Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

Victoria writes: My partner and I have just returned from an incredible three weeks in Ethiopia. Since Bradt was our Bible throughout the trip and I benefitted so much from this site in planning it, I thought I’d post on our experience in the hope that it will help others in turn. We arrived in … Continue reading Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

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, and to Dawit Tesfay for clarification on a couple of point:   FEES The details below will only directly affect operators, guides and self-drive travellers, but of course they will bear on the overall price … Continue reading Recent developments in Danakil and at Erta Ale

Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

Many thanks to Yohannes Tsegaye for putting together this list of some current entrance fees in Ethiopia over the past couple of weeks: Gheralta and the Tigray Churches - Entrance is Birr 150 per person for each church visited (except Abreha Atsbeha, which is Birr 200 per person, and Medhane Alem Adi Kesho, which now … Continue reading Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

Detailed Jan/Feb 2019 trip report

Lucas writes: First off, thanks for putting together such a wonderful guidebook (Ethiopia 7th edition). It’s one of the best I’ve ever used. I’m writing to share some information based on my just finished 1-month journey through Ethiopia which you may find useful bearing in mind that I haven’t been using the latest edition. Gondar … Continue reading Detailed Jan/Feb 2019 trip report

Recent trip reports

Matt Smith has sent links to several Ethiopia trip reports on his blog, including one for Danakil, which he visited after the recent killing of a tourist and guide there. Links as follows: http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-danakils-natural-wonders.html http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-where-it-all-began.html http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-feed-world.html http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-wonder-of-world-built-by-angels.html

Danakil travel warning

Anybody who is considering visiting Erta Ale and the Danakil should be aware that a tourist was shot dead there last week, and a local guide injured in the gunfire. See  http://hornaffairs.com/2017/12/04/eritrean-armed-group-kills-german-in-ertaale-ethiopia/ for a report on the incident and further more speculative details about the incident at https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/africa/ethiopia/german-tourist-killed-at-erta-ale-in-danakil. It is the first such incident in five … Continue reading Danakil travel warning