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  • Travel Tips for a Halal Friendly Stay in Al Habesha (Ethiopia)

    Tips for a Halal Friendly Stay in Al-Habesha (Ethiopia) By:  Chantal Blake Most tours in Ethiopia revolve around monasteries and mountains, churches and tribes, but if you probe a little deeper, you’ll find a warm pulse of Islamic history and Muslim civilization to explore.  From the home of the first Muslim migration…
  • Harar Overview

    Established in the year 1520 by Sultan Abu Beker Mohammed, the city of Harar is located in Eastern Ethiopia right between the Somalia desert and the flourishing central highlands For the past several centuries, Harar has been at the cross roads of several cultures. The people of Harar are friendly and…
  • Dire Dawa Overview

    A commercial and industrial city in the Harar region of Ethiopia, Dire Dawa was founded in 1902 and rapidly developed into a booming trade center Even though the city has seen a lot of industrialization, much of its cultural heritage has been preserved. From internationally acclaimed pre-historic cave paintings to colonial…
  • Bale Mountains National Park

    Located about 400Km from Addis Ababa in the Oromia National Regional State of Ethiopia is the Bale Mountains National Park Spanning over 2,400 Sq. Km the park was established in 1970. The park protects pristine plains, woodlands, bush land and is home to exquisite flora and fauna including the Mountain Nyala,…
  • Adama Overview

    No visit to Ethiopia is complete without traveling to Adama

    Also known as Nazareth, Adama is a popular weekend destination for the residents of Addis Ababa. Located about 100Km Southeast of Addis Ababa, Adama is the capital of the Oromia Region.

  • Bahir Dar Overview

    The third largest city of Ethiopia, Bahir Dar is located on the Southern shores of Lake Tana Serving as the capital of the Amhara Region, the city offers a number of interesting activities to do and wonderful places to visit. The city with its wide streets, gardens and palm-lined avenues is…
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Ethiopia Info



Ethiopia is a landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Somalia, Eritrea,Kenya and Sudan. Ethiopia has a total land area of 1,100,000 km2.


A population of close to 82 Million. Muslims account for about 40% of the population.


Most of the country have a climate which is generally cool. The daily maximum temperatures ranges between 20 °C and 25 °C throughout the year. From June to September is a rainy season.


Amharic is the official language. English is widely used as well.


GMT +3 hrs throughout the year


General: 8.:30 AM to 5:30 PM


National Day: May 28th
Victory of Adowa: March 2nd
May Day: May 1st
Ethiopian Christmas Day: January 7th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):


Ethiopian Birr


Police/ Emergencies: 91
Medical: 92
Fire: 93

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