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Eritrea Travel Wiki

Easy travel guide
Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Eritrea

Eritrea is located on the horn of Africa, bordered by Ethiopia, Sudan, and Djibouti. It provides an extensive coastline to the Red Sea and includes several islands and archipelagos that can be fun to explore. Once held by Italy, Eritrea was awarded to Ethiopia in 1952 and remained under their rule until independence was recognized in 1993.

What makes Eritrea such an intriguing destination is its rapidly changing topographical features. One goes from the coast to the highlands, along with the archipelago environment in the north. A variety of climates accompanies these different zones, with a stay in Asmara feeling like any other Mediterranean capital.

Make sure to give yourself some time to acclimate to the higher climates that can be found in the country. Asmara is at 2600m, so a couple days of sightseeing within the city can help one adjust to the thinner air. Make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen as well.

Hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing are common activities, especially around the capital. You’ll need to bring your own equipment and have a guide along to avoid an uncomfortable outcome.

You can also explore Martyr’s National Park while staying in Asmara. Located on a highland plateau, this wildlife and forest preserve offers visitors access to some amazing views that are beyond compare with anything else Africa offers. To travel outside of the park or the capital requires a transit permit, however, so keep that in mind as you plan your stay.

Eritrea offers a unique perspective on life that can be very interesting to explore from a cultural standpoint. There are challenges to a stay in this nation, but there are many possibilities as well.

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Click on a city for more information about the city, maps, tourist information, tours and what to see and do in the city.


Asmara, capital of Eritrea

Asmara Travel Wiki Travel to Asmara Serving as the capital of Eritrea, Asmara is one of the highest capitals in the world in terms of altitude at 2325m. The air may feel thin, but the opportunities to relax and explore are abundant here. In 2017, the entire city was declared to be a world heritage site. When you explore Asmara, you’ll find that the early 20th century Italian influences are still quite abundant. In the 1930s, Mussolini wanted to make Asmara become...

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

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Biggest City Eritrea

Facts about Eritrea, Biggest city What are the names of the largest cities in Eritrea, and how big are the cities by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Eritrea Holidays

Eritrea Public Holidays See the calendars for national Eritrea holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Eritrea holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Geography and facts, Eritrea

Eritrea, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

News from Eritrea

News from Eritrea - Stay updated ! Watch and listen to news resources from Eritrea. There are several ways, radio, tv, written and social media, to stay updated on what is happening right now in the country, find some selected news sources in the menu below. If you have found a news source you think is missing, you can read or write comments and ask questions in the disqus field below. Other recommended news:

Travel forum Eritrea

Eritrea travel forum Discuss Eritrea travel with other travellers. Looking for advice, answers and information from Travel Forum guides ? Post your travel questions. You can read and write questions and answers, and you can recommend travel advice and things to do and see in the disqus forum field below.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
7 JanuaryOrthodox Christmas
19 JanuaryEpiphany
variableBirth of the Prophet
10 FebruaryFenkil Day
8 MarchWomen's Day
variableGood Friday
variableEaster Monday
1 MayMay Day
24 MayIndependence Day
20 JuneMartyrs' Day
variableEid al-Fitr
1 SeptemberRevolution Day
variableEid al-Adha
25 DecemberChristmas Day

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

3Massawa 23.100
7Adi Keyh13.061
9Dek’emhāre 10.959
10Ak’ordat 8.857