Dec/Jan 2016/7 trip report

Jeanine writes: I traveled around ethiopia for 3 weeks with my sister over christmas/new year 2016/17. We used the guidebook edition 7 which was really helpful, but the following information may be useful:   HARAR thewodros hotel: pretty shabby nowadays, water didn't work one day, 250birr - wonderland hotel: really nice, wifi, free breakfast, hot shower, 500birr … Continue reading Dec/Jan 2016/7 trip report

Bahir Dar boat trips

Mesele Aychew has written to us with the following information about scheduled boat trips on Lake Tana offered by his organisation Bahir Dar Private Guides. Please note that while we are posting it here on the basis that it seems like useful information, it is not an endorsement as such, since we are unable to verify … Continue reading Bahir Dar boat trips

Omo & Chebera-Churchura, Dec 2016

Simon writes: Notes on recent trip to Ethiopia, with reference to 7th Edition. P92 Camping Gear The guide now refers to several parks with camping sites as the only suitable option and if travelling independently off the beaten track, a tent in a village compound may be a better option than a night in a … Continue reading Omo & Chebera-Churchura, Dec 2016

Live Music in Addis Ababa

Thanks to John Grinling for this latest updated overview of the music scene in Addis Ababa: An unfortunate feature of the fascinating live music scene in Addis Ababa is the unending change of venues : Mama’s Kitchen, on the 4th floor in the Friendship bld on Bole Rd, used to propose a great choice of Ethiopian bands … Continue reading Live Music in Addis Ababa

Limalimo Lodge, Simien Mountains

David & Joanna write: We just spent a fantastic weekend at Limalimo Lodge in the Simien mountains. It's beautifully designed lodge nestled on its own hilltop at the Debark end of the Simien escarpment, so has jaw-dropping views of the cliffs running along the national park. The individual bedroom cabins have floor-to-ceiling windows so just as … Continue reading Limalimo Lodge, Simien Mountains

New French restaurant in Addis Ababa

Louis Guilbaud writes: I am a French citizen, married with an Ethiopian woman, and living in Addis Ababa. We recently opened an upmarket restaurant called Cafe-Restaurant Montmartre, offering French and Ethiopian food.  We offer the choice between the café-space (fresh fruit juices and coffee machine or traditional at choice, eventually combined with a light breakfast), or the restaurant-space just … Continue reading New French restaurant in Addis Ababa

Old Abyssinia Lodge, Lalibela

Amanda writes: Firstly can I say, your Ethiopia 7th edition, is completely amazing! It gave such a variety of information, and recommendations. Better than any internet research I could have ever done. We recently stayed in Old Abyssinia, which was a popular restaurant in Lalibela, and now the owner has erected three bungalows in the … Continue reading Old Abyssinia Lodge, Lalibela