Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in the world and is often thought by historians to be the location of the beginning of mankind. As the only country which has never been colonised, Ethiopia retains culture and traditions dating back over 3,000 years. A country that personifies history, Ethiopia showcases historical, cultural and national richness from the highest peak of the Addis Ababa mountains to the deepest depth of the tropical jungle and arid plains. Ethiopia mixes culture and nature in a land where time stands still.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

With many ancient wonders to discover, disease and illness can spoil a well-meaning traveller's holiday. There are many illnesses' present in Ethiopia including Malaria, Typhoid and Meningitis. Yellow Fever is also a risk when travelling in Ethiopia and proof of vaccination may be required on returning to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans as some diseases like meningitis have a peak season when the disease is more prevalent in parts of Ethiopia. Our doctors prescribe appropriate vaccinations and medications that may minimise your risk of contracting potentially deadly diseases while you are away.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

Access to clean drinking water can be a challenge in certain parts of Ethiopia. Presume water from any tap, well, or other local source is contaminated. Use bottled or treated water when brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth. Do not add ice to your beverage as it may have been made from unsafe tap water.

Practicing safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller's diarrhoea and other gastro intestinal disease's.

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Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses in Ethiopia that are contracted through insects particularly mosquitoes. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Altitude Sickness

Altitude illness affects many travellers visiting mountainous regions or undertaking high altitude treks, in some cases with very serious consequences. Medication can be used to facilitate the process of acclimatisation to the rarefied atmosphere at high altitudes. Before your departure, it is important to discuss your specific risk with a doctor that understands the effects of high altitude travel.

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