What to see
Eritrea is rich in its historical and natural scenery. Eritrea’s strategic location makes it valuable in historical importance and researches. The devastating war for liberation has also left behind interesting sites to see such as Nakfa’s extended trenches and underground commanding posts. The historic railway, which was built by the Italians and then rebuilt by the Government of Eritrea after independence, is also fascinating. It is one of the oldest railways in Africa.
Eritrea has five distinct ecosystems—Sahel, savanna, maritime, mountain and desert where one can appreciate ‘three seasons in two hours’. It is rich in adventurous mountain ecosystems that are suitable for trekking and mountaineering. The fauna and flora among the coral reefs of Eritrea is one of the most unpolluted and colorful in the world.
Also, Eritrea’s religious sites are marvelous features to be visited. Eritrea, being not far from the Middle East, is among the first countries to accept Christianity and Islam; Eritrea has some of the oldest established churches, monasteries and mosques in the world.