This is one of several posts about my recent trip to Ethiopia. The others, so far, are:
The Black Country | Anecdotes | Transport | Religion | Danger
The post on transport was updated recently.
I haven’t looked up statistics about animals in Ethiopia, but there are, without doubt, more than I’ve seen in any other country. Cows, goats, buffaloes. You see them on the roads. The driver gives a hoot and the animals inch away until there’s just enough room for the jeep to get past.
Camels and donkeys carry salt – for internal use only, we were told.
We spotted a baboon
and a monkey
and a dik-dik.
We saw vervet monkeys.
That’s right – blue.
But most of all, I remember the birds. Our guide and driver for part of the tour (Milli) was very knowledgeable about birds and knew all the names. He’d spot them while driving and stop for us to take photos. When said bird was on my side of the jeep, I’d let the window down and sit back for hubby to lean on me while photographing. The results were definitely worth the slight discomfort.