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Ethiopia Overview

Ethiopia is a captivating nation located in the Horn of Africa. Revered as one of the oldest countries in the world, it is steeply drenched in unparalleled history and laden with old world splendour. The landscape is a fascinating melting pot of mountains, ancient tombs, mesmerizing monasteries, intriguing obelisks, interesting castles and burnt-out Russian tanks. At the same time, the cultural flair oozing out of Lower Omo Valley and Orthodox Christian Church infuses the air with sheer grandeur. Be it history buffs, culture vultures or epicureans, the incredible Ethiopian land is capable of fitting the bill of one and all!

Top Destinations in Ethiopia

The capital of Addis Ababa is the jewel in the crown of Ethiopia. The sprawling city unfolds the cloaked magnificence and enlightening charms of the nation. Ethnographic Museum and the National Museum (where 'Lucy' is buried) are among the most popular attractions of the city that literally set global travellers to plan vacations in Ethiopia and on a mad scramble for tickets aboard flights. Then there are St George's Cathedral and Museum epitomising the best of country's orthodox faith. Aksum is another top destination that boasts Aksumite Obelisks of the Northern Stelae Field and catches the fancy of almost every vacationer. Besides, Babille Elephant Sanctuary, Danakil Depression, Harar and Tigray Monasteries are some more beguiling attractions to behold.

Flight Tickets to Ethiopia

Ethiopia enjoys fine connectivity with prominent destinations across the globe including United Kingdom. A vast multitude of airlines based in Africa, Europe and Middle East operate flights to Ethiopia major airports such as Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. When it comes to flying from London Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham, British travellers have number of choices. UK's flag carrier British Airways makes for an apt choice for booking tickets to Ethiopia to travel from any of the key airports in UK. Alternatively, one can also reserve tickets with well-known global carriers like Lufthansa, Emirates, Air France or Egyptair.

Ethiopia Quick Travel Facts

Geography: Ethiopia is situated in the Horn of East Africa. The nation is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south.

Capital: Addis Ababa

Key Holiday Destinations: Addis Ababa, Aksum, Babille Elephant Sanctuary, Danakil Depression, Harar and Tigray Monasteries

Popular Airports: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Popular Airlines: Ethiopian Airlines

Language: Amharic. English is widely spoken

Time Zone: UTC+3

Popular Holidays: Adventure Sports, Shopping, Wildlife, Winter Sun, Sightseeing, Culture and History.

British High Commission: British High Commission
Comoros Street
Addis Ababa
Postal address:
PO Box 858
Ethiopia

Best Time to Visit Ethiopia

The dry season from October to March is the ideal period for touring Ethiopia. It is when the nation experiences bright sunny weather with no or little bit of rain. The night temperatures are low and climatic conditions especially in October are perfect for trekking. Those looking forward for some cultural splendour can consider planning their trip during Ethiopia's colourful festivals like Gena, Ethiopian Christmas (January), Enkutatash, the Ethiopian New Year (September), Meskel and Timkat. These jamborees mark for a peak season with huge demand of tickets on cheap flights and accommodation. Therefore, travellers must plan their vacations well in advance.

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