Latest news on travel to Harar & Dire Dawa

Thanks to Jennifer W for this bang up-to-date report: I did the journey from Dire Dawa to Harar by road in a shared taxi  on 12 Feb. The road is now open and I didn’t encounter any problems or see any signs of trouble. Harar was great with lots of people wanting to chat without … Continue reading Latest news on travel to Harar & Dire Dawa

Closure of road between Dire Dawa and Harar

Stewart Reid writes: As of 21 Jan 2020 the road between Dire Dawa and Harar is closed due to "ethnic conflict". Minibus and private contract buses are refusing to drive the road due to fear of attacks by "mobs". It seems that this is a Christian/Muslim issue related to the recent Timkat and St Michaels … Continue reading Closure of road between Dire Dawa and Harar

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

Dec/Jan 2016/7 trip report

Jeanine writes: I traveled around ethiopia for 3 weeks with my sister over christmas/new year 2016/17. We used the guidebook edition 7 which was really helpful, but the following information may be useful:   HARAR thewodros hotel: pretty shabby nowadays, water didn't work one day, 250birr - wonderland hotel: really nice, wifi, free breakfast, hot shower, 500birr … Continue reading Dec/Jan 2016/7 trip report