Solo Female Travel in Ethiopia

From the ancient rock-hewn churches of Lalibela to the stunning Simien Mountains, Ethiopia is a land of breathtaking landscapes and fascinating cultural experiences. Visitors can explore the vibrant markets of Addis Ababa, take a boat ride on Lake Tana, and visit the monasteries of the Gondar region. Ethiopia is also home to some of the world's most incredible wildlife, including the endangered Ethiopian wolf and the majestic Gelada baboon.

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Experiences from Ethiopia

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3.7 /5

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If you’re on your own I’d stick to the north. Very little infrastructure at all in the south. Best cities are Lalibela, Axum and Gondar. If you’re traveling domestically Ethiopian airlines is probably the only close to the respectable airline in the country. Rock cut churches of Lalibela are amazing. Be prepared for a lot of hassling by the local people anywhere you go.

Posted: November 7, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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I loved Ethiopia! I hiked the Semien Mountains, saw amazing churches, climbed Erte Ale and saw lava and went to the Danakil Depression which looked like another planet.

Posted: June 22, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Frequently asked questions

Is Ethiopia safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Ethiopia is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, it is important to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings. As with any destination, it is best to avoid walking alone at night and to dress modestly. Additionally, it is recommended to research the areas you plan to visit and to stay in well-lit and populated areas.

Is Ethiopia good for solo travel?

Yes, Ethiopia is a great destination for solo travelers. Ethiopia is a safe and welcoming country, and there are plenty of opportunities for solo travelers to explore the country's diverse culture, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities. Ethiopia is also home to some of the world's most hospitable people, so you can expect to be welcomed with open arms.

Is Ethiopia expensive for solo travellers?

No, Ethiopia is not expensive for solo travelers. The cost of living in Ethiopia is quite low, and there are many budget-friendly accommodation options available. Additionally, food and transportation costs are also quite affordable.

What do I need to know before traveling to Ethiopia?

Visa Requirements

All visitors to Ethiopia must obtain a visa prior to arrival. Visas can be obtained from Ethiopian embassies or consulates abroad, or upon arrival at the airport in Ethiopia.


The official currency of Ethiopia is the Ethiopian Birr (ETB). US Dollars and Euros are also widely accepted.


The official language of Ethiopia is Amharic, but English is widely spoken in major cities.


Vaccinations are recommended for travelers to Ethiopia, including hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever. Malaria is also a risk in some areas, so it is important to take precautions against mosquito bites.


Ethiopia is generally a safe country to visit, but it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions against pickpockets and other petty crime.


Ethiopia has a tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from hot and humid in the lowlands to cooler and drier in the highlands. The best time to visit is during the dry season, from October to May.

What is the best time to travel to Ethiopia?

The best time to travel to Ethiopia is during the dry season, which runs from October to May. During this time, temperatures are mild and the skies are clear, making it the ideal time to explore the country's many attractions.

Is Ethiopia safe to travel alone?

Yes, Ethiopia is generally safe to travel alone. However, it is important to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to research the areas you plan to visit and take necessary safety precautions.

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