December 2015 trip report (Hawassa, Bale, Awash, Guassa)

Many thanks to Ray and Joyce for this very detailed trip report from their 9th (!) trip to Ethiopia, using the new 7th edition of the Bradt Guide   Addis Ababa Caravan hotel; good hotel with shuttle bus pickup service from the airport   Hawassa Lake View Hotel had no room available when we arrived at … Continue reading December 2015 trip report (Hawassa, Bale, Awash, Guassa)


Ankober trip report

Rupert Simons writes: Hi - since I've learnt so much and seen so many places using the guide I wanted to update the Ankober section as it's a pleasant and very peaceful weekend break from Addis Ababa. The main road from Addis to Debre Birhan is good. Buses or minibuses leave from a new station … Continue reading Ankober trip report

Zara Yacob Horse-trekking Trail

Yves Stranger of Equus Ethiopia writes: I wanted to introduce the first exploratory ride on the new Zara Yacob Trail, a horse trekking route that will link Ankobar and the forest of Wof Washa to the forest of Menagesha Suba, 40 km to the west of Addis Ababa. The trail will highlight the historic Emperor Zara … Continue reading Zara Yacob Horse-trekking Trail

Ankober Palace Lodge

Ankober Palace Lodge  - great place ,been twice BUT 1.       Customers need to be aware you have to leave your car at the bottom of the conical hill on which lodge is built and climb steps/footpath for 5/10minutes to reach reception. Not the place to take the elderly or immobile.. 2.       You are some 9000ft plus – you … Continue reading Ankober Palace Lodge