Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Ethiopia?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Ethiopia are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Ethiopia?

For up to date information around safety and security in Ethiopia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Ethiopia.

Best time to visit Ethiopia?

The best time to visit Ethiopia is Sep-April, but particularly at either end of the rains – in April, when the land is dry and barren, or as it flourishes again in Sep-Oct. This green season is also best for highland wildlife. Rains replenish the Omo Valley even sooner – so travel Nov-Mar or Jun-Sep.

Do I need a visa to enter Ethiopia?

You will need a visa to enter Ethiopia. E-visas can be purchased in advance from the Ethiopian Immigration website. Visas on arrival are also available for tourists at Addis Ababa (Bole) International airport, at a cost of approximately $US50 for 1 month and $US75 for 3 months.

What currency do i need in Ethiopia?

The official currency of Ethiopia is the Ethiopian birr.

While visiting Ethiopia

What wild animals live in Ethiopia?

Among the latter are the cheetah, lion, civet, serval, African bush elephant, bushpig, gazelle, antelope, ibex, kudu, dik-dik, oribi, reedbuck, Somali wild ass, Grévy's zebra, hyena, baboon, and numerous species of monkey.

What is the traditional food in Ethiopia?

The national dish of Ethiopia is Doro Wat which is a spicy Ethiopian chicken stew.

What Languages are spoken in Ethiopia?

Amharic is the official national language of Ethiopia. English, Arabic, Italian and French are widely spoken by many Ethiopians. The Ethiopian languages are divided into four major language groups.These are Semitic, Cushitic, Omotic, and Nilo-Saharan.

How much do you tip in Ethiopia?

The currency in Ethiopia is the Ethiopian birr. Most meals at small Ethiopian restaurants cost between 30-60 Birr ( 1-2 USD). 5-10 Birr (20-40 cents) would be a very generous tip.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Ethiopia?

Local Ethiopia travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Ethiopia Numbers?

  • Police: 113
  • Ambulance: 112
  • Fire: 110
  • Embassy: +975 17 61 85 53

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Ethiopia?

    The time difference is 3 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Ethiopia?

    Ethiopia Guidebook

    Best Ethiopia guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Ethiopia with this Ethiopia Guidebook .