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


Jan 2019 trip report

Fiona writes: My husband and I are in our fifties and just returned from three weeks in Ethiopia. We took 6 flights and covered a lot. Your book was indispensable. I would like to recommend a Simien trekking guide, Michael from Hike in Ethiopia ( We saw he was recommended by other travelers online and booked … Continue reading Jan 2019 trip report

Trip report Jan 2019

Mari writes: We have just returned from travelling independently around north Ethiopia. Found the 8th edition indispensable . A few recommendations & updates which may be useful for other travellers Lalibela We were put in touch with a guide in lalibella by Susan the owner of Ben Abeba restaurant - ( he is nephew of … Continue reading Trip report Jan 2019

Gunda Gundo trip report

Louis writes: I have extensively – I think – travelled, but the excursion to the monastery of Gunda Gundo will remain as one of my toughest and most rewarding experiences.   The starting town Idaga Hamus being standing at 2.700m, as is the village called Mikael Gebinen/Gebret (the real walking start), that implies a gruelling … Continue reading Gunda Gundo trip report

Organised treks to Gunda Gundo Monastery

Martina Kosmina and Roberto Lombardo were: We are respectively graduates in sustainable tourism and anthropology at Milano University and Bologna University. We just came back from Ethiopia, where we spent 5 months analysing the development of several sustainable tourism projects in the Tigray region. As a result, we would like to draw attention a new touristic initiative to promote a … Continue reading Organised treks to Gunda Gundo Monastery

Interactive map of Tigrai churches

Zac writes: I've been working on an interactive map of the Tigray churches in Ethiopia since no such thing existed. It's currently a work in progress but as far as I know it's the most exhaustive map of the rock-hewn churches of the Tigray Region available. I've based it off your guidebook, the Lonely Planet … Continue reading Interactive map of Tigrai churches