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Tourism in Ethiopia: what you need to know

After reading this article, Ethiopia will have no more secrets for you. We have targeted the best things to do on the spot, selected hotels and accommodations of good standing, and gathered practical tips for getting to Ethiopia. and for your convenience we’ve illustrated this articles with several maps.

Where to stay in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia to sleep you will find mainly hotels and we can say that they are usually not perfect but rather correct. Choosing a hotel in Ethiopia should certainly not be taken lightly because hotels in Ethiopia are very far from all stands out in terms of quality (there are even hotels that we 'dare not even mention on this site!) . To make your choice look at the hotels we recommend, and make your final decision according to your budget.

The 5-star hotels in Ethiopia

When looking for a 5-star hotel, you want quality first and foremost. It's good:in Ethiopia 5-star hotels are pretty good overall but be careful though there are establishments with fairly average levels of service. Here are some recommendations for choosing a very good luxury hotel.

In Ethiopia and in the immediate surroundings there is an important offer of 5-star hotels. Not always easy to pick the good ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Ethiopia

A trip in Ethiopia without having a 4-star hotel or more? No way. Then you have to be careful when booking : some establishments are not that great. Keep in mind that sometimes a small 3-star cozy hotel can be better than a poor 4-star hotel. Follow our advice to book the best!

You make good choice if you book at Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa (one of the best option in Addis Ababa), at Monarch Hotel (a rather not bad establishment ) or at Jupiter International Hotel - Cazanchis.

3-star hotels in Ethiopia

Good options are: Wudasie Castle Hotel (one of the best choices in Addis Ababa), at Hotel Lobelia (a pleasant establishment) or Caravan Hotel.

Guesthouses in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia and in the immediate surroundings there is a large offer of guesthouses. Not always easy to choose. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. The best choice will probably be the Olympia Guest House, an more than correct establishment. Also consider the Abyssinia Guest House, which is basic and correct...

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Ethiopia? The best place to stay in Ethiopia is at Golden Tulip Addis Ababa in Addis Ababa.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Ethiopia? The best 4 stars hotel in Ethiopia is the Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa in Addis Ababa.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Ethiopia? The best 3 stars hotel in Ethiopia is the Wudasie Castle Hotel in Addis Ababa.

What is the best 2 stars hotel in Ethiopia? The best 2 stars hotel in Ethiopia is the Bagy Hotel and Resort in Addis Ababa.

What is the best hotel with spa in Ethiopia? The best hotel with spa in Ethiopia is the Capital Hotel and Spa in Addis Ababa.

What is the best resort hotel in Ethiopia? The best resort hotel in Ethiopia is the Grand Resort and Spa Bahir Dar in Bahir Dar.

What is the best guesthouse in Ethiopia? The best guesthouse in Ethiopia is the Olympia Guest House in Addis Ababa.

How to get to Ethiopia

Going to Ethiopia by plane

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport : the airport has 665 flights per week. It is served by 8 airlines that offer 42 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Jeddah : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines and Saudia
  • Dubai : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Rome : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines
  • Milan : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines
  • Qatar : flights operated by Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Airlines
  • Delhi : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines
  • Riyadh : flights operated by Saudia and Ethiopian Airlines
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Lufthansa and Ethiopian Airlines
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport : Guangzhou

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport :

  • Johannesburg : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines
  • Cairo : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines

Low cost airlines to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates and Flydubai

What to do in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia other tourist sites are recommended as Awash National Park, Bale Mountains National Park, Omo National Park, Tiglachin Monument, Abijatta-Shalla National Park, Yangudi Rassa National Park and Red Terror Martyrs' Memorial Museum.

Museums in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia do not miss the cultural visits such as Red Terror Martyrs' Memorial Museum.

Archeological sites in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia you can visit archeological sites such as Dungur.

Natural parks in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia do not miss refreshing visits such as Simien Mountains National Park, Nechisar National Park and Mago National Park.

But in Ethiopia is not limited to these three natural parks: Bale Mountains National Park, Omo National Park, Awash National Park, Abijatta-Shalla National Park, Yangudi Rassa National Park, Kafta Sheraro National Park and Gambela National Park are also worthy of interest. But that's not all, other natural parks deserve to be cited as Yabelo Wildlife Sanctuary and Maze National Park.

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Discover in Ethiopia

All info to organize his trip have been gathered in this article. We have targeted the best activities to do on site, retained hotels and quality accommodation, and gathered practical tips for getting to Addis Ababa. and for your convenience we’ve illustrated this articles with several maps.