Ethiopia is a really up and coming travel destination with friendly people, spectacular landscapes and lots of amazing places to see. Not many places compare to Ethiopia - expect bustling cities, stunning nature, lakes, mountains and tasty cuisine. Get inspired to visit Ethiopia today.
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There are so many reasons you should travel to Ethiopia including:
Thinking about going backpacking or travelling in Ethiopia? There are so many incredible places you can visit in Ethiopia including Addis Ababa, Axum, Gondar Castles And Churches, Bahirdar, Gondar-Tekeze Valley, Lalibela-Rock Hewn Churches, Bahar Dar, feeding hyenas in Harar, Gondar (Gonder), the Simien Mountains and the Omo Valley. Travelling in Ethiopia will be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. This is one of the world's most intriguing countries and one our top rated up and coming travel destinations. Don't leave the country before taking a game drive through Bale National Park, a cruise on the waters of Lake Chamo and try to meet the people of the Dorze, Mursi, Hamer and Karo tribes. You can also encounter the tribes of the Omo Valley which is highly recommended.
Here are some top things to add to your Ethiopia travel itinerary:
Ethiopia is a very cheap travel destination and you can get great value on transport, sightseeing, accommodation and food. Accommodation might not be luxury standard but there are a good level of comfortable hotels and places to stay. Expect conditions in rural areas to be more basic. Public transprt can be unreliable but you can book private transport with local companies througout the country - your accommodation should be able to help with this. One of the easiet ways to get around is with an organised experience.
Ethiopia is a very poor country but very few foreigners encounter any problems when visiting. If you are female you should dress conservatively. You will need to take Insect repellent, sunscreen, a mosquito net, a medical kit and also rehydration / diarrhoea tablets
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