New restaurants in Bahir Dar

AddisAdvisor writes: Three good new restaurants opened recently in Bahir Dar. In alphabetical order. 1. BREEZES Opened January 2021 upstairs in a salmon coloured building 2 doors away westwards, from Jacaranda Hotel, on the south side of the lakeside boulevard directly opposite to the entrance driveway for Avanti Blue Nile Hotel. Breezes is run by … Continue reading New restaurants in Bahir Dar

Detailed updates based on 2020 travels

Many thanks to Auke Boere, who is based in Addis Ababa, for these very detailed update notes based on recent travels countrywide: GORGORA AND WESTERN LAKE TANA Thanks to Covid and a war in Tigray, we were the first visitors to Tim & Kim Village since a few friends came over in September, and the second overnight … Continue reading Detailed updates based on 2020 travels

A message from Bradt Guides – and 50% discount on all Bradt titles

You don’t need reminding what an awful time we’re all facing. Life is on lock-down and each day brings more bad news. For the moment, as we’re stuck at home trying to get to grips with ‘social distancing’, the world feels a smaller place. But the world is still out there, as big as it’s … Continue reading A message from Bradt Guides – and 50% discount on all Bradt titles

Gondar official guide fees

Thanks to Andargachew Girma for forwarding me the new official guide rate sheet for city tours of Gondar (p274 in the 8th edition). These are posted in full below but stand at Birr 850 (around US$27) for 1-3 people, Birr 100 (US$31) for 4-6 and Birr 1250 (US$40) for 7-10, Larger groups needing multiple guides attract … Continue reading Gondar official guide fees