Transforming lives in Ethiopia

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Our 2024 supporter fundraising trip is almost full. This incredible trip will allow you to meet the people supported by Ethiopiaid’s projects and experience the vibrant and beautiful country of Ethiopia.

Register your interest for future fundraising trips today by filling in the form below. By registering your interest, there is no financial commitment at this stage. You will be contacted with further details, including the itinerary and travel logistics as they develop.

What to expect from the trip:

Rest assured, every aspect of your trip will be meticulously planned and coordinated by our experienced team, ensuring your safety, comfort, and a truly unforgettable experience. 

Please get in touch if you have any questions or specific requirements by contacting or calling 01225 476 385.


International flights from London included: Minimum £3,000 

Not including international flights: Minimum £2,300

Registration fee £250 (due when you confirm and deducted from final cost)

Register your interest:

If you’re interested in joing us, please contact Katy:


Do I need a visa to travel to Ethiopia?

Yes, you will need a tourist visa. Because of the way you apply for the visa, this must be done yourself, however we are here to help.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Ethiopia?

Vaccinations are available to protect you against infections such as yellow fevertyphoid and hepatitis A. But please consult your GP or local travel clinic for the most up to date advice.

Are there any specific entry requirements or restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

No, at present there are no regulations regarding Covid.

Will we still travel if there is political unrest – what happens if the trip gets cancelled at short notice?

We will only ever travel if it is safe to do so. We take advice from the foreign office and assess the risk. The trip will either be postponed, or a refund will be offered.

Do I need to take anti-malarial drugs on the trip?

Yes, it is recommended to take malaria tablets before, during and after visiting Hawassa. You do not need anti-malarial drugs for Addis Ababa.

Why are you offering a ground-only option?

We have found that some people prefer the option to extend their trip or fly into Ethiopia before our start date. This way, you can make your trip more flexible.

Can I use my credit/debit card?

Yes, there are ATM machines, and you can use your card in shops and restaurants.

Are the tourist visits extra costs?

No, all organised activities are included in your payment.

Is Ethiopiaid paying for this trip?

Ethiopiaid is not using supporters’ donations to fund this trip.

Do I need extra insurance if I am doing a run?

You will need to check with your travel insurance provider, we recommend calling your travel insurance to ask.

What happens if I cannot fundraise the full amount?

If it is within the 4 weeks before the trip, and you have not fundraised the full amount, you can pay the remaining balance yourself. 

Is food included?

Breakfast is included at the hotels, and most dinners are included, lunches may need additional payments, however, the average cost of a meal is about £5.

Is transport included?

Yes, all internal transport is included for everyone. Those choosing the ground-only option will have to arrange their own international flights. 

How much can I expect to spend during the trip?

We recommend around £15-20 a day for additional food and drinks.

When do I have to pay the fee to secure my place?

The registration period will be between the 13th and 28th of July. The deadline for paying the £250 fee is July 28th, however, please be aware we have had a lot of interest and spaces may go fast. To make this initial payment you can call us on 01225 476 385.

When do I have to pay the total amount?

Ideally, we would require the full amount a month before the trip.

What might the week look like?

(Please note this is just to give an idea of what the week might look like, typically each day will include a partner visit, free time, and a tourist activity)

  • Day 1
    • Fly to Ethiopia, evening flight.
  • Day 2
    • Partner visit
  • Day 3
    • Morning partner visit
    • Afternoon partner visit
  • Day 4
    • Fly to Hawassa
    • Partner visit
    • Evening BBQ
  • Day 5
    • Morning walk up Mount Tabor
    • Partner visit
    • Evening pasta party
  • Day 6
    • 8k – Half Marathon run/walk (a ticket will be included for everyone to enjoy the day, you don’t have to run or walk!)
    • Hawassa lake tour to see the wildlife.
  • Day 7
    • Morning partner visit
    • Fly to Addis
  • Day 8
    • Partner talk
    • Lunch at Unity Park
    • Fly to London after dinner.

Can I drink tap water in Ethiopia?

We do not advise you to drink tap water.

I have dietary requirements. How does this work?

We will be asking about people’s dietary requirements at a later stage and discussing how this will work during the trip.

Can I bring some of my own food with me?

Yes, you can bring your own snacks or anything you are able to take on a plane if you wish.

I don’t want to share a room – what is the cost for single occupancy?

The cost for single occupancy is approximately an additional £300, this is something you can discuss with a member of staff.

Where will we be staying?

Haile Resort, Hawassa

The Jupiter, Addis Ababa

How many people can stay in one room?

There are two people in a room, any couples will be in a room together. We will try our very best to accommodate everyone’s preferences and ensure they are comfortable with whomever they are sharing a room with.

What language is spoken in Ethiopia? Will I be able to communicate in English?

The most spoken language is Amharic and English is widely spoken.

Will I have any free time to do what I want?

We have allotted free time throughout the week, and if you wish to not take part in any of the activities, you do not have to.

Can I bring my children?

We would not recommend this trip for children under 16, but please speak to a member of staff if this is a concern.

How many spaces are available? 

We are currently organising a group size of 12.

Can I bring any physical donations with me for the projects?

If you are wanting to bring any physical donations, please get in touch and we can help you with this.

What will the temperature be like?

You can expect a high of 25 degrees and a low of 11 degrees.

Do I need to take part in the run?

No, you do not need to take part in the run, but you will be brought a ticket to enjoy the atmosphere.

Can I bring a family member or friend?

Yes, but please get in touch with this information when you register your interest, as they will also need to register.

Making your main payment to Ethiopiaid

If you are fundraising:

Set up a Just Giving Page to gather donations.

You can collect donations yourself and send in the total amount either online, via the phone, or by post.

If you are funding the cost yourself:

Make the donation over the phone.

Send a cheque to our PO Box.

Make the donation online – please specify in the comments the reason for the donation: i.e., ‘payment for the trip’ visit

To secure your place and pay the £250 fee, you must call us, the registration period is the 13th of July – the 28th of July.

Our Contact Details:

Phone: 01225 476 385        

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