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t r a v e l i n g

Practical information

Area:

1.104.300 km

2

Inwoneraantal:

102 MIO

Capital:

Addis Abeba

Government:

Republic

Official language:

Amharic

Currency:

Birr

Climate:

In Ethiopia, the climate varies with altitude, going from the hot and arid climate of the lowlands, to the cool climate of the plateau.

Lying just north of the Equator, the country experiences little variation in temperature throughout the year.

Travel documents:

Members of the European Area only need a valid identity card or passport. No visa required.

Time zone:

Time Difference is 2 hours during wintertime and 1 hour during summertime.

With special thanks to:

Destaw, our amazing guide, who made our journey all the more enjoyable.

Nadou, who got us into contact with the 'Porschista' in Addis Ababa. (We can recommend visiting her Ethiopian restaurant Gojo in Antwerp.)

Asteway Getachew Dinkneh (Tati), our gorgeous Porschista in Addis

Tariku W/Aregay, general manager of Yama Ethiopia Tours

Martine Verschoren, director passenger Brussels of Ethiopian Airlines

Bisrat Tedla, area manager of Ethiopian Airlines

Claus Steiner, general manager of Hilton Addis Ababa

Gore

Kibre Mengist

Kelem

Goba

Bahir Dar

Asela

AbiyAdi

Wik'ro

Werota

Shashemene

Mek'i

K'obo

Inda Silase

Bati

Azezo

Yabelo

Werder

Wendo

Weldiya

Sodo

Sek'ot'a

Negele

Mot'a

Mizan Teferi

Metu

Mendi

Mek'ele

Mechara

Maych'ew

Lalibela

Korem

Imi

Giyon

Erer-Gota

Dolo Odo

Dila

Dembi Dolo

Debre Zeyit

Debre Werk'

Debra Sina

Bure

Awasa

Arba Minch'

Adigrat

Adi Dairo

Nek'emte

Jima

Gonder

Dire Dawa

Dese

Nazret

Jijiga

Harar

Debre Mark'os

Agaro

Addis Ababa

E t h i o p i a

An experience that left us wanting more

Meeting the tribes of the South was the last part of our journey. Ethiopia has been

a true revelation: endlessly captivating from start to finish. This country managed to

surprise us every step of the way. The spectacular landscapes, the unique history and

the cultural riches, the infinitely diverse population: we can't get enough of it. Ethiopia

is the country where Africa and the Judeo-Christian world meet, where tribes live com-

pletely unaware of modern technology and where travelling is a voyage of discovery

through centuries of history. One thing we learned: in Ethiopia, everything is different

from anywhere else in the world. And for this reason alone, this country is a fantastic

travel destination.