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Ethiopia TravelWise

In TRAVELER magazine’s September issue, our team of Africa writers engage in six captivating trips—camping in the Sahara, rafting the Zambezi, exploring ape country in Uganda . . . and more. Online we offer our biggest ever Web-exclusive feature, the “Africa Travel Package,” which includes an 18-page trip planner, details on the best wine routes in South Africa, expert-recommended cruises, tips from National Geographic photographers, and TravelWise links guides. Here we offer the best links for travel information on Ethiopia.


Entering Ethiopia
U.S. State Department
Information on passport services and instructions for obtaining a U.S. passport

My Travel Guide
An outline of visa and passport rules and procedures

Health and Safety
U.S. State Department
Health and safety information for Ethiopia

My Travel Guide
Health and medical points, including details on required vaccinations

Getting There
Getting to Ethiopia
Basic information on traveling to Ethiopia, with lists of airlines that offer flights to Addis Ababa

My Travel Guide
Information on traveling to Ethiopia, with details on departure taxes

Determining Time Difference
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
World Time Server—includes links to current time and date in Ethiopia

Weather and Climate
My Travel Guide
Basic information on year-round climate—plus, details on what to pack


Tour Operators
Ethiopia Tourist Commission
Contact information for over 30 tour operators licensed by the Ethiopian Tourism Commission

Where to Stay
Ethiopia Tourist Commission
Contact information for over 40 hotels in Ethiopia

Hotel Book
Addis Ababa Hilton—Hotel information, including contact information and online booking options

Luxury Travel
Basic information on the Sheraton Addis

Worldwide Hotel Guide
Basic information on the Ghion Hotel

How to Get Around
How to search for car rentals in Warder, Kabri Dar, Addis Ababa, Asela, or Arba Mintch

Things to Do

The Historic Route
Basic information on Bahar Dar, Lailbela, Gondar, and Axum

National Parks
Africa Net
Brief descriptions on Awash National Park and Reserves, Bale Mountains National Park, and Simien National Park

New Africa
Statistics on wildlife, carbon dioxide emissions, physical features and plant life throughout Ethiopia

Travel Resources

Map Links
A detailed, zoomable map of Ethiopia


Books’s selection of travel books on Ethiopia

News Services
Guardian Unlimited
Articles and features pertaining to the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Travel Guides

For More Information
My Travel Guide
Travelogues, photographs, almanac, map, accommodations, and more

Ethiopia Country Profile
Basic information on economy, people, geography, airports, and transportation

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Information on Ethiopian news, sports, economy, business, government, people, culture, and more


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