Campsite and accommodation at the Blue Nile Falls

David Reis and Temesgen Baye write: Our new campsite and eco lodge (http://www.bluenilecamping.com) recently opened at the Blue Nile Falls near Bahir Dar. We are perched at the top of the falls besides the Nile river. Guests can visit us for the day and rest and relax in our shaded grass and wood gazebo in the … Continue reading Campsite and accommodation at the Blue Nile Falls

Tigrai updates

Louis writes: Mekele Yohannes Museum now open at normal office hours. Worth the visit. Foreigner ticket 100 birrs. Guide optional will expect a tip. However everything well displayed in English. Try the cultural cafe named Baloni. Located in the walking quarter between Lucy Park and Romanat Square. ETT tour agency moved its office at Milano … Continue reading Tigrai updates

Bahir Zaf Restaurant, Addis Ababa

Veronica Desjardins, Bahir Zaf Project Coordinator, writes: Bahir Zaf is a new vocational training restaurant offering a fusion of International and Ethiopian cuisine, in a casual dining setting, with a spacious and lush garden. We have reliable WIFI!  In Amharic, ‘Bahir Zaf’ means ‘ocean tree’. The tree symbolizes caring for communities and branching out to protect … Continue reading Bahir Zaf Restaurant, Addis Ababa

Live Music in Addis Ababa

Thanks to John Grinling for this latest updated overview of the music scene in Addis Ababa:     Sheraton Other locations Sunday   Gebeta 16h : Zagol Band – after Yod Abyssinia M.K. Restaurant 20 - 23h : Various groups Stockholm Elegance 22h : Michael Belayneh with Zemen Band Flirt 22h : Live music Monday   Baritone 22h  : … Continue reading Live Music in Addis Ababa

Dec/Jan 2016/7 trip report

Jeanine writes: I traveled around ethiopia for 3 weeks with my sister over christmas/new year 2016/17. We used the guidebook edition 7 which was really helpful, but the following information may be useful:   HARAR thewodros hotel: pretty shabby nowadays, water didn't work one day, 250birr - wonderland hotel: really nice, wifi, free breakfast, hot shower, 500birr … Continue reading Dec/Jan 2016/7 trip report