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Required travel documents for Ethiopia
Required travel documents for Ethiopia: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 220 lub 240V / 50 Hz [...]



Area code to Ethiopia
Area code to Ethiopia: +251 [...]



Telecommunications
Long-distance telephone and telegraph service is available to the large towns in Ethiopia, to the US, and to most European and many African countries. Addis Ababa is eight time zones ahead of eastern standard time. [...]



Health
Medical facilities and some modern medicines are available in Addis Ababa. Take reasonable precautions regarding food and drink. Tapwater is not potable. The altitude in Addis Ababa can cause dizziness and adversely affects those with cardiopulmonary cond [...]



The culture of Ethiopia
With over 80 different peoples, the cultures of our communities are prominent in our lifestyle. With traditions going back to the days of Axum, and a stron religious setting, celebrations and festivals play an important part in our daily lives. Our greate [...]



Swimming in Ethiopia
Opportunities for swimming abound in Ethiopia. Apart from pools at the main hotels, lakes Langano and Shalla are bilharzias-free and resort areas have been set aside for swimming. Especially attractive are pools created by natural springs which can be fou [...]



Water sports in Ethiopia
Sailing on Lake Tana, or some of the Rift Valley lakes is a popular pastime. Many of the local fishermen will be happy to take out their boat for you. A trip in a dugout canoe, or traditional papyrus boat, is another wonderful experience. Lake Langano is [...]



Caving in Ethiopia
In many areas, particularly those with limestone Crags, underground caves and caverns may be discovered. Near Dire Dawa there is evidence of prehistoric habitation. Skilled expeditions will find great opportunities, but local guides are essential. [...]



Mountain Climbing in Ethiopia
Much of Ethiopia is rugged mountainous country, and the opportunities to conquer demanding peaks and crags are endless. The Simien Mountains, the Bale Plateau and many other areas provide perfect climbs. Equipment is rarely available locally and should be [...]