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

New hotels in Debark

  Andargachew Girma of Alligan Travel writes: There are a couple of places I just found out in Debark, gateway town to the Simien Mountains. The Jeramba Hotel, one building after the Simien Park Hotel in the direction of Axum, charges about 30 USD for double bed room. Jeramba is much better that the Simien … Continue reading New hotels in Debark

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

Detailed Jan/Feb 2019 trip report

Lucas writes: First off, thanks for putting together such a wonderful guidebook (Ethiopia 7th edition). It’s one of the best I’ve ever used. I’m writing to share some information based on my just finished 1-month journey through Ethiopia which you may find useful bearing in mind that I haven’t been using the latest edition. Gondar … Continue reading Detailed Jan/Feb 2019 trip report