December 2015 trip report (Hawassa, Bale, Awash, Guassa)

Many thanks to Ray and Joyce for this very detailed trip report from their 9th (!) trip to Ethiopia, using the new 7th edition of the Bradt Guide   Addis Ababa Caravan hotel; good hotel with shuttle bus pickup service from the airport   Hawassa Lake View Hotel had no room available when we arrived at … Continue reading December 2015 trip report (Hawassa, Bale, Awash, Guassa)

Trip report Jan-Feb 2014

Thanks to Michael Pinet for this wonderfully detailed and informative trip report: We have read and studied the Bradt guide again and again to prepare our 2011 and 2014 trips to Ethiopia and it was the only guide we took with us. We like its thoroughness, accuracy and personal touch. However here is some updated … Continue reading Trip report Jan-Feb 2014

Bale Mountains to Harar via the Wabe Shebelle gorge

Terence Baker writes: I thought your readers might be interested in my tale of getting to Harar from the Bale Mountains via the Wabe Shebelle gorge and river via the Sof Omar Caves and the tomb of Sheikh Hussein. Breaking it into usable parts, rather than giving you an essay on my adventures:   i)                    From … Continue reading Bale Mountains to Harar via the Wabe Shebelle gorge

Bale and Hawassa updates

Joerg writes: Awassa: The food in the restaurant of Lewy hotel was excellent (including free Wi-Fi), I stayed in Midre Genet Hotel (80 Birr) = ok. The reservation by phone of the Gebre Kristos Hotel (200 Birr) did not work, next day nobody knew about the phone call and no room was available … -          Goba: … Continue reading Bale and Hawassa updates