Detailed Feb 2018 trip report (north & southwest)

Simon writes: Addis Ababa:- With all the tensions in the country, avoid getting into a political conversation with anyone. E Visa:- Use only official website  However it does not seem to speed things up that much compared with 'Visa on Arrival'.  Don't rely on the ATM's to work, change some cash at the bank … Continue reading Detailed Feb 2018 trip report (north & southwest)


Jan/Feb 2018 trip report

Inken Schuett writes: Timkat in Gondar made the start of our two weeks trip to Ethiopia. The joy of the celebrating crowd is infecting. People are dancing and singing while processing down the main road to Fasil's bath. Peace enters the mind during overnight chanting at bath compound. But the time, the priest gives the … Continue reading Jan/Feb 2018 trip report

Northern circuit 2018 trip report

Kevin writes: Many thanks for your excellent guide. There are a couple of updates that are needed (just returned from two weeks with a church group.) In no particular order: Bahir Dar: Misrak Special Food has moved! It is now very close to the Jacaranda Hotel, towards the town centre, on the same side of … Continue reading Northern circuit 2018 trip report

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

Campsite and accommodation at the Blue Nile Falls

David Reis and Temesgen Baye write: Our new campsite and eco lodge ( recently opened at the Blue Nile Falls near Bahir Dar. We are perched at the top of the falls besides the Nile river. Guests can visit us for the day and rest and relax in our shaded grass and wood gazebo in the … Continue reading Campsite and accommodation at the Blue Nile Falls

Bahir Dar boat trips

Mesele Aychew has written to us with the following information about scheduled boat trips on Lake Tana offered by his organisation Bahir Dar Private Guides. Please note that while we are posting it here on the basis that it seems like useful information, it is not an endorsement as such, since we are unable to verify … Continue reading Bahir Dar boat trips

Detailed July/August 2016 trip report

Greg writes: Chapter 3 - Practical Information In the section "red tape" I suggest specifying that Visas on Arrival are not issued at Dire Dawa airport, notwithstanding daily flights from Djibouti. Tourists arriving from Djibouti must either obtain their visa in advance from the Ethiopian embassy in Djibouti city or fly directly to Bole airport. … Continue reading Detailed July/August 2016 trip report