • The Lake Tana and its monasteries: Man and nature- bispher reserve area  (2015)



Tentatively UNESCO registered sites in Ethiopia:

  • The Bale Mountains National Park (2008)
  • The Dirre Sheik Hussein Religious, Cultural and Historical Site (2011)
  • The Sof Omar natural and cultureal heritage. (2011)
  • The Gedeo Mixed Cultural and Natural Landscape (2012)
  • The Melka Kunture and Bachilt Archaeological Site