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Holiday Eritrea   -   Tourist information Eritrea.
Regions in Eritrea: Central [ Maekel ], Anseba, Southern Red Sea [ Debubawi-Keih-Bahri ], Northern Red Sea [ Semienawi-Keih-Bahri ], Southern [ Debub ] and Gash-Barka.

Provinces in Eritrea : Akele  Guzay, Barka, Denkel, Hamasen, Sahil, Semhar, Senhit, and Seraye.

Capital City of Eritrea: Asmara  -  formerly Asmera

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Hotels in Eritrea

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.


  Intercontinental Hotel Asmara

Travel Agents / Tour Operators  
Holidays from dozens of leading specialist tour companies and accommodations who are passionate about conserving Africa's wildlife and benefiting its people.

Create your trip to Eritrea   -   Flight, Hotel and Car

  Adventures Abroad
  Bicycle Africa
The Eritrea 3 Seasons, 3 Millennia and 3km Vertical program derives its name for the diversity of the itinerary:  Between the cool highland temperatures, the harvest season in the agricultural area and the perpetual summer conditions of the plains along the Red Sea, there are at least three seasons to enjoy.  The recorded history of the area dates back to the Queen of Sheba and settlements of the Axumite Kingdom.  The people of Eritrea we meet, including Tigrinya, Kunama, Nara, Bilen, Tigre and Hadareb, have long, rich and elegant tradition and culture.  The great news is 3000 vertical meters is mostly a descent to the Red Sea (and you can take a bus or cycle back up!)  Other parts of the trip are hilly as well so participants must be prepared to cycle up hill.  Among the other joys of the trip are the fresh fruit juice in Asmara, the spectacular mountain scenery, the wonderful friendliness of the Eritrean people and a great cuisine.

  Enthusiast Holidays   =   Transeurope Limited
Market leader in the operation of tours for steam railway enthusiasts, especially dedicated photographers and video/film-makers, and those who want also to see a little of the culture of the countries they visit.

Travel Guides Eritrea / Related Books

  Lonely Planet Publications
Ethiopia & Eritrea travel guide

Eritrea (Bradt Travel Guide) - 1841621714  Eritrea (Bradt Travel Guide)   -   Edward Denison (Author) - 1841621714
Essential guide for independent travellers to this unusual and remarkable African country. In addition to the charms of Asmara – with its broad avenues, markets and Roman Catholic cathedral – the interior, rich in historical remains, is well worth visiting and is covered comprehensively. The main port, Massawa, is a natural gateway to the 350 islands in the Red Sea that offer superb diving, and this guide provides all the necessary information.
Paperback: 224 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 4th Revised edition edition (15 July 2007); ISBN-10: 1841621714; ISBN-13: 978-1841621715.

Transport / How do I travel to Eritrea

Bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the east. The northeast of the country has an extensive coastline with the Red Sea.

  Asmara Airport [ ASM ]   -   6 km from City of Asmara
  Massawa International Airport

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  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights   -   Flights Eritrea / Price comparison possible

  Railways   -   see Eritrean Railway / Ropeway

  Maps International   -  Maps of Eritrea is one of the largest map shops online.
  Map Eritrea [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


  Ministry of Tourism Eritrea

  Government Eritrea   -   Hagere Ertra

  Asmara   -   Capital City of Eritrea   -   located near the Red Sea port of Massawa
Perched on a plateau in the highlands. Surrounding it are breathtaking views of towering mountains and dramatic ravines where tiny villages nestle in the folds.Fossil evidence reveals that the Rift Valley, which cleaves through Africa from the Red Sea, was the crucible of humanity. Early indigenous groups have lived in the Red Sea region since time immemorial. Over the millennia other races migrated by Sea and land and intermingled with the original inhabitants. Today there are nine ethnic groups whose history is rooted in a rich and ancient past.  *****
A virtual trip to Asmara and Eritrea for those who were born in Eritrea and now live in the Diaspora, for the visitors of Eritrea, for those who stay behind, and those who are just interested.

  Central Region of Eritrea / Maekel
Districts in the central Region : Berikh, Ghala-Nefhi, Semienawi Mibraq, Serejaka, Debubawi Mibraq, Semienawi Mi'erab, and Debubawi Mi'erab.
  Anseba Region   -   capital city is Keren
Districts in the Anseba region : Adi Tekelezan, Asmat, Elabered, Geleb, Hagaz, Halhal, Habero, Keren City, Kerkebet, and Sel'a.
  Southern Red Sea / Debubawi-Keih-Bahri
Districts in the Southern Red Sea Region : Are'eta, Central Dankalia, Southern Dankalia, and Assab.
  Northern Red Sea Region / Semienawi-Keih-Bahri   -   capital city is Massawa
Districts in the Northern Red Sea Region : Afabet, Dahlak, Ghel'alo, Foro, Ghinda, Karura, Massawa, Nakfa, and She'eb.
  Southern Region of Eritrea / Debub
Districts in the Southern region : Adi Keyh, Adi Quala, Areza, Debarwa, Dekemhare, Mai Ayni, Mai Mne, Mendefera, Segeneiti, Senafe, and Tserona.
  Gash-Barka Region / Agordat
Districts in Gash-Barka Region : Agordat, Barentu, Dghe, Forto, Gogne, Haykota, Logo-Anseba, Mensura, Mogolo, Molki, Guluj, Shambuko, Tesseney, and La'elay Gash.

  Keren   -   capital city Anseba Region and second largest city in Eritrea
Located north west of Asmara.
  Massawa   -   port on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea
Massawa is home to a naval base, large dhow docks, the Massawa International Airport and a railway line to Asmara. Ferries sail to the Dahlak Islands and nearby Green Island.
Important role for many centuries. Colonised by many : Egypt, the Ottoman Empire, Italy, Britain and finally Ethiopia until 1991. Until 1900 capital of the Italian colony of Eritrea until this was moved to Asmara.
  Nacfa / Nakfa    -   major town in the Sahel region of Eritrea, northern Eritrea

  Aksum   -   Ethiopia's ancient monuments
  Dubbi volcano
  Dahlak Archipelago / Dahlak Islands
More than 200 of Eritrea's islands belong to the Dahlak archipelago which forms the natural gateway to the modern port of Massawa and the ancient one of Adulis.
  Gareda Valley
The dramatic Gareda Valley lies to the south of Kohaito
  Green Island
  Nabro volcano   -   composite volcano with no known historical eruption
Nabro volcano is located in located at the South-East end of the Danakil Alps, Eritrea [ Danakil Depression ]. The volcano is the highest volcano in the Danakil depression. The volcano consists of lava domes, lava flows, and two nested calderas, 8 and 5 km in diameter.
Nabro is one of the basaltic rift volcanoes that lie along the East African Rift. This is te place where Africa is being opened and split like a zipper [ the Red Sea is also part of it ]. If the eruptions that started the 13th of June go on for a extending period it might effect the hurricane season as the ash is blown westward over Africa to the Atlantic.

  University of Asmara 

Cuisine   -   Eritrean Foods / Recipes

Taste of Eritrea: Recipes from One of East Africa's Most Interesting Little Countries 
Olivia Warren
Eritrea, a beautiful, small country in north-east Africa, won its independence from Ethiopia in 1991. Influenced by many occupying and neighbouring cultures, Eritrea's cuisine includes fruits and vegetables brought by the Italians, chili peppers from the Turks, European style beer from the British, a traditional bean stew from the Egyptians, and many staples from Ethiopian cuisine. Here are over 100 easy-to-follow recipes that will allow home chefs to bring a real 'taste of Eritrea' to their tables. The author's informative and insightful introduction, which covers aspects of Eritrean history, culture and traditions, also offers the reader a fascinating look at this lovely country.
Hardcover 139 pages (December 1, 1999);  Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0781807646 
  Eritrean recipes
Usual diet consists of "Taita" or "enjera", a type of bread or pancake eaten with a meat or legume sauce or stew walled "Tsebhi" or "zigni." Taita is made mostly from cereal called "Taff"; however a mixture of cereals can be used to make taita. Legumes are an important part of the diet and are largely prepared in the form of stew or wot. Stew usually is very spicy and contains a variety of condiments, including onions, garlic, berbere (hot chili powder with other spices, cardamom, white and black cumin, basil, ginger, etc.).
Fruits and vegetables are not commonly eaten, except in some of the larger towns and during the period of religious fasting...

History of Eritrea

Independence: 27 May 1993 from Ethiopia; formerly the Eritrea Autonomous Region

Eritrea had been ruled by many powers before it was colonised by the Italians in 1885. The Italians remained in power until they were defeated by Allied Forces in World War II (1941), and Eritrea became a British protectorate.

  Eritrea's History  -  Wikipedia

Music, Art & Culture, Events

  Music of Eritrea
Eritrea is an East African country. Its cultural heritage is closely linked to its neighbor, Ethiopia, of it was recently a province.

The culture of Eritrea is influenced by its climate in the sahel region of Africa and historic links with Ethiopia, Sudan, Arabia and Italy.

  Literature of Eritrea

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