Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

Many thanks to Yohannes Tsegaye for putting together this list of some current entrance fees in Ethiopia over the past couple of weeks: Gheralta and the Tigray Churches - Entrance is Birr 150 per person for each church visited (except Abreha Atsbeha, which is Birr 200 per person). Daily guide fees at Gheralta are Birr 828 … Continue reading Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

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New Book on Church Art in Ethiopia

Dawit Teferi, who contributed some useful background info to the latest edition of Bradt Ethiopia, has let me know that new book “Visiting Ethiopian Churches: Understanding the Paintings of Eight Frequently Visited Churches of Ethiopia” is now available on amazon on kindle. It focuses mainly on painting relating to the Virgin Mary in eight popular churches: Yemrehanna … Continue reading New Book on Church Art in Ethiopia

Bahir Dar boat trips

Mesele Aychew has written to us with the following information about scheduled boat trips on Lake Tana offered by his organisation Bahir Dar Private Guides. Please note that while we are posting it here on the basis that it seems like useful information, it is not an endorsement as such, since we are unable to verify … Continue reading Bahir Dar boat trips

2015 trip report

Ian and Les write: Going South: One night on Lake Langano at Bishangari Lodge was memorable both from the point of view of location and birds. However, one has to suffer the 30 minute journey from the main road, much of it on a track, to get there. It was worth the suffering. Then the … Continue reading 2015 trip report

Important news from Bahir Dar

Two brief but important updates from Bahir Dar: The first is that the venerable Ghion Hotel, for years the most popular backpacker hangout in town, has been forced to closed its doors. The story, so far as we can ascertain, is that the government (which still owns the property) has kicked out the current lessor and will … Continue reading Important news from Bahir Dar