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:


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 for a report on the incident and further more speculative details about the incident at 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

Off-the-beaten-track trip report

Ondřej writes:   Hello, I have backpacked through Ethiopia for three months from the beginning of March to the end of May. Thanks a lot for all the great tips and information in your book, I would have missed so many interesting things without it! And sometimes, it is even very fun to read 🙂 … Continue reading Off-the-beaten-track 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