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). Daily guide fees at Gheralta are Birr 828 … Continue reading Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

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Self-drive car rental, foreign exchange, and some accommodation tips

Vicky writes: We travelled for 3 weeks through Ethiopia with your guide book (edition 8). Here are a few updates and tips for others travellers: Car hire It is practically impossible to hire a car with self drive. After two days of negotiations we did get to hire a car self drive. The firm is … Continue reading Self-drive car rental, foreign exchange, and some accommodation tips

Bahir Dar updates (and details of new daily bus to Lalibela)

AddisAdvisor writes: BAHIR DAR update. February/March 2019 A few notes from a recent personal visit PLUS information provided by Nati from Manuhie Backpackers Lodge. Accommodation UNISON HOTEL for those who like things big brash and modern this is a new hotel, almost opposite the old Ghion, with a nice restaurant and sensible room prices. We were told … Continue reading Bahir Dar updates (and details of new daily bus to Lalibela)

Jan 2019 trip report

  Thingscarried47 writes: I spent three weeks in Ethiopia last month. Thanks so much for this awesome guidebook! (Lonely Planet owners would ask to borrow my Bradt guide, but not the other way around...) A few things: Security: The current animosity between some Amharans and Tigraians caused a few tense situations. My local bus from … Continue reading Jan 2019 trip report

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 evisa.gov.et.  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