Gondar official guide fees

Thanks to Andargachew Girma for forwarding me the new official guide rate sheet for city tours of Gondar (p274 in the 8th edition). These are posted in full below but stand at Birr 850 (around US$27) for 1-3 people, Birr 100 (US$31) for 4-6 and Birr 1250 (US$40) for 7-10, Larger groups needing multiple guides attract … Continue reading Gondar official guide fees

Simien hike recommendation

Joseph Caldwell writes: We had an amazing experience in the Simien Mountains booked through Gismu, who is based in Gondar. We did four days and everything was well catered for, our guide Alex was brilliant and incredibly friendly and genuine, while the chef made us delicious food with more fresh vegetables than we have had … Continue reading Simien hike recommendation

Northern Ethiopia trip report

Alexandra writes: We are just returning from a 4-week-journey through the north of Ethiopia. We do have a few updates: Dawoud Suleyman, daw_sulay@yahoo.com, http://www.ethio-simienmountains.com, Tel +251(0)918046588 is an excellent guide for the Simien Mountains (and the rest of the country). He is a local man, born in Geech, now in Debark. He knows just about … Continue reading Northern Ethiopia trip report