Mountain View Hotel, Lalibela

Sue writes: I’m actually travelling in Ethiopia at the moment, and wanted to let you know that I and my travel companion were not happy at all staying in the rundown Mountain View Hotel in Lalibela, where we experienced the following: We ordered a Pizza for dinner and I had a stone as big as my … Continue reading Mountain View Hotel, Lalibela


Detailed Feb 2018 trip report (north & southwest)

Simon writes: Addis Ababa:- With all the tensions in the country, avoid getting into a political conversation with anyone. E Visa:- Use only official website  However it does not seem to speed things up that much compared with 'Visa on Arrival'.  Don't rely on the ATM's to work, change some cash at the bank … Continue reading Detailed Feb 2018 trip report (north & southwest)

Northern circuit 2018 trip report

Kevin writes: Many thanks for your excellent guide. There are a couple of updates that are needed (just returned from two weeks with a church group.) In no particular order: Bahir Dar: Misrak Special Food has moved! It is now very close to the Jacaranda Hotel, towards the town centre, on the same side of … Continue reading Northern circuit 2018 trip report

Recent trip reports

Matt Smith has sent links to several Ethiopia trip reports on his blog, including one for Danakil, which he visited after the recent killing of a tourist and guide there. Links as follows:

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