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Best Ethiopia itineraries

Ethiopia location

Eastern Africa

Located

Land borders

Djibouti

Eritrea

Kenya

Somalia

South Sudan

Ethiopia at a glance

Ethiopian Birr (ETB)

Currency

Amharic

Language

Cheap (2 of 5)

Level of costs

Trendy (4 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Relative safe (41 / 100)

Safety index

Very underdeveloped (47 / 100)

Human development index

Best itineraries

The itinerary starts in Ethiopia (Eastern Africa). After that the itinerary proceeds Djibouti. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
Because of the countries , it will be an expensive trip. Not safe countries are chosen... For in Ethiopia and Djibouti it is possible to request the visa on arrival. Ethiopian Birr and Djiboutian Franc are necessary to pay. These flight connection are taken during this itinerary: Djibouti - Addis Ababa. During your travel you have to speak Amharic and French . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure.

Things to do

Ethiopia is a country that is full of white robes and tactfully wobbling heads. It is also a country of colorful plates inserted in the lower lip and bright vegetarian sauces that are usually eaten elegantly with a piece of Injera bread by hand. Ethiopia is so different, so diverse and ..

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If Ethiopia’s not on your travel list, it should be. It’s a huge country – the largest landlocked country in the world – with unique cultures, a diverse landscape, incredible man-made creations, one of the oldest human skeletons ever discovered, and really good coffee. I traveled throughout the country for two weeks ...

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Last month, date night was spent eating Ethiopian food and ice cream cookie sandwiches in West LA. It was the boyfriend’s turn to surprise me, and I’ve never had a chance to try Ethiopian food before! I love trying new foods–as long as it doesn’t involve insects, snails, or mushrooms–so I was all-in.

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. is definitely one of the best places to explore and travel with kids. The number of things to do and places to visit is just endless. Yet, when travelers talk about Africa, it is not common to hear Ethiopia as their top choice of destination. Despite the lack of attention from travelers, Ethiopia is like no other.

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Eat & drink

Not only is the food extremely unique and extraordinarily flavorful, but the food culture that makes up Ethiopia is also something I found truly fascinating. Even the way Ethiopian food is served, on a communal platter, is designed for sharing food with each other. Food is not meant to be eaten alone in the culture of ...

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Ethiopian coffee Amazing Ethiopian coffee!

10 Amazing Ethiopian Foods

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Ethiopian food is one of the world's most unique, fascinating and delicious cuisines. In addition to its flavorful dishes, stews, and spices, Ethiopian cuisine also features a strong culture around how food is served and shared with friends and family. With its rich, spicy stews and ..

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68 thoughts on “Ethiopian Food: A Culinary Travel Guide to What to Eat and Drink”

Meat and Vegetarian Mixed Platters

Ethiopian Coffee

Recommended Restaurants in Ethiopia

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Most people are also familiar with the country for its popular coffee, which is consumed on a global scale. Prepare yourself for tasting a variety of dishes, experiencing new flavors, and eating with your hands! I can honestly say that my time in Ethiopia was brief, ...

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Ethiopian Breakfasts

Ben Abeba Restaurant

Ethiopian Coffee

2 thoughts on “Ethiopian Food Guide: Best Ethiopian Dishes to Try”

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This photo shows a group of Ethiopian ladiesdressed in traditional white robes sitting on a low wall behind their baskets Aksum, or Axum as you will also see it written, is on most itineraries for its antiquities and the fact that it was once home to one of the world’s great civilisations.

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General

You have diverse cultures, different landscapes, a rich history, decent food, plenty of adventure, and it’s cheap to travel. But then the lack of more travellers adds to its charm, and the ones you do meet tend to be of a similar mindset of escaping the more popular places. Ignore that thought you may have of dry, ...

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, we took the opportunity to take a day trip to Gorgora, Ethiopia. This little-visited resort on the north shore of Lake Tana, 60km southwest of Gondar, had earned itself a reasonable write-up in our Lonely Planet guidebook, so we thought it merited a little effort on our part. In this article, I will tell you all you ...

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Ethiopia, Djibouti, backpacking, travel with kids, family travel, Africa, backpacking, toddler travel, pre-school travel, Lalibela, roch hewn churches, spirituality When you think of a vacation, Ethiopia is probably not the first country that comes to mind. Truthfully, Ethiopia needs to be at the top of your travel ...

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38 Replies to “10 Epic Reasons You’ll Want to Backpack in Ethiopia”

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Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating countries to go backpacking in and is one of my personal favourite countries in the world to travel to. After spending two months there I’ve put together this detailed Ethiopia travel guide. Ethiopia is full of changing landscapes, many different cultures, and ..

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Itinerary

Ethiopia is a country I’d wanted to visit for a long time before I finally arrived there. From its history—it was, at the outbreak of World War in the 20th century, the last independent black country in Africa—to its delicious food, to pictures I’d seen of its otherworldly landscapes, Ethiopia was calling me.

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Kenya and Ethiopia, One Month of Absolute Variety - Just Travel to Ethiopia and Kenya Ethiopia is still shaking off the shackles of an unfortunate past and an image that was inadvertently created by Live Aid in the 1980’s. Stricken by famine, the country was given an incredible amount of support back then.

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Ethiopia Travel Itinerary for Two Weeks

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To set the context of what I’m bringing and why, it makes sense to talk about what my trip to Ethiopia included. ...

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I spent 22 days in Ethiopia. This is an example of a three-week Northern Ethiopia backpacking itinerary which takes you from Gondor to Addis Abeba ...

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Costs

Addis Ababa has excellent museums and fascinating markets, especially the Merkato , which is considered the largest market in the African continent. There are many Historical Places To Visit In Ethiopia , but you do have to spend one of two full days around the ...

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Ethiopia is a good place to visit on a budget. It is excellent for budget backpackers and independent travelers looking to explore places that are not overrun with tourists. However, the country is large and transportation takes time unless you fly, so having the proper amount of time is crucial.

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Domestic Flights in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is expensive—more expensive, at least, than it should be. That’s less due to ordinary expenditures, such as long-distance and city transport, hotels and meals, and more due to the excursions you’ll want to take, namely to the Semien Mountains and ..

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Foreigners pay a much higher price than locals, which is only right, I feel. The fee is still very cheap! ...

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Accommodation

You can either hop in a tuk tuk and be taken to the hyena men, or do as I did and just walk over as the locations are saved on Maps.me, and I recommend the Northern feeding site. I paid 100 birr to feed them. ...

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There are not that many hotels in Aksum and you certainly won’t find five-star western-style accommodation, but there are clean rooms available. Just remember that you are in Africa and running water and electricity may not always be available! ...

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Hotel Delina

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If you’re accustomed to backpacker’s quarters, this Ethiopia travel itinerary will be a walk in the park for you. If you prefer luxury, or even boutique accommodations, good luck. Even many of the “nice” Ethiopia hotels in large cities lack amenities like air conditioning or mosquito nets, and ..

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Ethiopia is well-sorted for hotels, some of them being very good value for money options. ...

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Creepy hotels –

Guest Houses, nicer hotels –

Backpacking Hostels –

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