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

Tigrai updates

Louis writes: Mekele Yohannes Museum now open at normal office hours. Worth the visit. Foreigner ticket 100 birrs. Guide optional will expect a tip. However everything well displayed in English. Try the cultural cafe named Baloni. Located in the walking quarter between Lucy Park and Romanat Square. ETT tour agency moved its office at Milano … Continue reading Tigrai updates

Trip report from a female traveller

Carrie writes: I just got back from three weeks in Ethiopia using the 7th edition of the Bradt guide. The guidebook was invaluable and I couldn't have done the trip (solo, without a guide) without it. There were just a couple of things I wanted to update you on: Women travellers: As a 27-year-old American woman … Continue reading Trip report from a female traveller

Detailed July/August 2016 trip report

Greg writes: Chapter 3 - Practical Information In the section "red tape" I suggest specifying that Visas on Arrival are not issued at Dire Dawa airport, notwithstanding daily flights from Djibouti. Tourists arriving from Djibouti must either obtain their visa in advance from the Ethiopian embassy in Djibouti city or fly directly to Bole airport. … Continue reading Detailed July/August 2016 trip report