Classic Ethiopia Tours

Geography

At 435,071 square miles (1,126,829 km2),[70] Ethiopia is the world's 27th-largest country. It is comparable in size to Bolivia. The major portion of Ethiopia lies on the Horn of Africa, which is the easternmost part of the African landmass. Bordering Ethiopia is Sudan to the west,

Djibouti and Eritrea to the north, Somalia to the east, and Kenya to the south.

Within Ethiopia is a vast highland complex of mountains and dissected plateaus divided by the Great Rift Valley, which runs generally southwest to northeast and is surrounded by lowlands, steppes, or semi-desert. The great diversity of terrain determines wide variations in climate, soils, natural vegetation, and settlement patterns.

 

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Geography

Sunday, 6 June 2010

At 435,071 square miles (1,126,829 km2),[70] Ethiopia is the world's 27th-largest country. It is comparable in size to Bolivia. The major portion of Ethiopia lies on the Horn of Africa, which is the easternmost part of the African landmass. Bordering ...

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Climate and Landform

Sunday, 6 June 2010

The predominant climate type is tropical monsoon, with wide topographic-induced variation. The Ethiopian Highlands which cover most of the country have a climate which is generally considerably cooler than other regions at similar proximity to the Equator....

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Languages

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Languages of EthiopiaAmharic 32.7% (Official Language),Oromigna 31.6%, Tigrinya 6.1%, Somali 6.0%, Guragigna 3.5%, Sidamo 3.5%, other local languages; Arabic, English (major foreign language taught in schools),Italian (only spoken by white ...

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Transport

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Air :  Ethiopian Airlines has an extensive domestic network flying to 43 airfields  and an additional 21 landing strips. Roads : There are some 4,100 kilometres of asphalt roads with a further 19,000 kilometers of gravel and dry-weather  roads.Railway : A ...

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Economy

Sunday, 6 June 2010

About 90 percent of  the population earn their living from the land, mainly as subsistence  farmers. Agriculture is the backbone of the national economy and the principal exports from this sector are coffee, oil seeds, pulses, flowers,  vegetables, sugar and ...

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Time

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Ethiopia is in the GMT + 3 hours time zone. Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar, which consists of twelve months of 30 days each and a thirteenth month of five or  six days....

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Hotels

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Addis AbabaAddis Ababa Sheraton - Located in the heart of Addis Ababa the Sheraton offers deluxe accommodations to all its visitors. Enjoy an outdoor pool, massage, sauna and 24 hour room service during your stay. Addis Ababa Hilton - Located in ...

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Visa requirements

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Visas are required for all visitors to Ethiopia and can be obtained from Ethiopian diplomatic missions abroad. Except nationals of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait,...

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Currency

Sunday, 6 June 2010

The local currency is the Ethiopian Birr, made up of 100 cents. Visitors may import an unlimited amount of foreign currency, providing declaration of such currency is made to Customs on arrival. Foreign currency may only be changed at authorized ...

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Health requirements

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Prior to entry, visitors should be in possession of a  valid health certificate for yellow fever. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in  ...

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Security

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Ethiopia is generally a safe country, and Addis Ababa a safe capital city, but one should still take the normal precautions, avoiding unfamiliar areas at night and not carrying large sums of money in accessible pockets. It is advisable to ...

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