Recent trip reports

Matt Smith has sent links to several Ethiopia trip reports on his blog, including one for Danakil, which he visited after the recent killing of a tourist and guide there. Links as follows: http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-danakils-natural-wonders.html http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-where-it-all-began.html http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-feed-world.html http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-wonder-of-world-built-by-angels.html

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New Ethiopia-Djibouti railway

According to this BBC report (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37562177), the new electric Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, stopping among other places at Bishoftu, Adama, Awash and Dire Dawa, is finally operational as of 1 January 2018. After several delays since it officially opened in 2016, I'm not sure how definitive this is, but it would be worth checking if you are … Continue reading New Ethiopia-Djibouti railway

Organised treks to Gunda Gundo Monastery

Martina Kosmina and Roberto Lombardo were: We are respectively graduates in sustainable tourism and anthropology at Milano University and Bologna University. We just came back from Ethiopia, where we spent 5 months analysing the development of several sustainable tourism projects in the Tigray region. As a result, we would like to draw attention a new touristic initiative to promote a … Continue reading Organised treks to Gunda Gundo Monastery

Interactive map of Tigrai churches

Zac writes: I've been working on an interactive map of the Tigray churches in Ethiopia since no such thing existed. It's currently a work in progress but as far as I know it's the most exhaustive map of the rock-hewn churches of the Tigray Region available. I've based it off your guidebook, the Lonely Planet … Continue reading Interactive map of Tigrai churches

Axum to Gondar/Debark via Shire Inda Selassie

Roland writes: I am travelling through Ethiopia individually and am very happy with the Bradt guide. My trip would have been impossible without it. So, thank you and well done! There is a small update I would like to inform you about. I chose to go from Axum to Debark (or Gondar) via Shire (Inda … Continue reading Axum to Gondar/Debark via Shire Inda Selassie