Timeless Ethiopia has prepared a city-tour package on the 26th of September 2022 as per the below itinerary.
(እንቁጣጣሽ) Enkutatash which means “Gift of Jewels”‘ is a public holiday in coincidence of New Year in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It occurs on Meskerem 1st on the Ethiopian calendar, which is 11 September (or, during a leap year, 12 September) according to the Gregorian calendar.
Ethiopia has revised the entry requirement in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic effective from 1st April 2022.It will be much easier to go to Ethiopia. No PCR test will be required from vaccinated persons. Time to book a trip to Ethiopia!
The Ethiopian e-Visa Service resumed its service! https://www.evisa.gov.et/
There are some fraud websites which have similar look and feel with our official e-Visa website. Please note that the Ethiopian Government doesn't have any agreement with the owners of those websites. Any visa application submitted or payment made through these websites is not acceptable.
Please do not submit visa application on www.ethiopiaevisa.com , www.ethiopiaonlinevisa.com , www.evisaforethiopia.com or others.
Due to internal conflict, travel to the north of the country is impossible. The exceptions are Byhyr Dar and the areas around Addis Ababa, such as Debre Libanos. There are no problems with trips to the Omo Valley.
Mursi tribe inhibits an inaccessible area between the rivers Mago and Omo. Its language belongs to the Nilo-Saharian languages. The population of this tribe is estimated at 10.000. It is divided into 18 clans. The most valuable treasure of every Mursi is cattle. Even the names are given according to the color of your favorite cow. Mursi people boast among local tribes with the largest number of cattle, therefore they are considered to be the richest. All social relationships are approved by the exchange of cattle. The dowry is usually constituted by 30-40 cows, although today it is more often also a rifle. This wealth goes from a groom's family to a bride's family. Therefore, the birth of a girl is treated as a blessing - it contributes to the growth of a father's wealth. This does not mean that male descendants are less important; they will look after the flocks.
It is a tribe living the southernmost in the Ethiopian Omo Valley. They live in the Omo River delta north of Lake Turkana. The name of Dassanech means just the people of the delta. The tribe population is about 50,000, they speak a language of the Kushite language group. They are divided into eight clans. Once they were called Galeb but the name was withdrawn because of the negative connotation.
Travelling across Ethiopia from the West to the East and from the North to the South, we meet the inhabitants of this country, who have preserved their original culture. We notice that thanks to varied garments, houses, constructed in a different manner, languages which sound differently in our ears and also in the different ways of field cultivation.
In order to reach the Guassa plateau from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, you have to travel approx. 260 km. A paved and then ground road (approx. 80 km) leads to Tarmaver. It takes about 5 hours to travel there by car. Is it worth travelling for so long? Definitely yes!!! We will reach one of the most natural places untouched by civilization in the highlands of Ethiopia. The area, occupying approximately 100 square kilometres, is perfect for trekking. There, we can admire stunning views and meet endemic animals, including Gelada monkeys and Ethiopian wolves. In addition, there are beautiful birds - more than 100 species have been counted here, including Ankober Serin threatened with extinction, and predators with majestic Lammergeyer (vulture). The vegetation of the Afro-Alpine zone is also extremely interesting, e.g. great lobelia. It takes indeed half a day to reach to the Guassa plateau from Addis Ababa, but it is worth remembering about the fact that it takes two days to reach the Siemen Mountains offering similar attractions.