Ethiopia_flag_ip Country name:  Ethiopia


Sub-region: East Africa


Capital : Addis-Adeba (sometimes spelled Addis Abeba)


Ethiopia is a country of 1,133,380 km2 located in the Horn of Africa. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is surrounded by Eritrea and Djibouti in the northeast, Somalia in the southeast, Kenya in the southwest, and Sudan in the west. Ethiopia is often considered the cradle of humanity. In 2015 the country was voted best tourist destination by the European Council on Tourism and Trade. Indeed Ethiopia hosts on its territory no fewer than nine sites listed as World Heritage by UNESCO such as the churches carved in Lalibela’s rock in Amhara region, or the Simien National Park in the same region. The landscapes of this country in the Horn of Africa offer a wide range of trails for trekking for adventurers. These trails are made of mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 meters.


Currency: Birr


Official languages, languages spoken: Since 1994 all Ethiopian languages are official languages. However, Amharic is the working language of the federal government.


Langues nationales : fongbé, mina, yoruba, bariba etc…


Vaccinations:   

  • Mandatory: yellow fever
  • Recommended: Diphtheria, Tetanus , Poliomyelitis, Typhoid , Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, rabies
  • For extended stays or during epidemics of meningitis: meningococcal vaccine A + C


Airlines flying to the destination: Ethiopian Airlines, Alitalia, Egyptair, Saudi Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada, China Southern Airlines, British Airways, Air China


Editor’s words  Once upon a time, Ethiopia ! Ethiopia fascinates through the history of its kingdoms : the Queen of Sheba, Haile Selassie … that make it the cradle of humanity. Unfortunately this country is more famous for its poverty than for its wealth.


We tested for you  In Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Merkato is a MUST -GO. You cannot leave the Ethiopian capital without having « chilled », even just for a few hours. From the top of its hill, the Merkato is listed as the largest open market in Africa heaven. — Syra


Citation/proverbe  Where the feet lead a heart awaits