February 2020 trip report

Steve writes: We have just returned from travelling in Ethiopia.  We found your guidebook invaluable, and have the following updates which I hope you and other travellers find useful. Phones  You are no longer required to register your phone on arrival at the airport. If you buy a SIM at an Ethio Telecom office, they may … Continue reading February 2020 trip report

Trip report January 2020

Jason writes: I just got back from a 30 day trip and I want to thank you for your excellent guide book and it’s comprehensive information. I travelled slowly by bus etc, very little hassle. The only hassle I had was from persistent boatmen in Bahir Dar - these guys are annoying to say the … Continue reading Trip report January 2020

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

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