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 http://www.tesfatours.com/ ; after that independent travel, mainly using local buses. A selection of our photos can be seen here:­ https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1pd3zAKtirpZGJ6S2tTVjNrLVE&usp=sharing 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

Hotels in Robe (Bale)

Bryan writes: I wouldn't recommend Bekelle Molla. Paid 250 birr for ensuite double but no runnig water and room gloomy and smelly. (Breakfast not included) Moved after one night to Siko Mendo. Much better - 400 birr including breakfast. Only current drawback are dust clouds from heavy construction lorries building new airport. When that's finished, … Continue reading Hotels in Robe (Bale)

December 2015 trip report (Hawassa, Bale, Awash, Guassa)

Many thanks to Ray and Joyce for this very detailed trip report from their 9th (!) trip to Ethiopia, using the new 7th edition of the Bradt Guide   Addis Ababa Caravan hotel; good hotel with shuttle bus pickup service from the airport   Hawassa Lake View Hotel had no room available when we arrived at … Continue reading December 2015 trip report (Hawassa, Bale, Awash, Guassa)

Alternative routes to Lalibela, Bale Mountains & Guassa

Jacky and Yolande write: An alternative road from Addis-Ababa to Lalibela : This route is certainly the most beautiful to join Addis-Ababa to Lalibela but not the shorter in time. We travelled it from Magdala Hills to the South on 2009 and now on November 2015 from the South to the North. It crossed many … Continue reading Alternative routes to Lalibela, Bale Mountains & Guassa

2015 trip report

Ian and Les write: Going South: One night on Lake Langano at Bishangari Lodge was memorable both from the point of view of location and birds. However, one has to suffer the 30 minute journey from the main road, much of it on a track, to get there. It was worth the suffering. Then the … Continue reading 2015 trip report

Bale Mountains Feb 2015 trip report

Jo writes: Having just returned from a trip to the Bale Mountains (February 2015) with a couple of friends, I want everyone to be able to get there - it's just fantastic! So...here's what we did!   We went by public transport from Addis which is perfectly possible...you just need to allow time. We left … Continue reading Bale Mountains Feb 2015 trip report