I am keen to visit Ethiopia, in particular the following destinations, as part of a photographic trip.
Awash National Park
Ahmed Ela (Dallol, Lake Asale)
However, I am restricted to the UK school holidays as to when I can go. My preferences for going would be:
- Summer holidays (July, August)
- Easter holidays (April)
- Christmas holidays (December)
Obviously it depends what the weather would be like at these times as to when would be…
Austria has issued a travel warning for Gondar, Simien Mountains and Lalibela. I have a booking there for December.
Is there someone traveling in Gondar and around or in Lalibela, who can tell me about the situation there at the moment: Are there problems for tourists like road blockings, internet failures, closed hotels, ...
What is the prognosis for the next months?
Thanks for your help!
I was in Ethiopia few weeks ago, stayed 2 weeks there, between Lalibela, Mekele, Axoun and son on.
I booked an organised trip to the Danakil with Ethiopia Hagere Tour. I gotta say, it was well organised !
The team was very friendly and acknowledgeable. We fell safe all the way, every thing was perfect. Best driver ever, our guide Gary was amazing.
Knowing they are also organising other trips, I highly recommend Hagere Tour and Travel.
If you travel to northern Ethiopia, Simien Mountains National Park is worth seeing. Here's their official website:
The best accommodations I found there are a LimaLimo Lodge. It's brand new, and has spectacular views.
A scout is required, but they usually don't speak much English. A professional guide, who speaks English and knows the park, is recommended. Here's the website for a good one, Afera Gebremedhin;
I am planning a one month trip to Ethiopia in either November or December and any info on the following would be great.
My initial itinerary is: Addis - Laibela-Mekele (for Danakil) - Tigray - hiking in the Simien mountains-Gonder -Addis - not sure after this, it will depend on time.
- Does anyone have any info on the current security situation in the north? Info here is about 2-3 weeks old.
- Using only buses approximately how long will this trip take? I'm just trying to get an idea as…
Journey to Ethiopia in the valley of the Omo River in African tribes Mursi.
The story of what adventures had to experience while visiting the Mursi tribe and how managed to survive.
Perhaps you will be useful in my experience. Video link.
I will arrive in Addis Abeba on a Saturday in November (schedulded arrival at the airport 7:25 a.m.).
I want to go to Harar (or Dire Dawa at least) on the same day using the bus. I do not want to fly if it is possible in any other way.
Lonely Planet and Bradt travel guide only mention morning buses. I do not know how long it takes me to get from the airport to a bus station but are there transport possibilities from 9:30 a.m or later on a saturday?
Thanks for your advice.