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

Zege by ferry

Gunnar writes: Yesterday I used the daily ferry from Bahir Dar to Zege. I can confirm that it left at around 7am. The ticket office opened at around 6.30am. It cost Birr 59 (about US$2). There is no entrance fee to Zege as such but each church now charges an entrance fee of Birr 150 … Continue reading Zege by ferry

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

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 (http://www.bluenilecamping.com) 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