Ethio-Africa Travel and Car rent reliable and well-rounded services that you deserve -- that’s our commitment to ensure that your travel experience will be memorable. Our accommodating team of travel agents is guaranteed to give you exciting vacation packages that will make your tours hassle-free.
Domestic and International Ticketing
We are specializing in hassle free ticketing system for domestic and international destinations. We help clients to have an organized ticketing process.
Handling of conventions, seminars, company/school outings, educational tours both domestic and international Regardless of number, we can assure your organization of a worthy, satisfying and fulfilling vacation. Choose among our listed Ethiopia Vacation Packages and we’ll help you get there.
We custom design team building activities for corporate clients and multinational companies. Be productive as you travel around the Ethiopia. Let your employees, potential clients and clients see and enjoy the beauty of nature. Our exciting packages promise nothing but satisfaction.
It is advisable and cost effective to purchase your air tickets well in advance to avail of special or early bird promo rates from the Airlines. In doing so, you’ll be able to find more travel deals targeted towards your specific need.
Before booking your flight departure to travel abroad and purchasing your ticket, make sure that your passport is valid six months before your flight departure or at least you have ample time to renew your passport before your flight.
Check-in counters open 2 hours before scheduled time of flight departure for domestic flight and 3 hours for international flight and they strictly close 45 minutes before flight departure. It is a must to board the airport three hours before your international flight.
- Guests must be at the boarding gate at least 30 minutes before flight departure as they close the gate 15 minutes before flight departure
- Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with family or friends, so you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
- It is also advisable to carry your medicines with the doctor's prescription so that you don't have to look for it in your luggage in case you need it.
Check the weather conditions in your destination before you do your packing to make sure that you bring appropriate and enough number of clothes.
While booking our tours, you, your friends and your family enjoy the exclusive use of a car or van with an experienced local driver and a personal local English-speaking tour guide,
We offer the service of customizing personal tour itinerary. You can either work with your 1-on-1 travel consultant to put together an itinerary that fits your specific needs. Or you may work with your tour guide while on tour. If it is a small change, they will work it out directly with you. If it is a big change, they may need to call our office to re-coordinate it and re-quote costs.
The arrangement of the vehicles for the tours
Normally, travelers take the international flights on their own to Ethiopia, or we can help you to book if you want. In the tours of Ethiopia , we can arrange private car, trains or flights based on your time and tour arrangement, and it will be very convenient to change or cancel if there is any emergency.
Visa and Get in
Most visitors to Ethiopia require a visa. Nationals of Djibouti may enter visa-free for up to 3 months, and nationals of Kenya may enter visa-free for up to 1 year.
Nationals and permanent residents of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China (PRC), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United Statesmay obtain a visa (valid for up to three months) on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, provided that they are not of Eritrean or Somali origin and do not hold Pakistani nationality.
The fees for single entry visa-upon-arrival is USD50 for one month or USD70 for three months, regardless of whether one is applying for a tourist, business or transit visa. International transit without staying overnight will be visa-free, or you may request a free transit visa card from the interline counter on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole Airport if you are transiting between terminals 1 and 2. The procedure is relatively quick and painless; just look for a door with a "Visa" sign on the left hand before the immigration counters. Multiple entry visas are only issued with prior approval from Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
All other nationals, in addition to travelers from the above specified nations who do not intend to enter Ethiopia through Bole Airport, will require a visa beforehand. Overland travelers coming from Sudan can easily obtain a visa in the Ethiopian Embassy in Khartoum. A filled in form, a passport copy (available for S£6 at the embassy) and 2 passport photos dropped in the morning is often enough to get the visa in about an hour. A 30 day visa costs $40, a 3 month visa $60 (February 2016).
Obtaining a visa at Tel Aviv embassy is also very easy; it takes around 15 minutes and costs NIS100 for a 1 month visa and NIS150 for a 3 month visa. You can request a multiple entry visa at the same price if needed.
Extending a visa in Addis Ababa is a day-long tedious and expensive process, so bear it in mind if you are planning to stay for more than 30 days.
Ethiopian Airlines is the sole operator and has fairly comprehensive domestic services and network. Flights are often overbooked and schedule adjustment occurs frequently, so it is essential to reconfirm your tickets at least one day in advance and show up at the airport on time. If you forget to reconfirm or fail to show up on time, your seat may be given to somebody else
Local flavor meals in the trip
During our trips, you will have your breakfast in the hotel, which are all included in price of the package (only if you book the hotel with us). For the lunch every day, meals in good local restaurants include plenty of dishes selected according to your taste, and we will order more if possible. For the dinner indicated in the itinerary, we usually take you to the local famous restaurant.
Experienced tour guides & drivers
Our guides are carefully selected and trained. We not only evaluate their language skill, their knowledge of sites but also their personality and ability to be a kind host. They are locals who are familiar of all attractions in their cities. They can speak English fluently and have the professional national tourist guide certificate, ensuring you have the best tour experience in Ethiopia.
Moreover, our divers have got strict training in the service of professionalism. They will provide you the fast and safe car service.
Trip advisor Recommended driver in Ethiopia: The general road traffic rules: Driving is on the right hand -side of the road· To drive, a person need to be 18 years or older. The speed limit for cars and motorcycles in towns and villages is 30-50 km/h and outside towns 100 km/h. Drivers are not permitted to use their mobile phones while driving. Motorcyclists must wear crash helmets. Pedestrians must use zebra crossings to cross a road. It is not permitted honking a horn when not necessary. Children under 7 years of age are not permitted in the front seat. Seat belts are compulsory for driver and front seat passenger. It is required to have a first aid kit in each car. The third party insurance is mandatory. All vehicles must have windshield sticker displayed as a proof of insurance.
Additional information: Ethiopian drivers are not much disciplined so foreign drivers must be spatially careful at all times while driving. Honking is often necessary to avoid accidents. Drivers must be very careful when going through town and villages as people tend to cross the roads without looking, and animals are presence in Ethiopian roads. in Ethiopia, it is not provided riders insurance so foreign visitors must have their own medical/emergency insurance. If a driver has an accident, he will have to pay for any damage caused. In Ethiopia, there are different types of off-road pavements: good condition off-roads, gravel off- roads, sand off- roads, and off-road with bigger stones. Emergency services are nonexistent in many parts of the country so drivers should always carry spare tires, fuel, and tools on long trips.