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Before your Trip

We believe that knowing some things before going on a safari with us, will in the end enrich your experience with us. Take time and study carefully the Important Travel Information below and our recommended list of what to know or carry for your trip.


What you should carry to get the most out of your trip.


Should be in good working condition, having enough memory and its charger.


You should have your superb binoculars well packed to not miss out on the great views.


Have a good torch with good flash. You may need it at some point.


Streamline your entry to Ethiopia with the convenience of obtaining an E-visa online. Simplify the process by visiting www.evisa.gov.et, where you can effortlessly access and apply for E-visa services.

Enhance your travel experience with the ease and efficiency of online visa procurement, ensuring a seamless journey to explore the wonders of Ethiopia.​

Topography and Climate

Ethiopia has an elevated plateau ranging in height between 2,000 to 3000 meters. In the north and southeast parts of the country, there are high mountains whose peaks rise to above 4,300 M.

One of the biggest lakes which is the source of the famous Nile river is also found in the northern part of the country. Ethiopia also has two major favorable seasons Wet and Dry seasons. The wet season runs from June to September and dry prevails from October through May.


Ethiopia boasts a rich tapestry of diversity, being a multi-ethnic state home to more than 80 distinct ethnic groups and with over 200 dialects spoken. Explore the vibrant mosaic of cultures, traditions, and identities that contribute to the unique and colorful heritage of this remarkable nation.

From the Oromo and Amhara to the Sidama and Afar, each ethnic group adds its distinctive flavor to Ethiopia’s cultural landscape, making it a fascinating destination for those seeking a truly diverse and enriching experience. Immerse yourself in the multitude of traditions and histories that shape Ethiopia’s multi-faceted identity, creating a mosaic of unity amid diversity.

Amharic is the working language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia while Oromigna, Tigrigna, and Guragina are widely spoken. Moreover, English, Italian, French, and Arabic are widely spoken in the spheres of commerce and education.


Major religions in the country are Christianity and Islam but there are also some Catholic and protestant.

Internet, Telephone, and Fax service

Internet domain or country code suffix .et Numerous internet cafes are available in Addis Ababa and in other cities. They all give Fax and telephone calling services. The country Dialling Code is +251.

Power Supply

Ethiopia uses 220 volts 50 cycles AC.


The population is estimated at 83.1 million (UN 2007)

Time Zone

Ethiopia is in the GMT + 3 hours time zone. Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar.

Main Product Exports

Ethiopian main exports are based on agricultural products such as Coffee, hides, oil seeds, beeswax, meat, sugarcane, and flowers.

Banking Hours

Banking hours are usually from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm from Monday to Saturday. Closing times may be an hour longer in some private banks. Most banks work through lunchtime; however foreign exchange services are mostly closed during lunch hours (12:00 noon – 1:00 pm).

Couriers and Money Transfer Services

Money transfers can be made through Western Union and Money Gram. Both have representative branches in Addis Ababa and also make their services available from private and national banks. Four courier service providers DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT and EMS have offices in Addis Ababa


In general between seasons clothes are appropriate. At higher altitudes, woolen clothes or a coat are needed in the evenings. Travelers should take rain coat or other rainwear, particularly when visiting the country during the period from February to October. It is usually possible to have clothes laundered at or near hotels within a short period of time (frequently services are offered 24 hours a day).