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What is the weather like in Ethiopia?
The country’s climate can be divided into two major sections. Northern Ethiopia boasts a temperate and generally moist climate, mostly due to the Simien mountains in this area. The southern portion of the country is must drier and much more rugged. With little rain and natural waterways, Southern Ethiopia tends to be very arid and features sub-tropical temperatures.
What wildlife can I expect to see in Ethiopia?
In the southern portion of the country, the more typical animals usually associated with Africa can be found. This includes mammals such as lions, elephants, antelope, and buffalo. However, Brownell recommends using an expert guide, as the wildlife is not easily found and tends to be really wild. Because of the scarcity of these animals, the real takeaway from the south is the culture. Your Brownell advisor can arrange for total cultural immersion tour to meet some locals and tour their awe-inspiring villages and artwork. In the north, birding is king. With a plethora of species, this area is a birder’s paradise. Many species found are endemic and totally unique to this diverse land. Other land animals such as zebra, baboon, and gazelle can also be found here.
What is the local currency, and will my credit card work?
The local currency is the birr, and notes are issued in denominations of 1,5,10,50, and 100 birr. The most widely accepted credit card in Ethiopia is American Express. Primarily, the only places that will accept credit cards are major hotels and a few big restaurants.