Travel notes, 2017

Louis writes: Woliso - Negash Lodge Transfer from/to Addis costing about 1,700 birrs in either way. Price of the bungalow increased to more than 2,000 birrs, making it good value only for groups larger than 2. Monkeys still amazing and not really bad - my baby girl had her biscuit stolen from her hands! Spa … Continue reading Travel notes, 2017


Detailed 2017 trip report

Nicola Brimson writes: 3 weeks in Ethiopia. Used the Bradt guide and anything we could find online to assist with our planning and inspiration. Online E-Visa worked very smoothly to order however twice at Addis airport we were met with extremely confused immigration workers who clearly hadn’t had to process one of these as yet. … Continue reading Detailed 2017 trip report

Live Music in Addis – Sep 2017 update

Many thanks to John Grinling for this latest overview of the capital's music scene: Venues and performers might be changed with no warning. It can be useful to check the information available on Internet, especially on Facebook, beforehand Sunday Gebeta / 17h :                                                                            Hasset Acoustic band Mama’s Kitchen / 17h :                                     Qarya Grooves … Continue reading Live Music in Addis – Sep 2017 update

Ethiopia launches e-visas

Thanks to AddisAdvisor for alerting me to the excellent news that as of 12 June 2017, Ethiopia has introduced an online application process for e-visas for visitors from several countries. The e-visas can be applied for online and paid for with a Visa, Master or American Express card at the website, which also has … Continue reading Ethiopia launches e-visas

Campsite and accommodation at the Blue Nile Falls

David Reis and Temesgen Baye write: Our new campsite and eco lodge ( 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