Ankober Museum

Yacob writes: The museum in the compound of Ankober Mikael is small but quite fascinating. It  displays precious artefacts from the time of Emperor Menelik and Empress Taitu, including include crowns, manuscripts, swords, royal attires and other precious items. I think the museum is quite new and these artefacts were previously kept inside the church and … Continue reading Ankober Museum

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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)

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