When traveling to any unfamiliar place, safety is probably one of the questions at the top of your list. While you may be wary, Addis Ababa is a modern destination that brings all of the excitement and the risks you'll find in any large capitol city around the world. While violent crime is a rare occurrence in the popular tourist areas, petty theft can be a problem for visitors, especially in the bustling Merkato. The best advice for staying safe on your trip to Ethiopia is to keep your wits about you and leave your valuables at home.
Here are a few safety tips for traveling in Ethiopia:
Although pick-pocketing and purse snatching can be seen at times, violent crimes against foreigners hardly occur, making Ethiopia one of the safest places to visit in the world. Keep your jewelry and other valuables at home or lock them in the hotel safe to avoid petty theft while you explore.?
Traffic safety in Ethiopia could be better, but it's easy to stay safe if you're watchful. Automobiles drive on the right-hand side of the road in Ethiopia. Remember to look both ways before you cross.
Traveling solo as a woman is not a problem, but it's a good idea to travel with others if you go into quieter neighborhoods at night.
The welcoming and friendly nature of Ethiopians means you'll find plenty of help if you get lost.
Hotel At The Heart Of Addis Ababa's City Centre
Stay in the heart of the city centre at Ramada Addis Ababa. Our modern hotel is the perfect starting point for your adventures in Ethiopia. Our concierge can help you plan a day of fun and safe sightseeing in this historic city. After your adventures, relax in and enjoy panoramic views of the city from the comfort of your room.