Welcome to Ethiopia


There is no place on earth like Ethiopia. This magnificent country is a melting pot of unparalleled history, rich culture, architectural wonders, a diverse eco system, fascinating tribes, and a bevy of wildlife. It is at once a backpackers dream and a history enthusiast's Shangri-La.
Ethiopia's landscape is laden with high-rise mountains like Simien and Bale, covered in dizzying yellow daisies, and feisty baboons swinging from precarious rocks. Go hiking on these towering peaks or visit the second lowest place on earth, the Danakil Depression – the hauntingly beautiful home of active volcanoes, lava lakes, hot springs and salted basins. It is one of the hottest places in the world so go prepared. The beautiful deserts, steep canyons, lush savannahs and plateaus along the way will be worth it....

 

Travel to the source of the Blue Nile and witness a spectacle that will rival the Niagara falls. Explore centuries of unspoiled history as you move through ancient cities like Aksum, Gondar, Harar, and Lalibela. Learn about Queen Sheba's legacy, visit the stunning monolithic orthodox churches built into solid rock in the 12th century, tour the fabled resting place of the original Ark of the Covenant, and other historic sites in what promises to be an epic tour of Ethiopia.

 

This horn of Africa was never colonised so much of its history, culture and traditions are still preserved in their original state. Venture into the local communities and allow the welcoming people regal you with initiations into a world you never knew existed.

 

In the vibrant city of Addis Ababa, you will find an energetic atmosphere juxtaposed with an authentic snapshot of past and present. Let loose in the bustling markets or head to the museum to view the skeletal remains of the world's oldest hominids ever discovered. Ethiopia has an embarrassing amount of attractions to provide you with travel memories you will never forget.

Activities in Ethiopia


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Day Trip to Mount Zuqualla

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Awash National Park

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Discover Lake Awassa

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Addis Ababa City Tour

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Weather Information


Night Life


Club H2O

Night Club in Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia


Club Joll

Night Club in Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia


Club Illusion

Night Club in Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia


Seven Olives Hotel

Night Club in Labibela,

Ethiopia


Food and Drink


Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food in Addis Ababa  

LOCAL CUISINE


2000 Habesha Cultural Restaurant in Addis Ababa  

LOCAL CUISINE


Itegue Taitu Restaurant in Addis Ababa  

JAPANESE CUISINE


Mountain View Restaurant in Labibela  

INTERNATIONAL CUISINE


Lucy Cultural Restaurant in Axum  

LOCAL CUISINE


4 Sisters Restaurant in Gonder  

LOCAL CUISINE


Fashion Picks


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Travel Pack List


British 3 Pin travel converter adapter


Padlocks


Anti-Malaria


Anti Bacterial Spray / Tissue


Solar Charger


Power Banks


Important Information


Means of Transportation The best way to get around larger towns is with a combination of minibus, taxi and bajaj (local name for the blue, Indian-made three-wheelers that are ubiquitous in most towns) runs along its trunk roads picking up and dropping passengers along the way. These cost next to nothing (no more than 5 birr per journey) and foreigners will generally pay the same as locals so long as the driver regards them to be using the vehicle as public transport ? they will charge a lot more if he perceives it to be a charter.
Average Spend $30 per day
Best time to travel Generally the best time to visit is between October and June, when it is the dry season. Rains tend to stop in early October, meaning afterwards the highlands are lush and green perfect for trekking among pretty wildflowers that have sprung up.
Entry requirements Valid visa, passport valid for 6 months, yellow fever vaccination certificate