Eritrea is a country that borders the Red Sea and has several transport systems that operate in the country that include:
- There are those that are lovers of sailing which is something that can be done when in Eritrea.
- There are boats and yachts for hire in every port and can also be found in Asmara.
- Remember to always have a guide when you go sailing and you should not wander far into the sea as there is always a risk of piracy.
- The local sailors and tour guides will be able to help you with this.
- This is of course the most common means of transport around the country.
- There are three types of roads that are in Eritrea and are classifies as primary(P), secondary(S) and tertiary(T).
- The tertiary roads are the worst of the roads as they are just murrum roads that join several villages and small towns.
- Secndary roads get only one layer of asphalt on them. Some are in poor conditions due to lack of mainatanance.
- Primary roads are found in the major towns such as Asmara.
- When in Asmara, you could opt for public transport which is surprisingly cheap.
- However, the buses do not necessarily move on schedule and so you have to be vigilant as to which bus you get onto and where it is heading.
- You could also hop into a taxi, but some of them just operate like the buses. They carry you with other passengers and drop you along a pre-planned route.
- You could pay a bit more for the luxury of privacy.
- There are som parts along the border with Ethiopia that have seen a spike in criminal activity so be careful in these areas.
- The major railway line is the one that connects Asmara to Addis Ababa.
- To travel within the country, railways transport is not well advanced.