Trekking Tour of Simien Mountain

Gerhard writes: We have just come back from second wonderful visit to the Simiens Mountains, which is really our all time favorite. Some weeks before we contacted Gismu Syum`s Travel Agency via Whatsapp Phone and Chat and asked him to arrange a tour of the Simien mountains for 2 days and 1 nights. He has great … Continue reading Trekking Tour of Simien Mountain

Lalibela scams

Neil writes: In Lalibela scams are reaching epidemic proportions. We spend at least 4 months a year on the road all round the world and Lalibela's scam level is off the scale. Visitors need to be forewarned. Here are my notes: Even for experienced travellers, Lalibela provides an impressive range of scams cleverly planned to … Continue reading Lalibela scams

Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway – new schedule

Thanks to Andargachew Girma of Alligan Travel for alerting me to the revised schedule for the train service between Addis Ababa and Djibouti via Adama and Dire Dawa. International passenger trains from Lebu (outside Addis Ababa) to Nagad (Djibouti) leave on the 1st, 5th, 9th, 11th, 15th, 19th, 21st, 25th and 29th of every month … Continue reading Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway – new schedule

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