Travel tip and Fact's about Ethiopia

Food: The national dish for most Ethiopians is injera made of grain called teff, which most foreigners are trying to import. All national and foreign food menus are available in almost all restaurants in Addis and other preferences can be prepared out of Addis.
Accommodation: Addis Ababa has two 5 stat hotels- the Hilton and the Sheraton (Luxury collection) and a growing number of tourist class hotels. Standards vary outside the capital, but apart from the Omo and Mago areas where camping is unavoidable it is generally possible to get relatively clean rooms with en suite toilet and shower.
Climate: Throughout most of the country there are two seasons: the dry season prevails from October through May; the wet season runs from June to September. Temperate in the highlands; hot in the lowlands.
Topography: Ethiopia has an elevated central plateau varying in height between -100 and 4,000 meters. In the north and center of the country there are some mountains whose peaks rise over 4,000 meters. The most famous Ethiopian river is the Blue Nile (or Abbay), which runs a distance of 1,450 kilometers from its source in Lake Tana, to join the White Nile at Khartoum.
Language: The official language of Ethiopia is Amharic. Oromiffaa, Guragigna, Sidamigna, Tigrigna, and etc are among other indigenous languages widely spoken while English, Italian, French and Arabic are among the foreign languages.
Religion: Ethiopia has 32.1 million Orthodox, 25 million Muslims, 13.7 million Protestant, 1.9 million traditional, 536,827 thousand Catholic, and 471,861 thousand other religion followers as per the report of the 2007 population and housing census.
Communication: Telephone, Tele fax, Internet, e-mail and postal facilities are available in most towns. The international dialing code for Ethiopia is +251.
Airport: The main Airport is Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. It has various international connections. Domestic flights are also available to various regions of the country. The Historic route has daily flights from Addis Ababa, in the sites as Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela, Axum and Dire Dawa South (Arbaminch and Jinka and South-west some cities are also connected (Jimma, Tum. Tepi and Gambella).
There is USD 20 departure tax for international flights and 10 birr embarkation fee for domestic flight in each airport.
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