Simien Mountains 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

Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

Victoria writes: My partner and I have just returned from an incredible three weeks in Ethiopia. Since Bradt was our Bible throughout the trip and I benefitted so much from this site in planning it, I thought I’d post on our experience in the hope that it will help others in turn. We arrived in … Continue reading Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

Trekking Tour of Simien Mountain

Gerhard writes: We have just come back from second wonderful visit to the Simiens Mountains, which is really our all time favorite. Some weeks before we contacted Gismu Syum`s Travel Agency via Whatsapp Phone and Chat and asked him to arrange a tour of the Simien mountains for 2 days and 1 nights. He has great … Continue reading Trekking Tour of Simien Mountain

Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

Many thanks to Yohannes Tsegaye for putting together this list of some current entrance fees in Ethiopia over the past couple of weeks: Gheralta and the Tigray Churches - Entrance is Birr 150 per person for each church visited (except Abreha Atsbeha, which is Birr 200 per person, and Medhane Alem Adi Kesho, which now … Continue reading Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

Great hike in the Simien Mountains

Jolanda writes: I recently traveled through Ethiopia for 3 weeks. What an amazing journey! Part of my trip was a 3-day hiking tour in the beautiful Simien mountains. I traveled solo but I had a very good guide named Gismu Siyum ( He is very well trained in his profession, has an extensive knowledge of … Continue reading Great hike in the Simien Mountains