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Eritrea: Itineraries & tips

Eritrea location

Eastern Africa

Located

Land borders

Djibouti

Ethiopia

Eritrea at a glance

Ethiopian Birr (ETB)

Currency

Tigrinya

Language

Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

undefined (3 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Moderate (32 / 100)

Safety index

Very underdeveloped (45 / 100)

Human development index

Best itineraries

Top Eritrea destinations

Things to do

Online information about Eritrea is very outdated. Printed guidebooks are usually also from 1990s, so while you can read up on som

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Other than that, besides an Italian & British cemetery with soldiers from WWII and a few mosques and churches, there isn’t much to

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Eat & drink

Food in Eritrea can be either very good or very bad, depending on the place. Restaurants will usually have an English menu, so ord

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The local traditional food in Eritrea is pretty much the same as in Ethiopia (plan Ethiopia itineraries), no big difference, other than a slight change in the

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General

Despite its small size – only 6 million people – Eritrea is a complex society, ethnically speaking. ...

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Itinerary

Popularly known as the North Korea of Africa for being the most repressive and hermetic country on the continent, Eritrea is a rea

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But don’t let this stop you. Eritrea is a country with friendly locals and as a tourist, you don’t have to worry about safety. As

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Accommodation

Eritrea is one of those African countries where most of the hotels are not online. I stayed at Sheghey Hotel where I had a basic r

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