Simien Mountains trip report

Sean writes: We recently hiked in the Simiens with Gismu Syum's Travel Agency. Gismu was very good with communication and I was very impressed with how well he organized my whole trip to the Simien Mountains. Without asking, he picked my partner and I up from the airport. We settled into the nice AG Gondar … Continue reading Simien Mountains trip report

Bale Mountains Pricing

Thanks to Courtney for forwarding me the below updated list of prices for hiring guides, porters, etc in Bale National Park for those who intend to organise trekking independently: Note that if the image is too small to read on your browser, you can right click on it, download to your device, and zoom in there.

Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

Victoria writes: My partner and I have just returned from an incredible three weeks in Ethiopia. Since Bradt was our Bible throughout the trip and I benefitted so much from this site in planning it, I thought I’d post on our experience in the hope that it will help others in turn. We arrived in … Continue reading Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

Trekking Tour of Simien Mountain

Gerhard writes: We have just come back from second wonderful visit to the Simiens Mountains, which is really our all time favorite. Some weeks before we contacted Gismu Syum`s Travel Agency via Whatsapp Phone and Chat and asked him to arrange a tour of the Simien mountains for 2 days and 1 nights. He has great … Continue reading Trekking Tour of Simien Mountain

North Ethiopia Eco Tour

Nina writes: I recently returned from Ethiopia where I worked with Addis Yimmer and his company North Ethiopia Eco Tour. It was an excellent experience so I wanted to let you know. Addis arranged my 3-day visit to Lalibela, including flights to/from Addis Abeba, tour guide (Zewdu Melak, excellent!), hotel, etc. His is a small company … Continue reading North Ethiopia Eco Tour

News from Bale Mountains National Park

The excellent and very detailed website for Bale Mountain National Park wasn't working when we updated the 8th edition, and so we deleted it from the book, but I am pleased to report it is back online at and remans a must-visit resource for anybody planning to go there. Other news is that we … Continue reading News from Bale Mountains National Park