Thanks to Yohannes Wassie and Andargachew Girma for forwarding me the latest official guide fees for Axum, valid from 16 March 2020, as per the sheet below:
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
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
Maider writes: First of all, thanks for the quality of your web page.. I follow it regularly, and found much interesting information before scheduling our trip.. so now, to render thanks, I wanted to share our experience, with hope that it could help someone else. (And sorry if my English level is low). We are 2 … Continue reading December 2019 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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
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.