Jan 2019 trip report

  Thingscarried47 writes: I spent three weeks in Ethiopia last month. Thanks so much for this awesome guidebook! (Lonely Planet owners would ask to borrow my Bradt guide, but not the other way around...) A few things: Security: The current animosity between some Amharans and Tigraians caused a few tense situations. My local bus from … Continue reading Jan 2019 trip report

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Off-the-beaten-track travel updates

Auke writes Here are some notes about my recent travels in Ethiopia. 1. Raya Valley, Tigray Last September for the first time I went to the Raya Valley in Tigray. I stayed one night in the Tadele Hotel in Maychew, which is way overpriced (500 ETB) for what you get (a bed with bed bugs … Continue reading Off-the-beaten-track travel updates

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

Temporary road closure south of Moyale

Thanks to Stuart Dickson for this important news about the Moyale border (written 5 Dec 2013(: Due to serious and bloody fighting amongst local Kenyan tribes in the Moyale region there is zero transport (private or public) leaving Moyale heading south into Kenya and it seems no traffic coming up in the other direction. The reason for … Continue reading Temporary road closure south of Moyale