Ethiopia tourism

When making an Ethiopia packing list, international travelers should choose clothing that is appropriate both for the weather and for what is culturally acceptable in the country. One of the important things to know about Ethiopian culture is that people are expected to dress a certain way, including foreign visitors. While not as conservative as […]

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Christmas in Ethiopia is called Ganna (or Genna) and is celebrated on January 7th. An important Ethiopian holiday, visitors in the country can get an insight into the religious traditions and culture of the African nation. Ganna comes 12 days before the Timkat festival, another important holiday. Travelers with an Ethiopian eVisa can spend up […]

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One of the most important festivals on the Ethiopian calendar, Timkat (Timket) is celebrated across the country. Tourists in Ethiopia during Timkat are treated to 3 days of festivities. Timkat is an Orthodox Christian occasion to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan. People travel to Ethiopia to take part in Timkat […]

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Although it is tiny, the Ethiopian market town of Turmi is an important hub of transport and local culture in the south-west of the country. Surrounded by the villages of the Hamer people and close to the famous Omo Valley and its tribes, it is the perfect location for visitors looking to experience the heart […]

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Whether you are planning a trip to Ethiopia to volunteer, experience its wildlife parks, or visit its historical attractions, you will need to get familiar with the nation’s calendar. According to the Ethiopian calendar, New Year —or Enkutatash, as it is known in Amharic, the country’s official language— is typically celebrated on September 11th or […]

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Arba Minch is a district and city in southern Ethiopia. It consists of 2 areas: Schecha, the uptown administrative center, and Sikela, a commercial and residential zone 8 miles away. The greatest attraction for tourists in the area is Nechisar National Park, an opportunity to see Ethiopia’s varied wildlife and plant species up close. The […]

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Ethiopia is well known for being the cradle of African civilization. Naturally, this makes it a top destination for travelers eager to explore unique local celebrations. One of the most interesting of those celebrated in the country is the Irreecha festival. This article examines a little about what makes Irreecha an unmissable celebration in Ethiopia. […]

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Completed in 2017, the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway has been an enormous success, transporting passengers and goods across the 759 km journey and boosting Ethiopia’s import-export sector. The fully-electrified line doesn’t only benefit the economy but also makes traveling way more convenient for people. It used to take 3 days to move from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia’s capital […]

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Bahir Dar is the third biggest city in Ethiopia and it lies on the southern shore of Lake Tana, the country’s biggest lake. It is the capital of the Amhara region and it has a population of around 250,000. It is an established tourist destination which is often referred to as the “Ethiopian Riviera”. It […]

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