Latest news on travel to Harar & Dire Dawa

Thanks to Jennifer W for this bang up-to-date report: I did the journey from Dire Dawa to Harar by road in a shared taxi  on 12 Feb. The road is now open and I didn’t encounter any problems or see any signs of trouble. Harar was great with lots of people wanting to chat without … Continue reading Latest news on travel to Harar & Dire Dawa

December 2019 trip report

Maider writes: First of all, thanks for the quality of your web page.. I follow it regularly, and found much interesting information before scheduling our trip.. so now, to render thanks, I wanted to share our experience, with hope that it could help someone else. (And sorry if my English level is low). We are 2 … Continue reading December 2019 trip report

Closure of road between Dire Dawa and Harar

Stewart Reid writes: As of 21 Jan 2020 the road between Dire Dawa and Harar is closed due to "ethnic conflict". Minibus and private contract buses are refusing to drive the road due to fear of attacks by "mobs". It seems that this is a Christian/Muslim issue related to the recent Timkat and St Michaels … Continue reading Closure of road between Dire Dawa and Harar

Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

Victoria writes: My partner and I have just returned from an incredible three weeks in Ethiopia. Since Bradt was our Bible throughout the trip and I benefitted so much from this site in planning it, I thought I’d post on our experience in the hope that it will help others in turn. We arrived in … Continue reading Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

Detailed Jan/Feb 2019 trip report

Lucas writes: First off, thanks for putting together such a wonderful guidebook (Ethiopia 7th edition). It’s one of the best I’ve ever used. I’m writing to share some information based on my just finished 1-month journey through Ethiopia which you may find useful bearing in mind that I haven’t been using the latest edition. Gondar … Continue reading Detailed Jan/Feb 2019 trip report