BuddyTravel providing you key tips and information to visit Ethiopia

Capital City: Addis Ababa

Official Language: Amharic

Currency: Birr (ETB)

Calling Code:

Time Zone: EST (UTC +3)

Climate: Eastern lowland areas are hot and sticky with a desert-like climate while conditions are more temperate in the hills and much cooler in the mountains. The rainy season is between June and September. Click here to see the weather forecast for Ethiopia.

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  • Animal: Lion
  • Flower: Calla Lily



Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)

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Tourism in Ethiopia

Useful Websites: Visit Ethiopia

Visas: A tourist visa (either single entry for 30 days, single entry for 3 months, multiple entry for 3 months or multiple entry for 6 months) for UK nationals can be obtained when arriving in Ethiopia. Click here for prices. Click here for more information about visas.

Where to Stay in Ethiopia:

Special Events in Ethiopia:

Ethiopia Bucket List:

  • Summit Erta Ale and get up close to the magnificent active lava lake
  • Visit the expanse of hot springs, sulphuric acid and salt flats in Dallol, a region that lies 134 metres below sea level
  • Trek through the Simien Mountains
  • Visit Lalibela – home to 11 churches carved out of rocks dating from the 12th and 13th centuries
  • Join the coffee route into Ethiopia’s western highlands bringing you to the original home of coffee and the site of the Mother Coffee Tree, the oldest living plant of its type anywhere in the world
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela, Ethiopia

Dallol, Ethiopia

Dallol, Ethiopia

National Parks of Ethiopia:

List of National Parks in Ethiopia

Volunteer in Ethiopia

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