Ethiopia Travel Information
The best time to visit Ethiopia is probably during the dry season. But Ethiopia's festivals are a huge draw, so regardless of the weather I would also recommend planning a trip around Meskel or Timkat (see details below). If you're on a budget, you may want to visit in the "low season" to get the best deals. Details on Ethiopia's varied climate, major festivals, optimal trekking time, and best time to visit the Danakil Depression, Omo Valley and Northern Highlands (historical route), follows below.
Ethiopia’s cities contain a wealth of exciting attractions and festivities for tourists to explore, such as the unique Meskel True Cross celebration in Addis Ababa. However, to really delve into the culture and history, visitors should head to the countryside to explore some of the many stunning World Heritage attractions in Ethiopia.
Many of these protected locations not only contain clues to decipher Ethiopia’s past, but also to help us understand the history of the entire world and our evolution as a species. In order to travel to Ethiopia and discover the impressive UNESCO heritage sites, most foreign nationalities require a visa for Ethiopia to enter the country.