Ethiopia is in East Africa, situated north of Kenya. It is one of the only countries in Africa that was never colonized, hence has a much longer  and rich history than its neighboring countries. They have the oldest coffee tradition in the world and believed to be where coffee originated.


Read: How is Ethiopia as a Travel Destination

What to See

Century-old historic sites
from churches to castles

Surviving tribes

Amazing landscape and

Unesco sites

Top 5 Destinations



Omo Valley

Simien Mountains

Blue Nile

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Unique Experiences

Coffee Ceremony

Ethiopian Cuisine

Type of Travel

  • A tour operator is strongly recommended
  • The sites are clustered by region and for each region, it takes 5-10hrs through okay and bumpy roads
  • DIY is doable but difficult

Least Favorite

  • Poor to non-existent public toilets
  • Poor to non-existent Wifi
  • In the Southern Tribes, you feel harassed by the tribes for having to pay for every photo
  • Public transpo is practically non-existent (outside the metro)
  • Limited accommodation. Budget to standard rooms are “meh”
  • Luxury ones are great but standard is similar to a 3-star property in mainstream destinations like Tanzania or Kenya

Planning Your Trip

Around 2000 USD per person
all- inclusive tour, lodge, meals
for standard rooms

Allot at least 10 full days to travel. This will give you enough time to explore a region (i.e. North only)

I recommend September which is just
before the peak season, which begins in

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How is Ethiopia as a Travel Destinations

Ethiopia. One of those countries that we all have heard but knew very little about. The mention of this country brings an exotic sound where one might imagine well-fashioned and accessorized tribes in a mountainous backdrop