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Elilly Tour and Travel

For business meetings, conferences, weddings and special celebrations, the Elilly Tour and Travel seamlessly blends elegant facilities and expert event planning. Every detail is precisely personalized to suit the occasion.

OUR MISSION OUR VISION AND VALUES

It is our vision that to be a leading example of a tour operator demonstrating sustainable tourism in Ethiopia. We also want to expand our business scope by adding lodges and resorts to our tour operation business..

ORIGIN OF COFFEE ,HOMELAND OF ANCESTORS and HOME FOR THE ARC OF COVENANT

According to a legend, Kaldi, an Ethiopian shepherd, once discovered the properties of this stimulating plant after noticing that his goats became very active and awake after eating berries from a certain tree, It is believed that the Ethiopian highlands are origin of the coffee plant.

Ethiopia is one of the top coffee-producing country of Africa and Arabica beans are specially appreciated. The coffee ceremony is one of the most recognizable parts of culture, offering this peculiar ritual during festivities, visits or as a daily routine for community or family meetings.

Coffee was first exported out of Ethiopia to Yemen by Somali merchants from Berbera and Zeila in modern-day Somaliland, which was procured from Harar and the Abyssinian interior.

HOME FOR THE ARC OF COVENANT

Ethiopia is a home to legendry Ark of the covenant. Ethiopia is considered as one of the oldest Christian nations in the World, adopting Christianity during the 4th Century. It is also claimed to be the home to the legendary Ark of the Covenant containing the 10 Commandments.

This relic is said to be kept in Axum and only one man is allowed to see it. Also, Ethiopia is the home of the Black Jews, known as Beta Israel and Islam also appeared early in Ethiopia when Mohammed’s followers were persecuted and sought refuge in Abyssinia.

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church claims to possess the Ark of the Covenant, or Tabot, in Axum. The object is currently kept under guard in a treasury near the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. Replicas of the Axum tabot are kept in every Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church, each with its own dedication to a particular saint; the most popular of these include Mary, George and Michael.

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