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.

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, and Medhane Alem Adi Kesho, which now … 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

Tigrai updates

Louis writes: Mekele Yohannes Museum now open at normal office hours. Worth the visit. Foreigner ticket 100 birrs. Guide optional will expect a tip. However everything well displayed in English. Try the cultural cafe named Baloni. Located in the walking quarter between Lucy Park and Romanat Square. ETT tour agency moved its office at Milano … Continue reading Tigrai updates

Detailed Gondar, Debark and Simien updates

Many thanks to Mulu Gelaye of Mulu Ethiopia Tours ( or for the following updates: Gondar Entrance fee for the castle is now 200 birr per person. Optional guide fee is 350 birr per day Some new recommended hotels: 1. Sona Hotel, open on October 2013 - Bedrooms SGL 9, DBL 2, Twin 5, TRP 1(total 17) And have wifi … Continue reading Detailed Gondar, Debark and Simien updates

Bad experience at Teka Tesfai churches, Tigrai

Gabriella writes: On Feb 24, 2013 we wanted to visit the three rock-hewn churches at Teka Tesfai in Tigrai. Entrance fee to Petros & Paulos, Medhane Alem Kesho and Mikael Milhaizengi was increased to Birr 150 per church per person (!!!), for a group of 15 no discount of any kind could be reached thus … Continue reading Bad experience at Teka Tesfai churches, Tigrai