Ethiopia What to Pack

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Ethiopia What to Pack

  • Simien Trek Price List 2010

    Things to pay in advance at the Park's Headquarters before starting the trek. These prices cannot be negotiated.Entrance to the site: 90 birr per day per personLodge second night (managed by the Park): 40 birr per night per personArmed Scout: 40 birr per dayCooking Stuff: 40 birr per dayMule: 35 birr per dayMuleman: 35 birr per day The den of the...

  • The Real List from a Recent traveller

    Not too big a bag especially if you are going to multiple cities. It is very cumbersome for the people who need to help you and rooms are very small. The areas you are travelling in will be rougher surfaces than most areas. Hiking boots and comfortable walking shoes is essential. Surfaces are irregular with dirt or rocks. In the daytime the...


    Why should babies be the only ones to have these hygienic wipes? I don’t know why, but the adult version of this fantastic travel product always seem to be more expensive than the kids version, even though what’s inside is exactly the same. You need to use your right hand to eat food in Ethiopia. Good luck to you if you are left handed. Sometimes...

  • Essential Packing Items for 3rd world...

    If you're rather possessive about who touches your baggage or plan to do a lot of internal travel, take a bag with shoulder straps on like a backpack. Suitcases with wheels on are not suitable for the gravel roads. Back packs also prevent opportune porters wanting a tip for hauling your luggage uninvited, this happens at all airports and...


    Whatever you call them, you need one. Many towns and cities in Ethiopia are growing at a fantastic pace and sometimes the lights go out. It might be that a workman has cut something or, as the locals say, 'the Government sometimes takes it’. I would highly recommend one of the wind-up flashlight that needs no batteries. Quality batteries can be...

  • Stuff

    I hate suitcases since they are cumbersome at best. Since I work for an airline and used to throw bags while I was in college I will never check a bag as long as I live. Most hotels have laundry service for a small fee so no need to overpack. Don't go any wider that the usual carryon since the overhead bins in the Ethiopian F-50s are not the same...

  • Medicines

    Take all your medicines with you. Ethiopian drugstores (especially outside Addis) offer a very limited range of medicines (only medicine for cough I could find in Aksum was some kind of pure ephedrine). The most reliable ones are made in South Africa and they are not so common. Hotels often don't offer any shampoo or even soap, take your own....


    Pack a few essentials that are also brand names like:• Sunscreen• Deodorant• Moisturiser• Make-up• Tampons They are available in Addis Ababa but expensive even by western standards. Outside of Addis you may not be able to find them at all!

  • Take everything, I mean everything....

    Travel light in Africa, take jeans and kaki's shorts and trainers. The highlands can be cold, make sure you have jumpers and enough sweaters. Do not socks and underwear in Ethiopia, bring your own and make sure you wash them at night as dirty underwear and socks can smell from a distance. I have seen packpackers passing by and everyone around them...

  • couple helpful hints

    rainy season will be miserable if you dont have a proper jacket and comfortable walking shoes that can get muddy!!! when traveling around ethiopia make sure you supply your own toliet paper!!!! most places have a place to wash your hands but it doesnt hurt to carry that waterfree hand sanitizer stuff its hard to get film over 100 ISO here, and...

  • Rainy season

    In summer (july to september) is rainy season in Ethiopia. That means you will get rain 2 days out of 3. And there will be mud on the roads and on the streets. So bring some good waterproof walking boots and an anorak for the rain. If you bring an umbrella it could be useful too to avoid the sun (very strong when there is a sunny day).

  • Except from the Obvious:

    Toothpics - there are none avaliable and the legendary khat gets easily stuck Sports Bra - bus rides are extremely bumpyExtra battery for the camera - many villages have limited access to electricity for recharging

  • Best Travel Guide To Ethiopia

    The best travel guide to Ethiopia in my oppinion is the Ethiopia - The Bradt Travel Guide by Phillip Briggs. He gives exellent information about all important subjects as well as some personal views

  • Packing List

    Don't bring a lot except clothing for warm and cool weather. It's usually warm in the day and cool at night. Avoid carrying a lot of jewelery but the crime is not something to be worried about unless you go to great lengths to put yourself at risk. Walking shoes are critical. Boots are a good idea for the rainy season if you want to have something...

  • Packing List

    The best is to take a backpack and a seasack to put it inside while carring on the bus. For nationalparks is the best to take trakingshoes. suncream, antibiotica, lariam against malaria, electrolyt tablets In the big towns in Ethiopia you will often find also photo-shops to develope your positiv or negative films. Developing is not expensive but...

  • Packing List

    Llevar ropa de todo tipo, pues en nuestro verano, en el sur se pasa calor y en Addis Abbeba y el norte hace bastante frio.

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