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

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Jan 2019 trip report

Fiona writes: My husband and I are in our fifties and just returned from three weeks in Ethiopia. We took 6 flights and covered a lot. Your book was indispensable. I would like to recommend a Simien trekking guide, Michael from Hike in Ethiopia (hikeinethiopia.com). We saw he was recommended by other travelers online and booked … Continue reading Jan 2019 trip report

Trip report Jan 2019

Mari writes: We have just returned from travelling independently around north Ethiopia. Found the 8th edition indispensable . A few recommendations & updates which may be useful for other travellers Lalibela We were put in touch with a guide in lalibella by Susan the owner of Ben Abeba restaurant - ( he is nephew of … Continue reading Trip report Jan 2019

Recent trip reports

Matt Smith has sent links to several Ethiopia trip reports on his blog, including one for Danakil, which he visited after the recent killing of a tourist and guide there. Links as follows: http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-danakils-natural-wonders.html http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-where-it-all-began.html http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-feed-world.html http://welshmattsmith.blogspot.com/2018/01/ethiopia-wonder-of-world-built-by-angels.html

Danakil travel warning

Anybody who is considering visiting Erta Ale and the Danakil should be aware that a tourist was shot dead there last week, and a local guide injured in the gunfire. See  http://hornaffairs.com/2017/12/04/eritrean-armed-group-kills-german-in-ertaale-ethiopia/ for a report on the incident and further more speculative details about the incident at https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/africa/ethiopia/german-tourist-killed-at-erta-ale-in-danakil. It is the first such incident in five … Continue reading Danakil travel warning

Trip report from a female traveller

Carrie writes: I just got back from three weeks in Ethiopia using the 7th edition of the Bradt guide. The guidebook was invaluable and I couldn't have done the trip (solo, without a guide) without it. There were just a couple of things I wanted to update you on: Women travellers: As a 27-year-old American woman … Continue reading Trip report from a female traveller