Off-the-beaten-track travel updates

Auke writes Here are some notes about my recent travels in Ethiopia. 1. Raya Valley, Tigray Last September for the first time I went to the Raya Valley in Tigray. I stayed one night in the Tadele Hotel in Maychew, which is way overpriced (500 ETB) for what you get (a bed with bed bugs … Continue reading Off-the-beaten-track travel updates

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Nekemte to Jinka (South Omo) via Bonga

Auke writes: Last December / January, my Ethiopian girlfriend and I made a great trip with public transport overland from Nekemte to Fort Portal, Uganda using a little-known route through Bonga and Jinka (see map below). We started in Nekemte because I still had a work meeting there. In my opinion, the Ijoo International Hotel … Continue reading Nekemte to Jinka (South Omo) via Bonga

Berkutta Art Services

Samuel Gebredingil Gebreegzi writes: I the founder and CEO of BERKUTTA Ethiopian contemporary Art services, and represent more 20 well stablished and upcoming fine artists from Ethiopia. I can offer a diverse selection of artworks - different medias, size and subjects in graphic & canvas form from my private gallery in Addis Ababa, which is located … Continue reading Berkutta Art Services

Detailed Feb 2018 trip report (north & southwest)

Simon writes: Addis Ababa:- With all the tensions in the country, avoid getting into a political conversation with anyone. E Visa:- Use only official website evisa.gov.et.  However it does not seem to speed things up that much compared with 'Visa on Arrival'.  Don't rely on the ATM's to work, change some cash at the bank … Continue reading Detailed Feb 2018 trip report (north & southwest)

Simien Mountains recommendation

Vikki and Calum McLean write: I would like to submit the following review for a recent (December 2017) trekking holiday in the Ethiopian Simien Mountains. We trekked with Simien Mountains Tours (www.ethio-simienmountains.com), run by Dawoud Sulayman and his truly excellent team. They provided our family of six with an unforgettable tour of Gondar and the … Continue reading Simien Mountains recommendation

Jan/Feb 2018 trip report

Inken Schuett writes: Timkat in Gondar made the start of our two weeks trip to Ethiopia. The joy of the celebrating crowd is infecting. People are dancing and singing while processing down the main road to Fasil's bath. Peace enters the mind during overnight chanting at bath compound. But the time, the priest gives the … Continue reading Jan/Feb 2018 trip report