Jan 2018 trip report

Anne Chappel writes: We (a group of 11 Australians) have just returned from a 26 day trip to Ethiopia. The focus was on the geology of the region but we are also keen birdwatchers. We travelled by mini-bus almost 3,000 kms - mostly a loop through the highlands - but we also visited the Awash … Continue reading Jan 2018 trip report


Gondar/Simiens guide recommendation

Frances writes: I have just returned from a three week trip to Ethiopia with a friend, and we found the Bradt Guide indispensable in terms of orienting us as well as offering historical and cultural context. For a week of our trip we had a guided tour from Bahir Dar to Gondar, to a short … Continue reading Gondar/Simiens guide recommendation

Trip report December/January 2014/15

Franka writes: I would like to share some advise and news from Ethiopia where I spent a couple of weeks between December and January 2015. Addis Ababa I would not recommend the Itegue Taitu hotel. The single room was quite dirty and with no hot water. Gondar I would recommend Michael Hotel. It is clean, … Continue reading Trip report December/January 2014/15

No more tour operator or guide posts

It is with both regret and relief that I have decided, after months of deliberation, to block all future posts and comments, positive or negative, relating to general tour operators and guides in Ethiopia. To place this decision in some perspective, when I started up this website in 2008, I envisaged that its primary role … Continue reading No more tour operator or guide posts