Ethiopia Travel Guide
Ethiopia, which was historically known as Abyssinia, is the world’s most populous landlocked nation in the world. Ethiopia is of a very ancient culture and is Africa’s oldest country to be independent. Addis Ababa is not only the capital of this beautiful country, but it is also regarded as the capital of Africa, having been the headquarters of the African Union. Did you know that the oldest living mankind fossils were found in Ethiopia?
Ample momentous events dating far back to the Old Testament in the Bible happened in the country and it is regarded as the location of modern human emergence with modern human bones found in Southwestern Ethiopia. One of the historic significance Ethiopia held in Africa is that it is the only country that was never colonized. Ethiopia is also the home of the renowned Emperor Haile Selassie I who is revered as God incarnate by the Rastafari Movement.
Best Hotels in Ethiopia
Take a look at our complete list of resorts and hotels in Ethiopia available at different rates. Ethiopia hotels are known to offer guests great accommodation and quality service. Whether you are looking for guest houses in Ethiopia, hostels, cottages, lodges, resorts or just city hotels in Ethiopia, you are sure to find one that best suits your needs on Jumia Travel.
Luxury hotels in Ethiopia include the Sheraton Addis while Meskel Guest House is an example of a cheap hotel in Ethiopia. No matter the area in Ethiopia, you can book on hold and pay later or online. Most of the hotels are near the city's attraction sites like St. George's Cathedral, National Museum of Ethiopia, ECA Conference Center Menelik II's Palace, Addis Ababa stadium among others. Business travellers can also look to find hotels near Bole international airport, listed in terms of the distance from the airport.
From hotels in Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Debre Zeit, Arba Minch to Addis hotels, compare prices, read guest reviews and see beautiful photos of Ethiopia hotels. Make great savings when you book your hotel room today where we offer only the best hotel deals and discounts only on Jumia Travel. You have the option to book now, pay later on most hotels in Abyssinia!
Places of interest in Ethiopia
For tourist attraction, Danakil depression is regarded as one of the hottest places in the whole world. Add to this the presence of active volcanoes, Lava Lake, salted basin and lunar landscapes.
The Blue Nile Falls, the longest river in Africa is another place to visit. Enjoy the marvels created when water falls into a canyon creating a breathtaking spectacle. Homo sapiens idaltu skeletal remains were found in the Middle Awash.
In Lalibela, the rock-hewn churches are regarded as a centre of pilgrimage is a popular tourist destination. Take a tour across this unique country from Axum, Hawassa, Mekele to Gondar.
Getting in and around
Coming in by air? Find cheap flights to Ethiopia by searching for your dates of travel. If flying in from Europe, Asia or the Americas, you'll land at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa which serves international flights. There are other airports in Mekele, Bahir Dar and Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport in Dire Dawa. Domestic flights to other destinations are available too. Buses are a cheap means of transportation in Ethiopia.
Abyssinia is said to be from Amharic hbsh "mixed," in reference to the different races dwelling there.