Top local travel apps in Ethiopia for tourists

Top local apps in Ethiopia for tourists

Transportation

  • Ride Ethiopia – A ride-hailing app that operates in Addis Ababa and other major cities in Ethiopia.
  • ZayRide – Another ride-hailing app that is popular in Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopia Public Transport – The official app for public transportation in Ethiopia, providing information on schedules and fares.

Accommodation

  • Booking.com – A global hotel booking platform, with a wide selection of listings in Ethiopia.
  • Airbnb – A popular global short-term rental platform, with a good selection of listings in Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopia Hotels – A local hotel booking website, with a wide selection of hotels and apartments in Ethiopia.

Food and Drink

  • Food.com.et – A food delivery app that operates in Addis Ababa and other major cities in Ethiopia.
  • ZayFood – Another food delivery app that is popular in Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopia Food Guide – A food and drink guide app for Ethiopia, with information on restaurants, bars, and cafes around the country.

Communication and Utilities

  • Ethio Telecom – Ethiopia’s leading telecommunications company, offering prepaid and postpaid mobile plans, as well as mobile internet.
  • Airtel Ethiopia – Another local telecommunications company, offering prepaid and postpaid mobile plans, as well as mobile internet.
  • WhatsApp – A popular global messaging app, which is also widely used in Ethiopia.

Trip Planning

  • Visit Ethiopia – The official website of the Ethiopian Tourism Organization, providing information on tourist attractions, events, and transportation.
  • Ethiopia Travel Guide – A travel guide website for Ethiopia, with information on tourist attractions, restaurants, and hotels.
  • MAPS.ME – An offline map and navigation app, which can be useful for exploring Ethiopia without an internet connection.

Entertainment & Shopping

  • Cinema Ethiopia – A website with listings of current movies and showtimes in theaters across Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopia Shopping Guide – A website with listings of shops and malls in Ethiopia, with information on what to buy and where to find it.

Payments & Shopping

  • Gohub – A travel eSIM service compan providing internet/data connection for travellers around the world
  • CBE Birr – A mobile wallet app from Commercial Bank of Ethiopia that can be used to make contactless payments at participating merchants.
  • Abay Bank Mobile – A mobile banking app from Abay Bank that can be used to make mobile payments and transfers.
  • Visa/Mastercard – International payment processing companies that are accepted at most major merchants in Ethiopia.

Telecom

  • Gohub – A travel eSIM service compan providing internet/data connection for travellers around the world
  • Ethio Telecom – Ethiopia’s leading telecommunications company, offering prepaid and postpaid mobile plans, as well as mobile internet.
  • Airtel Ethiopia – Another local telecommunications company, offering prepaid and postpaid mobile plans, as well as mobile internet.
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