Recent developments in Danakil and at Erta Ale

Many thanks to guide Yohanes Tsegaye for these detailed updates from Danakil, based on two trips there in November 2019:   FEES The details below will only directly affect operators, guides and self-drive travellers, but of course they will bear on the overall price quoted for any trip to Danakil. 1. Entrance fee:  This has … Continue reading Recent developments in Danakil and at Erta Ale

Current eligibility for Visas on arrival

Thanks to Paul Shannon for this official link stating which nationalities are currently eligible to buy an Ethiopian Visa on Arrival at Bole International Airport - https://www.evisa.gov.et/client/visadescription/TouristVisaOnarrival Note that citizens of all countries worldwide, whether or not eligible for a Visa on Arrival, can buy a tourist e-Visa online as per the following - https://www.evisa.gov.et/client/visadescription/TouristVisaOnlineContinue reading Current eligibility for Visas on arrival

Trekking Tour of Simien Mountain

Gerhard writes: We have just come back from second wonderful visit to the Simiens Mountains, which is really our all time favorite. Some weeks before we contacted Gismu Syum`s Travel Agency via Whatsapp Phone and Chat and asked him to arrange a tour of the Simien mountains for 2 days and 1 nights. He has great … Continue reading Trekking Tour of Simien Mountain

Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway – new schedule

Thanks to Andargachew Girma of Alligan Travel for alerting me to the revised schedule for the train service between Addis Ababa and Djibouti via Adama and Dire Dawa. International passenger trains from Lebu (outside Addis Ababa) to Nagad (Djibouti) leave on the 1st, 5th, 9th, 11th, 15th, 19th, 21st, 25th and 29th of every month … Continue reading Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway – new schedule