All the latest news from Tesfa Tours

Experience the real EthiopiaSee our Tour Options

The Ethiopian New Year & the month Meskeram

September is a wonderful time in Ethiopia and particularly the Ethiopian month of Meskerem that runs from 11th September -10th October marking the beginning of the Ethiopian year. The countryside is lit up with the masses of bright yellow ‘Meskal’ daisies and more sunshine flickering through the rain clouds, and it brings with it all […]

Tesfa Calendar available now – runs from 01 Sep 2017

Whether you live in Ethiopia, or used to live here, or are planning a visit, this calendar is a must. Each month shows the main saints’ days, the fasts, and other holidays set into the western calendar. Ethiopian calendar dates and months are clearly shown too (allowing you to ‘translate’ dates from one calendar to […]

State of Emergency lifted – come an experience Ethiopia’s unrivalled hospitality

Last week the Government of Ethiopia lifted the State of Emergency that has been in place since last October. Since the State of Emergency was set in place, there have been no further disturbances and the country has been peaceful and safe to travel in. The lifting of this SoE on top of the lifting […]

The death of King Lalibela Commemorated Today

Today, 19th June / Senay 12, is known as Senay Mikael and is an important Saint’s day across the country. But in Lalibela it is the most important holy day in Lalibela after Gena, for it is the anniversary of the death 796 years ago, of the Saint-King Lalibela, whose name the town has taken. He is said […]

Online E-Visas for tourists visiting Ethiopia

Exciting news for tourists visiting Ethiopia : E-Visas are now available online to nationals from major European countries, and other key countries including USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Russia, India, China, Japan and Korea. Go to this page: for details and to apply for your visa. This should make the process […]

Gorillas in the Mist – Take a weekend away to see these amazing animals

How about a weekend spending time hiking up to see the Mountain Gorillas on the slopes of volcanos in the Virunga National Park? Virunga National Park is home to more than 1/4 of the world’s critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. Of the few remaining places left in the world to see the mountain gorillas, Virunga National […]