Religious Festivals

Religion is an integral part of Ethiopian life and culture and is celebrated with impressive ceremonies, traditional dress, music and dancing providing a blanket of colorful expression across the country.

Read More

Travel Essentials

Pre-departure information has been designed to assist visitor clients in preparing themselves. All the information contained herein are vital & corner stone for the travel to be made. Visitor clients are responsible for reading and understanding the pre departure information in order to make the tour more successful and safe.

Visas / entry requirements

To travel to Ethiopia you will need a valid passport and a visa. The Ethiopian government issued Visa on arrival at Bole International airport-Addis Ababa for citizens of more than 35 countries. Visitors from other countries should obtain visas from the Ethiopian embassy in their country of residence. If there is no Ethiopian embassy in the visitors country of origin, visas must be obtained from the nearest country with an Ethiopian embassy.  

Visitors who stay more than 30 days must register with the immigration office and secure an ID card, and extend their visas if necessary.


Comprehensive travel insurance is compulsory for all passengers. All travelers are required to take insurance to cover cancellation and curtailment, baggage loss or damage, medical expenses, emergency travel, repatriation and personal accident before leaving their country. It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that they are fully insured. Most travel insurance policies have a restriction on compensation for loss, damage or theft of single valuable items (e.g. cameras). Please check your policy carefully and if necessary insure valuable items separately, (e.g. under a home contents policy with overseas extension). Please take your insurance policy with you on safari. Please also note that travel insurance provided with credit card payment is usually inadequate for travel of this nature.


The best time to visit Ethiopia depends on where you are going. You can explore the north & eastern historic routes, Rift Valley lakes, all round the year either by surface driving or flight program. For enthusiastic trekkers to the mountains we generally recommend to plan after the big rains of June-September. The rains in the Omo valley are sometimes unpredictable but most of the time this region gets much of its rain between March and June during which access can be difficult. Thus we advise to plan your Omo Valley trip before March or after June. However we strongly advise to travel to the Danakil during the relatively cool seasons between November and March.


Ethiopia is now becoming more accessible. The Government is highly investing into the infrastructure development of the country. As a result, the country has been emerging from negligible accesses to road in terms of road network and per head coverage into asphalt and all-weather road network, which links each woreda (district) administration with the States and Federal Government.

In addition, most of the tourist attractions are covered by Ethiopian Airlines domestic network. Ethiopian Airlines has daily domestic flights to Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela, Axum, Makale, Harrar, Arbaminch, and Jimma. Therefore, most of Ethiopia’s tourist destinations are accessible by road and air transport.


Ethiopia, the ancient Christian kingdom, richest historical and cultural heritage in sub-Saharan Africa,



Climatic variations and the isolated forbidding nature of her highlands have made Ethiopia a unique habitat



Culturally Southern Ethiopia is extraordinarily rich with some 45 languages spoken by people of