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)

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Danakil travel warning

Anybody who is considering visiting Erta Ale and the Danakil should be aware that a tourist was shot dead there last week, and a local guide injured in the gunfire. See  http://hornaffairs.com/2017/12/04/eritrean-armed-group-kills-german-in-ertaale-ethiopia/ for a report on the incident and further more speculative details about the incident at https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/africa/ethiopia/german-tourist-killed-at-erta-ale-in-danakil. It is the first such incident in five … Continue reading Danakil travel warning

Detailed 2017 trip report

Nicola Brimson writes: 3 weeks in Ethiopia. Used the Bradt guide and anything we could find online to assist with our planning and inspiration. Online E-Visa worked very smoothly to order however twice at Addis airport we were met with extremely confused immigration workers who clearly hadn’t had to process one of these as yet. … Continue reading Detailed 2017 trip report

Live Music in Addis – Sep 2017 update

Many thanks to John Grinling for this latest overview of the capital's music scene: Venues and performers might be changed with no warning. It can be useful to check the information available on Internet, especially on Facebook, beforehand Sunday Gebeta / 17h :                                                                            Hasset Acoustic band Mama’s Kitchen / 17h :                                     Qarya Grooves … Continue reading Live Music in Addis – Sep 2017 update