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I am looking for two people that will join me on the looooooooooong trip from Nairobi to Addis. I hope we will manage in 3 days: 15.12. early in the morning we will leave nairobi and most likely reach Marsabit (if we get into isiolo early enough). next day we will make it to the border and maybe through the border and on the following we will go to addis. I am an experienced driver and I will make everything possible to ensure a secure arrival to addis. 2 seats available! Please call me on my Kenyan phone to arrange: +254 70 837 387 5.
It is one of the most beautiful trips and I would love some company apart from good music ;)
I'm planning to trek the classical 4 day route in the Simian Mountains January 14th-17th and am looking for others to share the journey and costs. I've had a couple of quotes from recommended outfits and the itinerary is along the following lines:
Day 1- Gondar. drive to Simien Mountains National Park, drive to Bauit- Ras/3000m/ about 125 kms, 3 hours and trek to Sankaber/3250m/ about 2-3 hours and camping Sankaber.
Day 2- trek to Geeh/3580m/ about 5-6 hours and camping Geech.
Day 3. Trek to Chenke /3620m/ via immetgogo/3926/ and Inateye Mountains/4070/ by the following the whole escarpments and camping Chenke.
Day 4. Early walk around Chenke, drive back to Gondar.
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So I am unfortunately on a bit of a tight schedule in February 2014, and will have about 10-14 days to spend in Ethiopia. I plan on a few days in Addis, a few days in Lalibela, and being a trekker, plan on spending 5-6 days trekking through Simien National Park, and some surrounding areas. I've just started looking into other places/treks to check out in the north, and am interested to see if there are other treks, towns, regions in the northern area that I should not miss, i.e. Lake Tana, Mekele, Gambela, etc. If anyone is able to give some advice to a traveler heading to Ethiopia for the first time some advice on what not to miss, I would greatly appreciate your input.
Thank you so much for you thoughts and opinions.
Anyone knows if it is possible to take a car from Mekele to Lalibela within a day and wish a stop at Monastery of Yemrehanna Kristos?
I stayed in Belayneh hotel for 2 nights 4 days ago and each time I was charged 200 birr for a single room. Now 3 days later I had booked again but the manager himself would definitely not give the same room for less than 250 birr, as the receptionist had made a mistake 3 days earlier! The price given in the recent LP guidebook is 175 birr for a single and from my experience those prices are usually correct. Also the restaurant is unpleasant, the menu is limited and the food so so.
I've booked for a 10 day trek in the Simien Mountains with the addition of a climb of the highest mountain Ras Dashen, from 29 December to 7 January inclusive. So far I've had no luck getting someone else to go with me in order to cut costs. See my previous threads on the topic. I can cut the trek to 8 days and still do the Ras Dashen part of the trip (with lower costs than I indicated) if someone is interested but 10 days is too long for them. This is my final effort - if no-one else is interested I'm prepared to go alone.
what is better for Etiopia: to take cash or VISA? Can you change money only in Addis or in other cities too? And if you use VISA, can you take money at all bank automats? For cash: can you take EUR or better Dollar, especially if you want to join some group for Danakil?
I'm visiting Ethiopia for two and a half weeks in the second half of December, plan on travelling the northern circuit. I would like to see both the Simien Mountains and the Danakil Depression but think that I only have time (and money) to manage one or the other. I'm looking for peoples experiences and opinions as to which they would choose.
Also would appreciate recommendations for guides for either and approximate prices (probably a 3 night trip for each)
Thanks in advance for your help :)
We are looking for partners to join us for trekking in simian mountians(but not the regular 4 day trek rather something longer and nicer) in about a week from today. Also we have some ideas for special trekking at the low Lands and near lalibela. If you are intreated please contect us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our local number 0939427116
The flight from Arba Minch lands in Addis at 16:40, and there's a 18:00 flight to Mekele from Addis.
Would it be risky to book these flights? Are flights in Ethiopia often delayed?
Anyone has any good advice about accommodation in Mekele? It sounds like no good place to stay there - hot water, cleanliness are my main concern.
We are a group of 3 persons from Finland, France and Mexico and just bought a trek in the Simien Mountains. We’d like to find at least 1 or 2 persons to join us in our crazy adventure. The guide we selected is highly recommended. The price is 275$ if 4 people and 240$ if 5 people and includes:
- Professional guide
- Professional cook along with with his assistant
- Cooking gear, tables and chairs
- Camping materials the likes of tents, mattresses and sleeping bags if you don't have one.
- Park fees
- Private transport where relevant
- Food-Full board
- Mules and mule handlers
- camping fire every single nights
If you’re interested please contact us ASAP so that we can warn our guide!
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Juliette, Salla and Jessica
Here is the programme:
Day 01: Gondar -Simien mountains-Sankaber
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Hello! I have booked a spontaneous flight to Addis ababa on December 22, and will be in the area for a week. Can anyone suggest what activities will be possible around this time? I'd be happy even to just hang out in Addis. Are hostels likely to be booked around that time and should I attempt to book in advance? I am going solo so anyone in the area who wouldbe available for activities would be great to hear from too
How bad is it?
Would it be possible to arrive early in the morning, exchange enough money so you don't have to worry, then take a domestic flight?
Also, are currency exchange outlets at Bole closed on Sundays?
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