Bale Mountains Pricing

Thanks to Courtney for forwarding me the below updated list of prices for hiring guides, porters, etc in Bale National Park for those who intend to organise trekking independently: Note that if the image is too small to read on your browser, you can right click on it, download to your device, and zoom in there.

News from Bale Mountains National Park

The excellent and very detailed website for Bale Mountain National Park wasn't working when we updated the 8th edition, and so we deleted it from the book, but I am pleased to report it is back online at and remans a must-visit resource for anybody planning to go there. Other news is that we … Continue reading News from Bale Mountains National Park

Dodola trek & Dinsho (Bale NP) trip report (1-5 Dec 2017)

Louis G writes:     Dodola Community Trek feels far more intimate & secret than breathtaking views (go to Simiens) or animal spotting (go to Bale... further down).   As a group of 5 French, with 3 days (drive from/to Addis included), we had to hire an extra 'guide' (1 guide = 4 walkers = … Continue reading Dodola trek & Dinsho (Bale NP) trip report (1-5 Dec 2017)

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

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

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)