Feb 2020 trip report

Slavko writes: Three weeks ago, I returned from a 21 day trip around northern Ethiopia. It was perfect, without any hassle and complication. There is no need to book anything from home, as everything can be arranged on site. Here are some prices (I am not saying they are the best, but they can be … Continue reading Feb 2020 trip report

Simien hike recommendation

Joseph Caldwell writes: We had an amazing experience in the Simien Mountains booked through Gismu, who is based in Gondar. We did four days and everything was well catered for, our guide Alex was brilliant and incredibly friendly and genuine, while the chef made us delicious food with more fresh vegetables than we have had … Continue reading Simien hike recommendation

Northern Ethiopia trip report

Alexandra writes: We are just returning from a 4-week-journey through the north of Ethiopia. We do have a few updates: Dawoud Suleyman, daw_sulay@yahoo.com, http://www.ethio-simienmountains.com, Tel +251(0)918046588 is an excellent guide for the Simien Mountains (and the rest of the country). He is a local man, born in Geech, now in Debark. He knows just about … Continue reading Northern Ethiopia trip report

North Ethiopia Eco Tour

Nina writes: I recently returned from Ethiopia where I worked with Addis Yimmer and his company North Ethiopia Eco Tour. It was an excellent experience so I wanted to let you know. Addis arranged my 3-day visit to Lalibela, including flights to/from Addis Abeba, tour guide (Zewdu Melak, excellent!), hotel, etc. His is a small company … Continue reading North Ethiopia Eco Tour

Self-drive car rental, foreign exchange, and some accommodation tips

Vicky writes: We travelled for 3 weeks through Ethiopia with your guide book (edition 8). Here are a few updates and tips for others travellers: Car hire It is practically impossible to hire a car with self drive. After two days of negotiations we did get to hire a car self drive. The firm is … Continue reading Self-drive car rental, foreign exchange, and some accommodation tips

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

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