Frequently Asked questions

Travel Reccomendations & Travel Tips


We are happy to accommadate your trip reservations at anytime before you arrive.

Usually,we recommend booking trips and tours about two months before you arrive. You are required to down pay 30% of the total trip price upon confirmation. The total price is settled on the starting day of the tour.

For special events and festivals, I recommend booking four months before you arrive. You are required to down pay 30% percent of the total trip price upon confirmation. The total price is settled on the starting day of the tour.

Up to 30 days before start of the trip, following cost will be applied a fee of 5% of the total tour cost would be levied as administration and handling charges. Between 30 days and 15 days before start of the trip subjected a penalty of 30% of the total tour costs Between 14 days and 72 hours before start of the trip subjected a cancellation fee of 50% of the total tour cost Less than 72 hours before the commencement of the trip subject payment of 100% of the total cost of the tour Postponing your trip may be negotiated for no charge.

Since all trips are unique, the cost really depends on a number of factors, including length of the visit, locations visiting, number of guests, and any special requests. Contact Worqamba Ethiopia Tours to get an accurate quote for what you want to experience in Ethiopia.
Firstly, there is no obligation to make a donation or to tip. We believe that people need to be paid a realistic wage, and inflated tips work against that. Excessive tips can actually spoil the person receiving and be against the work culture. Never the less small appropriate tips to guides and/or drivers are welcome.

Suggestions and tips

Ethiopia is a warm and friendly place and safe to travel in. Like all places, it is recommended to take precautions and follow the advice of your guide.
Most countries are able to get a visa on arrival that costs $50 USD for a month long stay. If you want to save time queuing at the airport on arrival you can also apply in your local Ethiopian embassy. In you plan to come for longer than a month, it’s also a good idea to apply at your local Ethiopian embassy beforehand.
Malaria exists in some but not all parts of Ethiopia. In places where the altitude is very high it is uncommon whereas in the lowlands and tropical areas it is common. Any tourist coming for a short time should err on the side of caution and take the necessary precautions. Please consult your local travel clinic for advice on vaccinations and anti-malarias before travelling.

We strongly recommend you purchase travel medical insurance before you arrive. Familiarize yourself with your policy and make sure it covers the activities you wish to partake in during your visit.

For example, sometimes trekking may be excluded from your insurance policy. It is also important to know whether your policy will reimburse you for your expenses later, or will reimburse the providers immediately.

Your insurance should also cover emergency transport to get you to a hospital in a major city or home.

Since March 23,2020, there has been an obligatory quarantine procedure for all passengers arriving in the must have a medical certificate proving that you tested negative for COVID-19 with a RT-PCR test within 5 days before flying. A rapid diagnostic test (RDT antibody test) will not be accepted for this purpose. It is then necessary to self-isolate at the traveler’s home or accommodation for 14 days.

if you arrive without the medical certificate,u will be tested on arrival and quarantined at a designated hotel, such as the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, or a special quarantine center for 7 days.This is paid at Your own expense.After the first week, You will be retested and permitted to self-isolate at your Hotel for the remaining 7 days.

Ethiopia has over 80 different languages. Most of these exist in the southern tribal regions of the country. The official and working language of Ethiopia is Amharic. This comes from the Amhara region of the country. Other widely spoken languages include Oromiffa and Tigrinya.

Travel reccomendations

The fastest way is by plane. Ethiopian Airlines has a great network of internal flights to all the major tourist destinations. If you fly into the country on Ethiopian Airlines, you then qualify for a discount on the price.

There are two main bus companies (Selam Bus and Sky Bus) that also service most of the main cities. This can be a great way to see the countryside and the changing landscapes.

If you are going off the beaten path, there won’t be many public transport options so hiring a private vehicle is really the only way to go.

Most of the short treks can be done by people with a general level of fitness. If you wanted to do a trek for more than 4 or 5 days then we would advise it only for people who are used to long distance trekking. The altitude in the highlands can reach above 4000 meters so it’s important to try and acclimatise yourself for a few days before beginning the trek.
In Addis Ababa you can get pretty much any type of food in the world. There are Italian, Indian, Chinese and a host of other ethic food restaurants to choose from. Of course there is also plenty of Ethiopian food options as well! The main stable of Ethiopia is pancake style bread called Injera. It is made from a grain called ‘Teff’ and is very healty. Injera is eaten with your hands and usually comes with a sauce and a meat or vegtable depending on the day of the week and time of year.
Visitors may export souvenirs, although some articles (such as animal skin and antiques) require an export permit.
Telephone, fax, and internet access is available in most tourist destinations. There are internet services at hotels, telecommunication offices, and at private internet cafes in Addis and most of the towns out side of Addis Ababa.

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