How safe is it?
Over the past twenty years Ethiopia has been one of the safest countries in Africa to visit as a foreign tourist with low levels of crime and where aggressive behaviour is looked down upon.
No matter how rich or poor, Ethiopians conduct themselves with a dignity and reserve which will be evident as you interact with them.
Nevertheless Ethiopia is not immune to political unrest and even in recent years the country has passed through some difficult moments. We are constantly reviewing security and safety for our clients and will immediately advise you of any developments that are likely to cause you concern or result in changes to your itinerary. We also advise you to follow advice to tourists by western governments such as the advice given here and here.
When it comes to cycling, some western tourists report having stones thrown at them while cycling. In Tigray where locals are used to seeing cyclists on the road, these incidents are very rare and are even less likely to happen when you are with our local cyclists and drivers.