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
- Skylight hotel -$125/night (breakfast, pickup/drop-off airport included)
- Jupiter Hotel $82/night Free Breakfast
- Promo code: Homebound
- Monarch $49 single & $69 double (Free breakfast)
- Promo code Monarch20A
- Golden Tulip
Vaccination (Yellow Fever)
Travelers can apply for an eVisa on the website for the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs. While tourist visas are also available upon arrival at Bole International Airport, some travelers have experienced significant delays obtaining their visa upon arrival. Contact the Embassy of Ethiopia for the most current visa information. Overseas inquiries about visas should be made at the nearest Ethiopian embassy or consulate.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities. Please let us know.
Link to application for Entry Visa can be found here
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)
Hand sanitizer (small bottles)
Rash relief lotions
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
Sleeping aids (Avoid antihistamines, they dry you out)
Tums, allergy medications, and lotions
Some sort of mosquito repellent. Get a mix of Deet and sunblock.
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.
Running/Tennis shoes, dress shoes or sandals: Women (below Size 9); Men (below Size 10-1/2)
men) for heights 5’6” and shorter. Clothing items can include both winter and summer.
First aid kits (small)
Crayons, markers, colored pencils
Sports equipment (Frisbees, soccer balls (deflated), jump rope, or any other outdoor playing equipment)