Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

Many thanks to Yohannes Tsegaye for putting together this list of some current entrance fees in Ethiopia over the past couple of weeks: Gheralta and the Tigray Churches - Entrance is Birr 150 per person for each church visited (except Abreha Atsbeha, which is Birr 200 per person). Daily guide fees at Gheralta are Birr 828 … Continue reading Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

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

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