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I’m planning on backpacking West Ethiopia, starting late September, getting off the beaten path. Interested in exploring, hiking, outdoors, nature, culture and interacting with locals.
This is my current general plan:
Addis -> Jimma -> Chebere Churchura NP -> Mizan Teferi -> ?Southwest to Maji? -> North to Gore/Metu ->Then either west to Gambella and fly back to Addis or back east through Bedele and Nekemte.
I’d love to hear any suggestions/tips and places of interest in the area.
Specifically I’d…

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Hello everyone,

I write this to get some advice: I am planning to travel to South Africa via Ethiopia and I was wondering whether a 2-week itinerary would be good for Ethiopia? Or should it be 3-week? What places should I visit? I am not a true backpacker and don't want to do camping et. al. However, hostels are fine for me and I certainly don't want to spend a fortune on high-end tours and hotels. Any ideas are much appreciated. I like natural attractions, historical places, etc. Thanks…

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HI

I am travelling through Africa on my motorbike and expecting to enter Ethiopia via Moyale next Friday (29/7).

I've been on the road for a couple of months and have just caught up on the UK foreign office advice for Ethiopia which is a bit concerning (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ethiopia).

My concerns are:

  1. Moyale to Yabello: I am intending to enter Ethiopia via Moyale. This states the road was damaged badly in April. Is there any local information about whether this…

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Hello travelers
does anyone know how long it takes to get an ethiopian visa in Sudan ( Khartoum ).
Any special requirements to obtain the visa ??
many thanks in advance

Rafa

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I am a single adult traveler looking for fellow trekkers interested in joining me on a 15 day journey through Ethiopia, starting in Addas Adaba and hiking through the Simien Mountains. I am arranging it through Awaze Tours. I prefer not to trek and eat by myself (with guides) although would have my own hotel room and tent during the journey. Would really love some company. If you are interested please reply. And if you know anything about Awaze Tours I would be interested in hearing it.

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Shootings had been going on day and night in Gondar, the tourist capital of Ethiopia, since around July 8. Dead bodies on the street & mass protests. The Ethiopian government is trying to prevent this information coming out, by blocking social media such as Viber and Facebook.

Here some images of the unrest:
War Footage

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Does anybody have personal experience with http://www.eyayawtours.com/? I'd be curious about some references before booking with him (and transferring him money in advance)...

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Hi all,
I have been living in Ethiopia for 5 and a half years. Although I visited several towns as part of my duty, it is only in May of this year that I actually toured Ethiopia when a couple of friends flew in. I hope that my experience , mistakes and observations would give you some insights for planning your tour.
Our initial plan was to do a 3 weeks( 21) days tour in Northern and Southern Ethiopia. We later extended by 6 days and added 3 domestic flights to include Harar and add a few more…

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Hey everyone, I'm going to be in Addis for give or take 15 hours and I'm looking for things to do, places to visit, and where I should head for a great night out. I wouldn't mind going to traditional (cultural) places but I also wanna go to clubs and lounges. All responses are welcome. Thanks.

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hi guys. anyone knows if i can get a 3-month visa upon arrival in bole int'l airport? i'm getting there on a saturday evening (around 9 pm). also, solo hike is possible in the omo region, as long as locals don't charge 10 times the usual prices for you are on your own? thanks, cheers. pls reply to ginoarduini@yahoo.fr