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Ethiopia Hotel Selection

There is some choice of hotels in Ethiopia and those detailed below are recommendations only. We can book most hotels throughout Ethiopia, so please contact us if you would like alternative hotels.

Positioned in the mountainous countryside, 2,400 metres above sea level, the Sheraton Addis represents African elegance. The hotel stands opposite the National Palace, the hotel is renowned for impeccable service and luxurious surroundings.

The Ghion hotel is a first class hotel that is conveniently located within walking distance from the main attractive sights and city museums.


The Remhai hotel is a modern hotel located on the outskirts of the town with its own restaurant. All rooms have private facilities with hot & cold running water.

The Yeha hotel is centrally located and has impressive views overlooking the stelae and the Queen of Sheba’s bath.

Located in Lalibela, the once populous capital city of the medieval dynasty, Yemereha Hotel is a perfect base for visits to the famous monolithic rock-hewn churches found in this region. This hotel boasts modern, unique and comfortable accommodation facilities and offers spectacular views of the 11 rock-hewn churches and the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it.

The Goha hotel’s most outstanding feature is its location. Situated at the summit of the Tigre Mechohia mountain with stunning views of Gonder with it’s many churches and castles. All 64 rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The hotel has a good restaurant and a pleasant terrace where drinks and meals can sometimes be taken.

The Tana hotel is well located on the shores of Lake Tana with a very pleasant terrace and thickly wooded grounds, home to a rich variety of birds such as kingfisher and heron. The hotel is decorated in a traditional style and all rooms have a private bathroom.
Located on the bank of one of Ethiopia’s greatest rivers, the Murulle Omo Explorer’s Lodge offers an oasis of peace and calm in the wilderness of Ethiopia’s deep south west. Operating year-round, the lodge can accommodate 16 guests. There are 8 bungalows, each with a private bathroom and shower.


Located at the top of Ankober Palace hill the lodge has spectacular scenery overlooking the Great Rift Valley that stretches from the read seas westwards and affords an admirable view of the Afar plains to the East.
The Bishangari Lodge is less than 250 km south of Addis Ababa, situated on the shores of Lake Langano. The lodge has been designed on sound environmental principles using solar power and biogas for energy. It has been constructed using natural materials and traditional techniques, without compromising on the quality and luxury of the accommodation. Bishangari is a natural retreat of outstanding beauty that combines five ecological zones:- wetlands, beach and lake, the forest, the dry pumice rocks and the acacia shrub.
Suggested tailor made holidays
Historical Route & Lake Langano
Historical Route & The Simien Mountains
The Omo & the Great Rift Valley

Ethiopia Hotel Selection
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Foreign office travel advice

Ethiopia, published by Bradt Guides in 2005
Ethiopia and Eritrea, published by Lonely Plant in 2006

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Can be obtained in advance and is valid for 30 days. A completed visa application form, a passport photo, your passport and a copy of your Silk Steps confirmation invoice are required to procure the visa. Current cost £18.00 (subject to change).


Because of its high altitude, Ethiopia has a temperate climate despite its proximity to the equator. The average daytime temperature is 16°C and at night it can drop to 10°C. The rainy season runs from June to September and the best time to visit is from  

For up to date weather details try BBC weather

Apr-06 Patriots' Victory Day Movable Ethiopian Good Friday Movable Ethiopian Easter
Jan-07 Ethiopian Christmas
Jan-19 Ethiopian Epiphany
Mar-02 Adwa Day Movable Ramadan
May-01 Labour Day
May-28 Downfall of the Dergue Movable Moulid
Sep-11 Ethiopian New Year
Sep-17 Meskel

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