News from Addis Ababa

I went sightseeing in Addis Ababa on 10 and 11 March 2020 using Bradt Ethiopia guide 8. I can confirm mobile phones no longer need to registered at the airport. At the Ethnographic Museum I could not find a gift shop anymore. I tried to find the right spot for the hyena den on Entoto … Continue reading News from Addis Ababa

February 2020 trip report

Steve writes: We have just returned from travelling in Ethiopia.  We found your guidebook invaluable, and have the following updates which I hope you and other travellers find useful. Phones  You are no longer required to register your phone on arrival at the airport. If you buy a SIM at an Ethio Telecom office, they may … Continue reading February 2020 trip report

Phone & SIM card rental in Addis Ababa

Mr. Feleg Tsegaye, President of ArifMobile, writes: I run a travel startup based in Addis Ababa that works to connect travelers to local information in Ethiopia during their stay.   Right now we’re providing SIM card rentals to travelers as I work on establishing the hotline and train up the representatives and I’ve been working on raising … Continue reading Phone & SIM card rental in Addis Ababa

Lots of general travel tips

Guides Official guides – reasonably knowledgeable, but rarely needed Unofficial guides – relatively ignorant, but sometimes needed to get rid of other “guides”, kids etc Tour operators – they do a good job with providing transportation, food and accommodation, but don’t expect them to know everything about the places they’re taking you to – Bradt … Continue reading Lots of general travel tips