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hi I'm interested in joining a group or finding another traveler to share cost hiring a car/guide/accommodation etc. I have been to Addis Gonder and Lalibela as a solo female traveler and I had to fight for "fair treatment" every single time... Anyway, I'm interested in visiting Southern tribes esp. The Hamar and Jumpjng the bull ceremony and also Danakil Depression. If you are interested, please send me an email: ludiwrite@gmail.com. I just finished trekking in Kilimanjaro and plan to stay for…

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I have just received the following news:
If you happen to be in Addis from June 28- July 5, there is continental art exhibition which will take place at the Oromia cultural center (in front of the national stadium). The exhibition is organized by the Ethiopian ministry of tourism. Paintings and handicrafts by renowned Ethiopian artists will be on display.

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Day trips

Just read this online

"A group of three took a day tour out of Gonder to the Simien Mountain National Park. We arranged this with Birhanu Erko (birhanu48@yahoo.com) from Trip Advisor. He runs a local tour business. They had a van pick us up, and drive us the 3 hours to the park.

The scenic drive and van's driver, Adam were very nice. At the park Adam arranged for a scout and we paid our entrance fees. We took two hour long hikes in the park. The first was along the edge of the mountains, the…

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In late May 2016, I completed the trek from Simien Mountain National Park HQ to the summit of Ras Dashen, Ethiopia's highest peak. We finished the approximately 90-km trek in 5 days. I post this review for those interested in doing this trek, as information can be scarce and difficult to find. Above all, keep in mind that the lowest elevation on his trek is about 2,700 meters - so it's important to acclimatize properly. Also, due to the many ups and downs along the route, the complete trek to…

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Hi,

Planning to go to Somaliland in December. Does anyone know if the embassy/consulate is open after the Western Christmas Holiday and before the Western New Year's in Addis? Looking at getting my visa on 27 December or 28 December. Need the visa for land border crossing from Djibouti into Somaliland.

Any knowledge/feedback/advice - it is highly appreciated!

Thanks :)

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I would like to organize a trip to the Bale mountains with an emphasis on wildlife and the Harenna Forest.
Leave June18 afternoon or June 19 morning from Addis.
Return to Addis June 21 afternoon/evening or June 22 noon.
Anybody who want to join is welcome.
thejons@yahoo.com

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The Government of Canada takes the safety and security abroad very seriously and provides credible information in its Travel Advice. In the event of a crisis requiring evacuation, the Government of Canada’s policy is to provide safe transportation to the closest safe location. ... Situations vary, and there may be constraints limiting the the ability to provide assistance, particularly where the potential for violent conflict or political instability is high.

On December 11, 2015, an explosion…

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Hello, I returned from Ethiopia and wanted to give a review to my original post here:

original post

But I see it has been locked by someone unfortunately.

Here are pictures from my trip.

Denakil Depression is the best, it is absolutely stunning and unique.

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In Ethiopia domestic plane tickets are expensive except if you have used Ethiopian Airlines.

Ethiopian Airlines now fly directly to Paris, Frankfurt, Rome…

I'm trying to add a visit to Ethiopia to my trip back to Canada from Israel. Will there be
issues around getting a visa or having an Israeli stamp in my passport.

Anyone know?

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Hello,
There are six of us travelling to Ethiopia in October and I would like to know what kind of taxis, 4x4 could we use to move around.
How are the cars, taxis..in Ethiopia?? For example, I have been to Senegal and there they have big cars for 7 people.
In some other places they use small vans so for 6 people would be really good because we could almost fill the van.
And in Sri Lanka the 4x4 used for safaris are big enough por 6 people. How are the ones that are used for Danakil??
We are…