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

Horse-riding in Ethiopia

Yves Marie Stranger of the defunct Equus Africa writes: My site Equus-Ethiopia.com is no longer online. I have redirected it to Uthiopia.com where I have a bunch of information and links about horse riding in Ethiopia. People who are interested can also contact me through Uthiopia.com, and I can put them in touch with my ex-employees, who are truly the … Continue reading Horse-riding in Ethiopia

A further note on tour operators & guides

How would users of this website feel if I were to ban all posts, positive or negative, relating to generic tour operators and guides? And just revert to what this website was initially meant to be: a place where readers can post travel updates and trip reports focussed on the country and facilities there, not … Continue reading A further note on tour operators & guides