Suri Country with South Expedition Africa

Dietmar from Germany writes: In October 2012 I stayed 4 weeks in Surma area around Kibish and Tulgit. Surma is the official Ethiopian umbrella term for three ethnic groups in South Ethiopia: the Suri people, the Mursi people and the Mekan people. Very often the name 'Surma' is used for the Suri people as well, … Continue reading Suri Country with South Expedition Africa

Forty Springs Hotel, Arba Minch

Oliver Ryan, the owner of this new resort in Arba Minch, writes: Forty Springs Hotel has 16 bedrooms with double beds which can function as single or double room, each having on-suite shower and toilet. There are four twin bed rooms. There are two hotel apartments - bedroom, sitting room and small kitchen; for guests who … Continue reading Forty Springs Hotel, Arba Minch

Link Ethiopia

Trixia Hayne writes: We were in Ethiopia working with Link Ethiopia (, a small British charity that aims to link schools in Ethiopia with partner schools in the UK, with a view to both educational support and cultural exchange.  The charity also supports schools directly through small-scale projects, and arranges for volunteers to teach English communication skills, … Continue reading Link Ethiopia

Lalibela & surrounds

Former Bradt commissioning editor Tricia Hayne has kindly sent me the following feedback: page 322                  Map This isn’t to scale, which is fine if you’re fit – but could be a problem if not!  The new hotels top left, including the Cliff Edge, are about 1km from the shops, rather than the 300m or so … Continue reading Lalibela & surrounds

Gondar & Simien updates

Former Bradt commissioning editor Tricia Hayne has kindly sent me the following feedback: Page 216                  Getting there and away/By air Asking around, it seems that almost no-one reconfirms tickets.  Certainly no-one we spoke to in Gondar or Addis.  We did in Lalibela – but when I went to the Ethiopian Airlines office it seemed a … Continue reading Gondar & Simien updates