Erta Ale is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia. It is situated in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area. Erta Ale is the most active volcano in Ethiopia.
Axum (also spelled Aksum) in Ethiopia is possibly the greatest historical site that you’ve never heard of. The town was once the center of a great ancient civilization. Notable for its huge and iconic obelisks, it is rumored to have been the home of the Queen of Sheba and is believed by some to house the Ark of the Covenant.