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 https://balemountains.org 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

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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

Simien hike Dec 2018/Jan 2019

Anca writes: Thank you for the latest edition of the Ethiopia guidebook, it was immensely helpful during our trip in Dec-Jan. Ethiopia is overall amazing, but for my partner and I the absolute highlight was the Simien mountains tour and I would like to post a recommendation for the operator we went with. The organizer … Continue reading Simien hike Dec 2018/Jan 2019

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

Detailed Gondar, Debark and Simien updates

Many thanks to Mulu Gelaye of Mulu Ethiopia Tours (www.muluethiopiatours.com or www.ethiopiasimientours.com) for the following updates: Gondar Entrance fee for the castle is now 200 birr per person. Optional guide fee is 350 birr per day Some new recommended hotels: 1. Sona Hotel, open on October 2013 - Bedrooms SGL 9, DBL 2, Twin 5, TRP 1(total 17) And have wifi … Continue reading Detailed Gondar, Debark and Simien updates

No more tour operator or guide posts

It is with both regret and relief that I have decided, after months of deliberation, to block all future posts and comments, positive or negative, relating to general tour operators and guides in Ethiopia. To place this decision in some perspective, when I started up this website in 2008, I envisaged that its primary role … Continue reading No more tour operator or guide posts