Ethiopia is an ancient country whose unique cultural heritage, rich history and remarkable biodiversity are reflected in a tally of nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites – more than any other country in Africa. Within its borders, you’ll find the world’s fourth-holiest Islamic city, along with the oldest continuously-occupied town south of the Sahara. Compelling antiquities include the medieval rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and Gheralta, palaces and temples dating back 3,000 years, the magnificent 17th century castles of Gondar, and the oldest human fossils unearthed anywhere on the planet. Add to this the beautiful Simien and Bale Mountains, the spectacular volcanic landscapes of the Danakil Depression, and a wealth of mammals and birds found nowhere else in the world, and it’s little wonder that Ethiopia has become the most attractive and popular emergent tourist destination in Africa.
Ethiopia is the cradle of humanity, where we first walked on two legs.
…It is also the source of the Blue Nile, the great river whose power and fertility nurtured the origin of civilisation itself.
…And it is the origin of one of life’s greatest pleasures – coffee, Ethiopia’s gift to the world.
So come to Ethiopia and be enchanted by her extraordinary past and share in her dynamic present.
Come, and you will discover why Ethiopia is original in so many ways.
Whether you are visiting Ethiopia for a few days or a few weeks, you will find ideas here to help you plan your itinerary.
Ethiopia’s national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, is the fastest growing airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
It also offers the continent’s most extensive flight network, with international routings connecting Addis Ababa to more than 90 cities outside Ethiopia, as well as 20 domestic destinations.
Ethiopian Airlines flies daily from Heathrow to Addis Ababa, providing connectivity to 54 destinations on the African continent and more than a total of 98 worldwide.
Your flight to Ethiopia is bookable online, by phone 0800 016 3449 or via travel agencies.
A complete list of airlines that fly to Addis Ababa are listed on the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation website.
All international flights arrive and depart from Bole International Airport on the outskirts of central Addis Ababa.