Ethiopia launches e-visas

Thanks to AddisAdvisor for alerting me to the excellent news that as of 12 June 2017, Ethiopia has introduced an online application process for e-visas for visitors from several countries. The e-visas can be applied for online and paid for with a Visa, Master or American Express card at the website, which also has … Continue reading Ethiopia launches e-visas


Campsite and accommodation at the Blue Nile Falls

David Reis and Temesgen Baye write: Our new campsite and eco lodge ( recently opened at the Blue Nile Falls near Bahir Dar. We are perched at the top of the falls besides the Nile river. Guests can visit us for the day and rest and relax in our shaded grass and wood gazebo in the … Continue reading Campsite and accommodation at the Blue Nile Falls

Tigrai updates

Louis writes: Mekele Yohannes Museum now open at normal office hours. Worth the visit. Foreigner ticket 100 birrs. Guide optional will expect a tip. However everything well displayed in English. Try the cultural cafe named Baloni. Located in the walking quarter between Lucy Park and Romanat Square. ETT tour agency moved its office at Milano … Continue reading Tigrai updates

Bahir Zaf Restaurant, Addis Ababa

Veronica Desjardins, Bahir Zaf Project Coordinator, writes: Bahir Zaf is a new vocational training restaurant offering a fusion of International and Ethiopian cuisine, in a casual dining setting, with a spacious and lush garden. We have reliable WIFI!  In Amharic, ‘Bahir Zaf’ means ‘ocean tree’. The tree symbolizes caring for communities and branching out to protect … Continue reading Bahir Zaf Restaurant, Addis Ababa

Live Music in Addis Ababa

Thanks to John Grinling for this latest updated overview of the music scene in Addis Ababa:     Sheraton Other locations Sunday   Gebeta 16h : Zagol Band – after Yod Abyssinia M.K. Restaurant 20 - 23h : Various groups Stockholm Elegance 22h : Michael Belayneh with Zemen Band Flirt 22h : Live music Monday   Baritone 22h  : … Continue reading Live Music in Addis Ababa