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Country Guide - Ethiopia


  • Full Name

    Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

  • Capital City

    Addis Ababa

  • Currency

    Ethiopian Birr

  • Timezone(s)

    GMT +3

  • Plug Types

    • South African/Indian-style plug with two circular metal pins above a large circular grounding pin
    • European plug with two circular metal pins

    Voltage: 220V
    Frequency (Hz): 50Hz


For the latest travel advice on visiting Ethiopia:

>> Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice for travelling to Ethiopia

>> BBC Country Profile on Ethiopia

To purchase guidebooks and maps for your visit to Ethiopia:

>> Exodus Travels on


Ethiopia Holidays

Discover Ethiopia

Discover Ethiopia

13 days From
USD $2,975.00

Journey through the beauty and history of Africa's most unusual country: Ethiopia

  • Discover Lalibela's rock-hewn churches
  • Admire the splendour of the Simien Mountains
  • Visit Gondar's castles and Axum's stelae
The Simien Mountains Trek

The Simien Mountains Trek

13 days From
USD $3,060.00

Trek through Ethiopia's dramatic Simien Mountains.

  • Trek through spectacular natural beauty
  • Visit remote mountain villages
  • Spot fantastic endemic wildlife
Wildlife of Ethiopia

Wildlife of Ethiopia

11 days From
USD $1,925.00

Meet Ethiopia's endemic wildlife.

  • Look for Ethiopian wolves
  • Enjoy fantastic birdlife
  • Explore less-visited parts of Ethiopia

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