Background Information

Flights
The tour prices quoted exclude your international flights to Addis Ababa.

We hold ATOL Licence T7281 and are authorised by the Civil Aviation Authority to sell flights as part of our tours.

Ethiopian Airways offers discounted fares on domestic flights for passengers travelling on international Ethiopian Airways flights.

Insurance 
It is essential, and a condition of booking, that you protect yourself with a suitable travel insurance policy as soon as you book a trip. Follow this link for a quote for a policy available to UK residents.

If you are already insured or a non-UK resident, please inform us of your policy at the time of booking. 

Visa and Health Requirements
Most visitors require a visa for entry to Ethiopia. The simplest way to obtain it, is to apply online on https://www.evisa.gov.et. 30-day single entry visa costs US$ 52.

A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is normally not required, but immunisation/boosters against Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, Typhoid and Polio are recommended. Please consult your doctor or a travel clinic about this, and also the latest situation on malaria prophylaxis, in good time (at least 6 weeks before you travel)

You may also wish to check the advice given to travellers by the Department of Health and the FCO.

Off the Beaten Track
Please remember that Ethiopia is well off the beaten track and it is a very poor country. Electricity, water and internet supplies are often erratic, travel arrangements can be disrupted, standards of driving, vehicle maintenance and ideas of safety may fall below standards enforced back home.

Travel in Ethiopia necessarily involves rough roads, dust and sometimes flies. It can be hot by day and (especially in the Simien Mountains) cold at night.

Local food does not always appeal and outside Addis Ababa several of the hotels we use, although the best available and designed to cater to foreign travellers, would not rate very highly in Europe.

Ethiopia offers imaginative travellers a uniquely rewarding experience of a unique culture, but if the caveats listed above bother you, you should consider carefully whether a holiday in the third world is suitable for you. We will endeavour to do everything possible to ensure a smooth-running tour, but please be ready with your curiosity about other cultures, your sense of humour, patience and tolerance when travelling in such a remote land.