I am pleased to announce that the fully updated 660-page 8th edition of Bradt Ethiopia will be published on 10 December 2018. For more details, or to place a pre-order, please visit https://www.bradtguides.com/ethiopia-pb-3359.html.
Addis Advisor writes: The update below is from three visits to Bole Airport Terminal 2 Arrivals area Oct/Nov 2018 1. IMMIGRATION/VISAS As you arrive in this area from the landing floor above, there may be staff asking to see your passport and directing you into the correct queue. As below… A. To the right, Q … Continue reading Arrival at Bole Airport
Auke writes: Metema From Gondar I took a completely packed minibus in the direction of Metema at the Sudanese border. This route is very scenic, with a pretty dramatic descent about half-way the road. 25 KM before the border, the small town of Gendewuha provides some basic lodging, with the Zenbaba hotel being the pick. … Continue reading Metema and Benishangul-Gumuz updates
Liza writes: The office of Turkish airlines has moved to the Snap Plaza building on Bole road (next to Millennium hall, the angle of Bole road and a road with no name (I think ) that links to Tele bole road). It is on 5th floor of the building, the email address is email@example.com and … Continue reading Turkish Airlines & craft shopping in Addis Ababa
Useful blog by my friend Sofanit Mulugeta (@deldeyoch) about the new train service from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa, as well as Harar and Dire Dawa itself: https://deldeyoch.blogspot.com/2017/03/empires-spirituality-and-cultural-mecca.html
Auke Boere writes: 1. A very good place to stay in Mizan Teferi nowadays is the Kashinin Hotel (09 1755 1910) close to the university campus of Mizan - Tepi University. This means the hotel is about 2 - 3 km outside town. Rooms for 600 ETB per night. 2. In Gambella, the best hotel … Continue reading Western Ethiopia updates
Many thanks to AddisAdvisor for a bang up-to-date overview of the options for visitors requiring a tourist visa for Ethiopia: Citizens of Kenya and Djibouti do not need visas, all others do need a visa. There are three ways in which you can get a tourist visa to enter Ethiopia.. 1. VISA on arrival. (referred … Continue reading Overview of tourist visa options