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I will be in Ethiopia from June 19th to 30th. I would like to go to Etra Ale, if possible. I'll be traveling solo and would love to have a travel buddy for the trip. Shoot me a message if you're interested!
I've just wrapped up five fascinating weeks in Ethiopia, mostly on the northern historical circuit. I have posted around 600 high-resolution photos from the trip to the Ethiopia gallery of my "Global Photo Archive" at http://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_jones/sets/72157633348546434/, for anyone who would like to get the flavour of the place before visiting, or recapture memories of past visits. Enjoy!
I'd like to find some emails of travel agencies in Arba Minch. I'd like to visit the surroundings of Arba Minch and I need to find a 4x4 car. I cannot rent a car in Addis Abeba because the travel agencies are asking too much money. I will go there alone and I'm thinking to reach Arba Minch using public transport and to rent a car in Arba Minch. How much money costs to rent a car in Arba Minch? If you can give me an email of private agent or driver, it is better hoping to save money. I cannot and don't like to share the car with other people.
Thanks for some info.
I have asked a similar question before, but becuase we just found out that we can not go to where malaria is found - I have to ask again.
Where can we go, not too far from Addis, to experience some wonderful countryside (and hopefully monkeys and a pool) - Where malaria is NOT found. For various reasons, we CAN NOT take malaria medication. Therefore we can not visit Negash Lodge, which we had planned.
We have two small kids and not too much money to spend... Want to be away from Addis for two nights. We are travelling to Addis tomorrow, for two weeks.
Hoping for fast answeres. :)
I am arriving in Addis on July 29th. I have about 10 days before being joined by friends. Is anyone planning on going down to south Omo at that time? In need of a person to make up numbers and spread costs? Also, any good recommendations for guest house for 2/3 nights in Addis?
Went to Ethiopia mid April for two weeks. Had already covered quite a lot of Ethiopia during my previous 4 week visit in 2012 (and loved it!).
One of my biggest wishes - since seeing a documentary about is some 10 years ago - was travelling into the Danakil Depression. It not being high season anymore it proved impossibe to find a group to join. I contacted Gerard Pennings from Ethiopian Impressions in Addis who had organised some of my travelling last year. He warned it would not be cheap but recommed A.K. Ahadu in Mekele to go and speak to.
So that is what I did. I travelled to Mekele and went to their offices just behind the Axum hotel where I spoke to Carmen. She proved to be most helpful and very friendly.
I decided on doing a solo 3 day tour to the Danakil (just Dalliol and the Salt Lakes) and combine it on the way back with a visit some rock churches in the Gheralta Cluste... more »
After an amazing trip with Stunning Ethiopia Tours to the Northern Historical Route of Ethiopia in 2012, we did not hesitate to book with them again for our 12 day trip to the Omo Valley and Harrar. Ermias Ketema provided lots of information when booking the trip and was happy to adjust the itinerary to suit our preferences.
We started the trip with a city tour of Addis which included visiting the National Museum and Museum of Ethnology which is particularly relevant for excursions to the South. We also visited Mount Entoto, Mercato and finished with a traditional dinner at a cultural restauant. The food was excellent and we got to see lots of dfferent styles of dancing from the different tribes and regions of Ethiopia.
Highlights of our tip include visiting Shashamene which is home to the Rastafarian Tabernacle, the sunrise boat trip we took at Lake Chamo where we saw crocod... more »
i am planning a trip to ethiopia and have a few ideas about how much time to spend in the places i would like to visit and would like to get some suggestions too
1 day arrival in the morning in addis - try to buy next day flight to bahir dar
2. flight to bahir dar. spend maybe 3 nights there, visit the monasteries on lake tana
5 day bus to gondar
maybe 2 overnights in gondar
7 day flight IF POSSIBLE directly to aksum (is there any direct gondar aksum flight?
spend at least 3 days in aksum and going to adwa and yeha from there
day 10 or 11 fly to lalibela and spend 4 nights there
day 15 flying to addis
extra days 16-18 to add on this itinerary or to account for evt. delays.
is this feasible and does anybody have a few suggestions? i travel alone
I have been in Ethiopia in autumn 2011 the last time and know that since then the use of Skype was prohibited. Can anyone shed light on the current situation (meaning: is it blocked in technical terms or could you still use it, but would risk to get problems if you got caught)?
I might have to stay in a guest house/hotel in AA for up to 8 weeks in autumn. I have been there before, but to be honest didn't like any of the places I stayed in a lot.
I am looking for a (single) room, small apartment somewhere not too far away from the city center that is clean, bright, with an en-suite bathroom, preferably has a hot shower and if possible even some kind of heating (a kitchenett would be good, but rather a nice-to-have). If anyhow possible I would not want to spend more than USD 20 - 25 per day (max. USD 1,000 per month; I guess I could bargain for a discount as it would be kind of "long-term"rent).
Thank you very much!
First: I don't really know a lot about GPS/navigation system (driving a car) at all ... hardly ever used them (and only in Europe). Thus my questions might be very basic ... (my apologies)
- Will it make sense to buy a GPS/navigation system (the ones that you usually use in cars) in Europe - will it work in Ethiopia as well (from a technical point of view)?
- As far as I understood there have to exist maps/data for the area you want to drive in. Is that the case for Ethiopia (and especially Addis Abeba)?
- Will I have to buy a CD or something with "data" for Ethiopia?
- If I had a smartphone e.g. a Samsung Galaxy could I use that for navigational purposes as well?
Thank you in advance!
Hey Hiker Fellows
I am planning a trek (solo with a scout, for the moment) in the national park lasting around more than a week, maybe by the end of this year.
I would make a loop starting at the bottom of the northern cliff, from Ardamaz (just right of the Simien Lodge), then there are two tracks,
- one following the escarpements of the cliffs (a bit tough way - Muchila Dirni Arkwasiye)
- the secound heading directly norther, with nice views of the terrain and canyons (longer in miles, but easier - AmbaBer Megarebya Arkwasiye)
My questions : Does has anybody hiked this itineray, how are the actual trail, harshness of the climbs, points of watering, time to achieve the first and/or second option ?
Maps can be studied here [Ethiopie – Simien Mountains Maps |http://mayake.wordpress.com/2013/0... more »
I'm traveling solo and planning a trek around Lalibela, second week of June. Please contact me if interested in joining or meeting up in Lalibela or Addis before / after!
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I am looking for someone hoe is going up to Cairo true Sudan the 26of May to travel with, i am in addis and want to to see Ethiopia for a week or two before i start heading to Sudan, let me know if you want to travel with me.
solo traveller here looking to go trekking in the simiens around 21st may for 3-4 days. but flexible on when leaving and for how long. looking for partners to join up and share costs. if you're interested send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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