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

Trip report (useful South Omo info) Jan-Mar 2016

Bryan & Judy Pready write First part (days 1 to 16, to Gonder) pre­booked through Tesfa Tours ; after that independent travel, mainly using local buses. A selection of our photos can be seen here:­ 12 17 Jan Axum Ye Yared Zema Hotel: Stellae 13 18 Jan Axum Ye Yared Zema Hotel. Stellae … Continue reading Trip report (useful South Omo info) Jan-Mar 2016

Abay Minch Lodge, Bahir Dar

Sysse writes: I bought the latest edition of your guide book to Ethiopia before going there on an organized tour this February (my first trip there) and even though we had very competent guides, I found your book absolutely indispensable, also being wonderful reading, very informative and always to the point you should perhaps reconsider … Continue reading Abay Minch Lodge, Bahir Dar

New Backpackers Lodge in Bahir Dar

The management of Manuhie Backpackers Lodge just emailed us to let us know they opened in Bahir Dar in late 2015. The lodge is situated in the backroads behind the Bete Daniel (approximately grid B2 or C2 on the map on p231 of the 7th edition) and has room rates in the US$10-24 range. It also allows … Continue reading New Backpackers Lodge in Bahir Dar