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Hi,
We're supposed to be traveling in Ethiopia, September/October timeframe. I've seen the news about protests and govt crackdowns, including blocking Facebook/Internet. Can somebody who's there fill me in on the vibe? We're supposed to be traveling from Addis and possibly traveling around Jinka, Omirate, Arba Minch, Awassa, and Danakil. If things are sketchy we might postpone. Thanks everyone.

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Hello,
This might be a silly question but...
If you organize your trekking to the Simiens directly in the entrance to the National Park, I know they can provide you a cook but what happens with the food?? Should you buy the food?? Cook does it for you and the you pay it to the cook?? You go together with him to buy it??
We are a group of 6 and we are seeing that organizing it in advance is more expensive but I don't know if it will be possible to just arrive to the entrance to the N.P. and…

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I'll have 28h stopover in Addis,is there 24h transit visa available? How much does it cost? I'll arrive in the late evening so imagine the onle way to get a city center like a The Piazza area is taking a taxi,how much should i pay?Any suggestion for a budget hotel?Thanx.

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Hello everyone,

I am shifting to Ethiopia from India to work with an not so old university as an lecturer in Hosanna/Hoseana town of Hadiya region in south of Ethiopia. My wife will be accompanying me. I have following questions in my mind to prepare myself for the same
1. What is the public mode of transportation is Hosaena Town?
2. How much ETB on an average i have to pay for house rent per month for a 2 bedroom set of an house that is having tiled flooring at least in hosaena town ?
3. Is LPG…

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Dear there,

I am currently in Ethiopia and would like to know if it is safe to go to the Danakil and also I am planning to go with a company called magma flow tours. Please, I appreciate your soon information if I have to go to the Danakil and use the company magma.

Cheers,

Anthony

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Hi guys! I wonder about safety situation in Ethiopia with current riots and military activity. A friend or friend working in Addis begs us to cancel the trip, I want to know more opinions from locals and tourists who are there right now to make a decision.
Thank you!

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I visited Ethiopia in January this year and I've finally gotten around to doing write ups on the places I visited.

So far I have Harar (https://new-faces-new-places.com/2016/08/14/hyenas-in-harar/) and Addis Ababa (https://new-faces-new-places.com/2016/03/12/away-in-addis-ababa/ ).

I'll be adding more places in the coming weeks. Hope this can help someone! I'm happy to elaborate on anything or answer any questions!

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Hi,

I'm traveling Ethiopia solo, starting in Bahir Dah on the 18 th of September. I've arranged a 3 day Simien trek from Gondar starting on Sunday the 25th via Simien Ethiopia Trekking, and so far it's just me....if anyone wants to join, let me know!

Also if anyone is kicking around the northern historical route from the 18th, it would be good to hear from you!

Laura

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Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone knows if its worth it to go further in to see the Surma Tribe? I hear they are similar to Mursi but also heard that they are much more authentic and its less touristy? It would add a good 4 days onto my trip so would love some real input. I am a photographer, so I am really trying to get as authentic as possible even though I know there are a tons of tourists at this point. Im on a bit of a budget, so really want to make sure its worth it.

Also has anyone…

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Hi All,

I am going on a custom tour of Ethiopia which includes car/driver/guide, accommodation and food on your own. The itinerary looks like following (each line is a day/night). If you are interested, please contact me ASAP. Thanks!

Addis-Bahirdar
Bahirdar
Bahirdar-Gondar
Gondar
Gondar-Simien-Debark
Debark-Axum
Axum
Axum Tenbien
Tenbien
Tembien-Hawzen
Hawzen-Mekele
Mekele- Lalibela
Lalibela
Lalibela -Kombolcha
Kombolcha-Harar
Harar
Harar-Addis