Ethiopia will completely surprise you with its history stretching back to the earliest days of Christianity. It will delight you with its outrageous scenery and landscapes. And it will enthral your senses with its time-worn buildings, its ancient culture and its aesthetically-pleasing settlements.
And the best way to see it all is by helicopter. The country will unroll before your eyes as you fly from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and Tigray to the astounding Tekeze Gorge and carved sandstone mountains of Gheralta.
Also on your flight path will be the Stelae monuments of Axum, the Simien Mountains at dawn and the sulphur springs of the Danakil Depression (subject to FCO travel advisory clearance).