Ethiopia Holidays

Ethiopia is a really up and coming travel destination and perfect if you are looking for a meaningful holiday. Not many places compare to this destination - expect stunning landscapes, lush nature, lakes, mountains, friendly people and tasty cuisine. Search things to do in Ethiopia including sightseeing, eco tourism, special interest activities and authentic holdays.


Activity, Adventure & Eco Holidays in Ethiopia

Discover the best of Ethiopia with our meaningful authentic holidays and tailor made travel opportunities.

Ethiopia Travel Guide

Ethiopia Travel Guide

  • Capital - Addis Ababa
  • Currency - Birr (ETB)
  • Population - 74,778,000 (approx)
  • Languages - Amharic (official), Oromo, Tigrinya Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic (official), other local languages
  • Country Dialing Code  +251
  • Health & Safety - 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



Ethiopia Holiday Highlights

Travel to Ethiopia and experience one of the world's most intriguing countries on this comfort-style journey. Take a game drive through Bale National Park, cruise the waters of Lake Chamo and meet the people of the Dorze, Mursi, Hamer and Karo tribes. You can also encounter the tribes of the Omo Valley on our off-the-beaten track adventure in Ethiopia. There are so many incredible places you can visit on our small group holidays 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.



Best Things to Do in Ethiopia

  • Hop to it exploring Addis Adaba, Ethiopia's timeworn yet fascinating capital. A visit to the Ethnological Museum is highly recommended, as it provides a valuable background to what you'll be seeing in the days ahead.
  • Drive out along the ever-changing Ethiopian landscape to Bale Mountains National Park. Try to spot packs of Painted Hunting Dogs and Ethiopian Wolves - some of the rarest canids in the world - on a nature walk in the Havenna Forest. Travel on to Arba Minch, stopping off at small villages en route.
  • Set out by boat on Nech Sar National Park's Lake Chamo for the chance to see hippos and crocodiles up close.
  • Venture into the hills for a visit to the friendly Dorze people. Learn about the logic underlying the construction of their unique huts and perhaps witness traditional weaving in action. Take a game drive through Mago National Park to meet the Mursi tribe, known for the huge clay lip plates worn by the women.
  • Marvel at the distinctive hairstyles and highly imaginative bodily decorations of the Hamer and Karo tribes. If the timing of our visit coincides with a male initiation rite, we may even catch a bull jumping ceremony.
  • Learn about a development project designed to improve the livelihoods of the local Konso people.
  • Watch local men haul in salt from the bottom of a salt lake.
  • Wander among the standing stellae of Tututsi, which reveal something of the ancient customs of the people whose graves they mark.
  • Travel to the university town of Awassa and check out its fascinating fish market. Return to the relative modernity of Addis. Perhaps head for the bustle of the Mercado Central, the biggest open-air market in Africa, or pick a restaurant for a final feasting on spicy Ethiopian cuisine.







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