Getting here

Flight info

Overland routes

  • Djibouti: Daily buses are available, crossing at Gelile and Galafi. The crossing is straightforward, but neither Ethiopian nor Djibouti visas are available at the border and must be obtained in advance.
  • Kenya: There is a straightforward border crossing at Moyale – check the current safety situation prior to taking this route as tribal fighting can make traveling through this region dangerous. Kenyan visas are available at the border, but Ethiopian visas must be obtained in advance.
  • Somaliland and Sudan: Overland border crossings do exist, but due to safety issues and the difficulties of obtaining visas, travelers should do their research and take precautions if taking this route.
  • Eritrea: The Ethiopia-Eritrea border is closed and visitors should avoid traveling within 10km of it.


  • Visas are required for almost all foreign nationals. Those arriving at Bole Airport can purchase a visa for US$20 on arrival (note: US dollars must be used). No Ethiopian visas are issued at the land borders so travelers entering via this route should contact their Ethiopian Embassy in advance.

Traveler's Testimonial

"A wild and beautiful place - only a few days here but really enjoyed it. Stunning scenery and wildlife."

Simone Cole - BBC

"Our visit with you was far & away the high point of the trip."

Erin Chapman - D.A.T.A., USA (experiencing community tourism in Ethiopia on a trip with Brad Pitt)

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