Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa between the tropic of Cancer and the equator. The country has a population of 75 million and covers an area of 1.251 million square kilometers.
Visa - Entry visas can be obtained directly at the Addis Ababa International Airport, depending on nationality. Contact Ethiopian Embassy in your area for details.
Vaccines – It is always important to consult your doctor before traveling. There are no mandatory immunization for Ethiopia, but malaria prophylactics are recommended for those traveling to the West and South.
Currency - The local currency is called “Birr.” Credit cards are only accepted in international hotels and at Ethiopian Airlines offices.
Language: Amharic is the main language in Ethiopia however in different part of Ethiopia there are 83 different spoken languages.
.English is commonly spoken throughout the country. However
Population - current estimate is approximately 75 million, with half under the age of 34.
Electricity - 220 volts.
Internet - Internet is available in most area in the City Addis Ababa.
Time - It is in the GMT + 3 zone.
Calendar - Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar composed of thirteen months (12 of 30 days and one of 6 days).
Climate - There are only two seasons throughout the year. The dry season mostly lasts from October to May and the rainy season lasts from July to September. Temperatures vary from 30°C to 18°C. We will inform you more when you arrange your travel so you can be prepared for the weather.
Main Tourist attractions
- Simien Mountains National Park
- Omo Valley
- Afar Region
- The walled city of Harar
Major National Holidays
- January 7 Ethiopian Christmas “Gena”
- January 19 Ethiopian Epiphany “Timket “
- Ethiopian Orthodox good Friday (Crucifixion)“Siqlet”, end of march or early April
- Ethiopian Orthodox Easter “Fasika”, end of march or early April
- September 11 Ethiopian New Year “Enqutatash”
- September 27 The Finding of the True Cross “Meskel”