• As a small company, we are able to offer a very personalised experience for our clients.
• Upon receipt of your enquiry, we will work with you to create exactly the visit to Ethiopia that you would like.
• Using either our own 4WD vehicle and driver, or, if necessary, local vehicles and drivers from different areas, Amlaku will escort you personally on your journey, from your arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa until your departure.
• We will engage professional guides for each segment, to ensure you have the best experience possible.
Passports, visas and health insurance:
Your Travel Agent will walk you through the various requirements you will need to process before your visit. They have the experience, they are mostly well-travelled themselves, and it is in their interests to make sure you leave home with all the documentation you require, including an up to date passport, valid for at least 6 months after the conclusion of your journey, along with a current visa for Ethiopia, and comprehensive health insurance.
They will also direct you to the appropriate medical people so that you can get the correct vaccinations before you travel.
For more details, please refer to our Travel Terms and Conditions. (Click here)
Many international airlines, principally Ethiopian Airlines & Emirates, fly into Ethiopia through Addis Ababa's Bole International Airport, which is modest but does provide full passenger facilities - currency exchange, postal services, banking facilities, telephones, a duty-free shop, gift shops, and a restaurant and bar service.
Taxis and rental cars are available at the airport for transport into Addis Ababa.
Clothing and footwear:
Although near to the Equator, Ethiopia is not a tropical country. Slightly less than twice the size of Texas, it is a high plateau with a central mountain range divided by the Great Rift Valley. The average elevation is 1330 metres or 4363 feet above sea level. The Simien Mountain National Park, a must see for most visitors, starts at 1990 metres or 6500 feet above sea level, rising to 4430 metres or 14,500 feet above sea level. This means that you will need to bring suitable clothing for the climate. Decent trekking shoes or light to medium weight boots are a necessity, as is light rainwear, particularly between June and September. A day pack will prove invaluable.
Insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat are advisable.