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

Dodola trek & Dinsho (Bale NP) trip report (1-5 Dec 2017)

Louis G writes:     Dodola Community Trek feels far more intimate & secret than breathtaking views (go to Simiens) or animal spotting (go to Bale... further down).   As a group of 5 French, with 3 days (drive from/to Addis included), we had to hire an extra 'guide' (1 guide = 4 walkers = … Continue reading Dodola trek & Dinsho (Bale NP) trip report (1-5 Dec 2017)

Highland Trekking, Lalibela

Daniel Melese of Highland Eco Trekking Tours writes: I operate a small trekking company in Lalibela. We offer homestay tours in the highland above Lalibela, where our customers get deep into the highlander community, see their way of life, even take part on their daily activity, like: farm on the field, cooking, baking Injera, preparing coffee ceremony, milking … Continue reading Highland Trekking, Lalibela

Hudad Lodge, near Lalibela

Boundless Ethiopia Tours writes: We are sending clients to Hudada Lodge on regular base and they are very satisfied by their service. When I visited the place myself I was impressed by the efforts of Mesfin, the owner, to establish this eco-lodge and how the surrounding local communities where appreciating him. Don’t expect luxury, accommodation … Continue reading Hudad Lodge, near Lalibela