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

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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

Dodgy e-visa websites

  Note that the official URL for Ethiopian e-visas is the government website http://www.evisa.gov.et. It now carries a warning: "We have come to know that there are some fraud websites which have similar look and feel to our official visa website. Please note that the Ethiopian Government doesn't have any agreement with the owners of those … Continue reading Dodgy e-visa websites

Gunda Gundo trip report

Louis writes: I have extensively – I think – travelled, but the excursion to the monastery of Gunda Gundo will remain as one of my toughest and most rewarding experiences.   The starting town Idaga Hamus being standing at 2.700m, as is the village called Mikael Gebinen/Gebret (the real walking start), that implies a gruelling … Continue reading Gunda Gundo trip report