Ethiopia Smile

Costs, Lodging and Transportation

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As planning progresses, we will post the cost here. The cost will include lodging, transportation and all group meals. All funds can be given through EthiopiaSmile and are tax deductible. As you know, Chris Webb is collecting all funds and is available to contact as needed.


The team will be staying at the Sayonet Hotel in Addis Ababa. It is a clean, nice hotel by any standards. Hot water and electricity, with only occasional outages. Internet is available in an “Ethiopian kind of way” Rooms are nice, shampoo and conditioner in the showers, even have hair dryers in the room. The beds are nice too. Incredibly delightful and helpful staff. The entire team will be staying together and taking up pretty much the entire hotel.


We are treated like kings and queens in the vans of some of the most wonderful men on the planet! These men became an integral part of our team through their driving, translating and friendships!


Breakfast is included at the hotel (eggs, toast, oatmeal, pastries and great Ethiopian buna/coffee) Lunch will typically be in the field (sandwiches, bars, fruit…) Other lunches will be as a team in a restaurant. Dinners will be in restaurants as a team. One night (probably Thanksgiving Day!) will be buffet style at the hotel. All in all the food is good. Lots of carbs for sure! We will have as much water available as needed for hotel and throughout clinic days.

If there are any extra funds at end of trip, they will be left in Ethiopia with friends or ministries of the team’s choosing.