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Ok for solo female travellers?

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Ok for solo female travellers?

Hi all,

I'm hoping to make use of Ethiopian's flights from Dublin this year and wanted to spend a couple of days in Addis Ababa on my way to Beijing. I'll be travelling on my own so am wondering if it is an ok place to be as a solo female traveller (I'm 27) or would I be better off travelling with a friend? I've got a bit of experience travelling on my own so know to have my wits about me etc, but it'll be my first time in Africa. Where is good to go in Addis Ababa and is it easy to meet other travellers? Also what is the best month to visit there?

Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks so much in advance :)

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1. Re: Ok for solo female travellers?

It is very safe..see post today on Thorntree Ethiopia from solo female.

Addis very wet July to Sept. So better Oct to Feb.

Try looking at things to do for Addis on here.

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2. Re: Ok for solo female travellers?

Thanks for the reply! I'll check it out now. Good to know about the rainy season too!

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3. Re: Ok for solo female travellers?

Absolutely fine for female solo travellers.

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4. Re: Ok for solo female travellers?

Gre..if u r planning a trip get a copy of Bradt Guide to E 7th edition.

Will also send you a message.

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5. Re: Ok for solo female travellers?

It's safe but you'll get some creative pick up attempts, not unlike what you'd see in many nations outside Europe.

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6. Re: Ok for solo female travellers?

Thanks for that!

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7. Re: Ok for solo female travellers?

I can echo posts by others that Ethiopia is not only 'safe' for solo female travelers but friendly and comfortable too. I am female aged 62. This my first visit to Africa, Ethiopia the first country where I don't have a basic grasp of the language. I have traveled by local minibus between several towns, found people keen to help if needed - suggesting what I should pay for a tuktuk!

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