Detailed July/August 2016 trip report

Greg writes: Chapter 3 - Practical Information In the section "red tape" I suggest specifying that Visas on Arrival are not issued at Dire Dawa airport, notwithstanding daily flights from Djibouti. Tourists arriving from Djibouti must either obtain their visa in advance from the Ethiopian embassy in Djibouti city or fly directly to Bole airport. … Continue reading Detailed July/August 2016 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 http://www.tesfatours.com/ ; after that independent travel, mainly using local buses. A selection of our photos can be seen here:­ https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1pd3zAKtirpZGJ6S2tTVjNrLVE&usp=sharing 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

Ticket price increase at Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar

Thanks to Marco of Simien EcoTours for this important update: The ETOA (Ethiopian Tour Operator Association) has just informed us about an increase in the ticket price to visit the Fasil Ghebbi and associated sites in Gondar as of February 2016 . The current fee of 200 Birr (roughly US$9.50) will increase to 500 Birr (US$24). The new ticket  will be valid for 2 days and covers both … Continue reading Ticket price increase at Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar