Our Packing List Recommendations

  • Clothes:
    • Lightweight and comfortable
    • If possible clothes covering knee and shoulders (especially with women)
    • Clothes can be washed in the hotel or by local laundresses
    • For the evening hours: light long trousers and long-sleeved shirts (ideal against mosquitoes)
    • Warm sweater or jacket for cool nights and hiking in the mountains
    • Solid shoes or hiking boots
    • Sandals or flip-flops
    • Headcover as sun protection
    • Sun and mosquito repellent Sunglasses with good UV protection
    • Rain protection (especially for the months of May – September)
    • Flashlight or headlamp with batteries
  • Recommended Travel Medicines:
    • Drugs to be taken regularly
    • Anti-gastrointestinal complaints travel sickness, fever, pain
    • Wound disinfectant
    • Insect and sunscreen
    • Ointment for insect bites and other skin irritations
    • thermometer dressing material
    • Possibly stand-by Malaria medicines
  • Others
    • Towel (for camping and homestay)
    • Sleeping bag or cabin sleeping bag (for camping and homestay)
    • Photo equipment and binoculars
    • Passport (must be valid for 6 months after traveling)
    • Insurance documents
    • Travel documents including air ticket
    • Copies of all major travel documents (passport, air ticket, visa, insurance, keep separated if something is lost)
what to pack to travel to Ethiopia?

Due to limited space in our vehicles, we ask you to restrict yourself to only one piece of luggage. We also recommend taking either a travel bag or a backpack (no suitcase), as it is easier to store them in a minibus or other small vehicle. A daily bag is always convenient for day trips and hikes.

For specific travels, please also refer to the notes on luggage in each tour description.