Health: Prior to entry, visitors should be in possession of a valid health certificate for yellow fever.
Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to his/her arrival in Ethiopia. .
Timeless Ethiopia's clients won't be worried as our guides and drivers take in care of them while on tour. While camping we serve fresh and well cooked meals.
Best Time To Visit: Ethiopia can be visited any time of the year as it provides you with 13 months of sunshine or any kind of weather you like. It depends on the region that you want to visit and/or the activities you want to engage in
Food and Drinks: The food and drink of Ethiopia
reflects the many different cultures. A typical dish is Wot,
a hot spicy stew of meat or vegetables, seasoned with a blend
of Berbere (chillie powder). It is made with Doro (chicken),
and normally served with Injera, the traditional spongy pancake
made from a fermented Teff flour batter.Ethiopia produces
its own wines; Dukam and Gouder are fine reds, while Axumite
is sweeter. Crystals is a dry white wine. The famous honey
wine or Tej is found all over the country as is Tela, a local
beer, and Katikala, distillated liquor.
and Islam are the two main religions in Ethiopia making up
45% of the population each with other religions making up
the rest. Most of the Christians belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox
Church. While visiting Churches- Shoes must be removed before
entering the building. - One should never smoke anywhere near
a church. - Only priests are allowed to step into the Holy
of Holies where the 'TABOT'- replica of the Ark of the Covenant
Hotels: Addis Ababa has hotels that cater for all
pockets, from the luxurious Sheraton and Hilton hotels to
the tourist class hotels. Outside Addis, mainly in the 'Historic
Route', good standard hotels are available. However, to visit
the remote and the people of the wilderness, our camping equipments
are of a high standard.
there are two seasons: the dry season prevails from October
through May; the wet season runs from June to September.
|Visa: Visa are required for all foreign visitors to Ethiopia. These can be secured from Ethiopian Diplomatic and consular missions abroad. In addition .Visitors from the countries listed below can obtain visa on arrival at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa):|
|France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Rep.Korea,France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Rep.Korea kuwait, Luxemberg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.
Customs: Duty-free import are permitted for up to:
- 200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars or 1/2 lb of tobacco
- 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
- 1/2 liter, or two bottles of perfumes
Visitors may export souvenirs with a value not exceeding Birr 500, although some articles (such as animal skins and antiques) require an export permit.
is in the GMT + 3 hours time zone.
Ethiopian Calendar: Ethiopia still retains the Julian Calendar, in which the year
is divided into 12 months of 30 days each, and a 13th month
of five days and six days during the leap year. The Ethiopian
Calendar is almost eight years behind the Gregorian calendar.
local currency is the Ethiopian Birr made up of 100 cents.
Visitors may import an unlimited amount of foreign currency,
providing declaration of such currency is made to customs
on arrival.Foreign currency may be changed only at authorized
banks and hotels. The currency declaration form must be retained,
as this will be required by customs on departure. Visitors,
however, will be able to change any excess Ethiopian Birr
to foreign currency at the bank in the airport before departure.
Ethiopia has an elevated central plateau varying in height
between 2,000 and 3,000 meters. In the north and in the center
of the country, there are some 25 mountains whose peaks rise
over 4000 meters.
Supply: Ethiopia uses 220 volts 50 cycles
AC.People; the population is estimated over 65 million, over
50 per cent are under 20 years old. The average number of
inhabitants per square kilometer is 49.
Language: Ethiopia is a multi-ethnic state with a great variety of languages
spoken in the country, of which there are 83 with 200 dialects.
The main three languages are Amharic (the national language
of the country), Tigrigna and Oromigna. English is also widely
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