Travel notes, 2017

Louis writes: Woliso - Negash Lodge Transfer from/to Addis costing about 1,700 birrs in either way. Price of the bungalow increased to more than 2,000 birrs, making it good value only for groups larger than 2. Monkeys still amazing and not really bad - my baby girl had her biscuit stolen from her hands! Spa … Continue reading Travel notes, 2017


Detailed 2017 trip report

Nicola Brimson writes: 3 weeks in Ethiopia. Used the Bradt guide and anything we could find online to assist with our planning and inspiration. Online E-Visa worked very smoothly to order however twice at Addis airport we were met with extremely confused immigration workers who clearly hadn’t had to process one of these as yet. … Continue reading Detailed 2017 trip report

Live Music in Addis – Sep 2017 update

Many thanks to John Grinling for this latest overview of the capital's music scene: Venues and performers might be changed with no warning. It can be useful to check the information available on Internet, especially on Facebook, beforehand Sunday Gebeta / 17h :                                                                            Hasset Acoustic band Mama’s Kitchen / 17h :                                     Qarya Grooves … Continue reading Live Music in Addis – Sep 2017 update

Bahir Zaf Restaurant, Addis Ababa

Veronica Desjardins, Bahir Zaf Project Coordinator, writes: Bahir Zaf is a new vocational training restaurant offering a fusion of International and Ethiopian cuisine, in a casual dining setting, with a spacious and lush garden. We have reliable WIFI!  In Amharic, ‘Bahir Zaf’ means ‘ocean tree’. The tree symbolizes caring for communities and branching out to protect … Continue reading Bahir Zaf Restaurant, Addis Ababa

Live Music in Addis Ababa

Thanks to John Grinling for this latest updated overview of the music scene in Addis Ababa:     Sheraton Other locations Sunday   Gebeta 16h : Zagol Band – after Yod Abyssinia M.K. Restaurant 20 - 23h : Various groups Stockholm Elegance 22h : Michael Belayneh with Zemen Band Flirt 22h : Live music Monday   Baritone 22h  : … Continue reading Live Music in Addis Ababa

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