Trip report January 2020

Jason writes: I just got back from a 30 day trip and I want to thank you for your excellent guide book and it’s comprehensive information. I travelled slowly by bus etc, very little hassle. The only hassle I had was from persistent boatmen in Bahir Dar - these guys are annoying to say the … Continue reading Trip report January 2020

Nekemte to Jinka (South Omo) via Bonga

Auke writes: Last December / January, my Ethiopian girlfriend and I made a great trip with public transport overland from Nekemte to Fort Portal, Uganda using a little-known route through Bonga and Jinka (see map below). We started in Nekemte because I still had a work meeting there. In my opinion, the Ijoo International Hotel … Continue reading Nekemte to Jinka (South Omo) via Bonga

Some public transport timings

Ulrike writes: Time schedules for public transport were sometimes misleading. Possibly because of changed road conditions. I needed by far more time from Shashemene to Arba Minch then indicated (about 7 hours!) and the road from Gimbi to Nekemte is perfectly smooth and covered with asphalt, making less then 1,5 hours of connection possible (I'm … Continue reading Some public transport timings

Didessa Lodge near Nekemte

The management of Didessa Lodge near Nekemte has written to let is know about their new lodge in the Didessa Valley - more details at - and also to recommend the following route through western Ethiopia: Western Ethiopia Eco - Touristic Route - Via Didessa Green Valley Resort/Lodge :- One can enjoy the natural … Continue reading Didessa Lodge near Nekemte