10,000 Flamingoes Lodge, Abijata-Shala NP

It has been drawn to our attention that the write-up for 10,000 Flamingoes Lodge in Abijata-Shala NP focusses almost entirely on the impressive location rather than the amenities on offer. So please note that rooms here are somewhat more basic than might be expected for somewhere in its price range, and while this is justified … Continue reading 10,000 Flamingoes Lodge, Abijata-Shala NP

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Detailed 2017 trip report

Nicola Brimson writes: 3 weeks in Ethiopia. Used the Bradt guide and anything we could find online to assist with our planning and inspiration. Online E-Visa worked very smoothly to order however twice at Addis airport we were met with extremely confused immigration workers who clearly hadn’t had to process one of these as yet. … Continue reading Detailed 2017 trip report

10,000 Flamingos Lodge, Abijata-Shalla National Park

Jan Jackers, the owner of this new lodge, beautifully situated on the rim of Chitu Crater Lake in the southwest of Abijata-Shalla National Park (less than an hour's drive west of Shashemene), with a view over Shalla Lake to the north, has just let me know it will formally open on 18 Oct 2015. For more details, … Continue reading 10,000 Flamingos Lodge, Abijata-Shalla National Park

Trip report Jan-Feb 2014

Thanks to Michael Pinet for this wonderfully detailed and informative trip report: We have read and studied the Bradt guide again and again to prepare our 2011 and 2014 trips to Ethiopia and it was the only guide we took with us. We like its thoroughness, accuracy and personal touch. However here is some updated … Continue reading Trip report Jan-Feb 2014