Habesha Networks created a first of its kind opportunity for the Habesha diaspora from around the world, building a bridge to the motherland. Through curating unique experiences both Ethiopia & Eritrea, the  goal was to collectively engage the diaspora around the world to visit home. We also offered  our members discounted hotels. We volunteered, networked and supported the local efforts. 

Ethiopian Airlines Promo Codes

Hotel Discounts & Rates




Packing List

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Medication (clearly labeled on prescription bottles)

  • Aspirin, Vitamins & Pepto-Bismol 

  • Some snacks to hold you over to meals

  • Packets of Kleenex for toilet use or small toilet paper roll

  •  A backpack or pouch

  • Passport and other ID’s

  • Pertinent toiletries and hygiene products

    • Personal hygienic products:

      • Shampoo (in small containers)

      • Female products 

      • Deodorant

      • Hand sanitizer (small bottles)

      • Rash relief lotions

      • Neosporin

      • Bath soap bars (Because of weight, smaller is better)

      • Toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste

  • Very modest clothes, some warm clothes, jeans, and shorts 

  • Casual / hang-out clothes

  • 1 pair of closed toed shoes

  • Bring extra tee-shirts

  • Bathing suit 

  • Flip flops

  • Sleeping aids (Avoid antihistamines, they dry you out)

  • Tums, allergy medications, and lotions

  • Small towel

  • Sunscreen

  • Some sort of mosquito repellent. Get a mix of Deet and sunblock.

  • Sun glasses

  • Light sweater, jacket, or something if you tend to get cold on planes

  • An adapter for all electrical appliances. Research the voltage used in your specific country.


  • Your own pillow case from home

  • Ear buds and an audio device (phone, MP3 player, etc.)

  • Activate international calling on your cell if you would like to



The following list is a suggestion of items that are always welcomed and used for locals in need.

  1. Running/Tennis shoes, dress shoes or sandals: Women (below Size 9); Men (below Size 10-1/2)

  2. Clothes (girls/boys/women/maternity/men) for heights 5’6” and shorter. Clothing items can include both winter and summer.

  3. First aid kits (small)

  4. Crayons, markers, colored pencils

  5. Sports equipment (Frisbees, soccer balls (deflated), jump rope, or any other outdoor playing equipment)