Zege by ferry

Gunnar writes: Yesterday I used the daily ferry from Bahir Dar to Zege. I can confirm that it left at around 7am. The ticket office opened at around 6.30am. It cost Birr 59 (about US$2). There is no entrance fee to Zege as such but each church now charges an entrance fee of Birr 150 … Continue reading Zege by ferry

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Bahir Dar boat trips

Mesele Aychew has written to us with the following information about scheduled boat trips on Lake Tana offered by his organisation Bahir Dar Private Guides. Please note that while we are posting it here on the basis that it seems like useful information, it is not an endorsement as such, since we are unable to verify … Continue reading Bahir Dar boat trips

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

2015 trip report

Ian and Les write: Going South: One night on Lake Langano at Bishangari Lodge was memorable both from the point of view of location and birds. However, one has to suffer the 30 minute journey from the main road, much of it on a track, to get there. It was worth the suffering. Then the … Continue reading 2015 trip report

Important news from Bahir Dar

Two brief but important updates from Bahir Dar: The first is that the venerable Ghion Hotel, for years the most popular backpacker hangout in town, has been forced to closed its doors. The story, so far as we can ascertain, is that the government (which still owns the property) has kicked out the current lessor and will … Continue reading Important news from Bahir Dar