has one of the finest climates in the world. The dry season
prevails form October to May, interrupted by small rains during
the months of February and March. The wettest season in most
parts of the country runs from June through September.
Ethiopia's population is estimated around 70 million. Ethiopia
is composed of about 80 ethnic groups. Based on the language
they speak, they can be divided into Semitic, Hamitic, Nilotic
and Omotic stocks.
with unique alphabet is the official language of Ethiopia . There are over 80
languages and many dialects through out Ethiopia. In areas
outside of the larger cities and towns, indigenous languages are
likely to be spoken.
Christianity and Islam are the two main religions in Ethiopia
making up 90% of the population each with other religions making
up the rest. Most of the Christians belong to the Ethiopian
WHEN VISITING CHURCHES & MOSQUES
- Shoes must be removed before on enters the building.
- One should never smoke anywhere near a church. & Mosques.
- ( In the Church ) only priests are allowed to step into the Holy of Holies where
the 'TABOT'- replica of the Ark of the Covenant is kept.
follows the Julian calendar, which has 12 months of 30 days and
a 13th month of five or six days. New year starts on September
the 11th. The Ethiopian calendar is seven years and eight months
behind the Gregorian Calendar, hence our motto: 'come to
Ethiopia and be 7 years younger;! Ethiopia is in GMT+3 hours
zone; and starting at sunrise; dawn being 12 am, midday 6pm,
dusk 12 pm Ethiopian time etc.
currency is Birr, and 1 USD is approximately equivalent to 8.65
Birr Importation of foreign currency by visitors is unlimited;
but declaration must be made at the point of entry. Foreign
currency may only be changed at authorized banks and hotels. The
currency declaration form must be retained as this will be
required by customs on departure.
visitors are required to possess a valid Yellow Fever
vaccination certificate. Vaccination against Cholera is also
required for any person who visited or transited a
cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in
Ethiopia. Malaria occurs in most parts of the country; specially
when visiting the lowland, visitors should take preventive does
against malaria before, during and after the tour.
required for any foreign visitors to Ethiopia. This 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). The
countries are: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,
China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Mexico,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, South
Africa, Spain Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and United States of
Us in Ethiopia at: Phone:+251-11-5505566 /5505657
25504 Code : 1000 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or Email us at: