Ethiopia on July
Replies: 4 - Last Post: May 31, 2013 8:21 AM Last Post By: Ronald11
May 29, 2013 11:24 AM
Ethiopia on JulyHi,
im coming to Ethiopia on a short trip in middle july and id appreciate any respond.......
my plan is to stay 2 nights in bahir dar, 1 in gonder, 2 nights in Axum, 2 nights in lalibela and 1 night in add.
im thinking to fly from add to bahir dar,axum to lalibela and lalibela to add and use public transport from bahar dar to gondar and then to axum.
what do u think about this plan?
i wonder if the weather is very rainy on july at these places...
is it easy and safe for a solo traveller to use public transport?
is it posible to visit the tigray rock-hewn churches from axum in one day? any idea about the cost of this excursion?
my budget is low so i suppose to spend arround 50e per day( accomodation, food, transport, entrance fees......)
Also, im happy to meet local people or travellers during my trip!
thanx in advance!
May 29, 2013 11:40 PM
1July August are the wettest months, but rain is less in BD Lal Axum than in Addis
Your plan is Ok except that Gondar to Axum is slow as road being rebuilt, amazing scenery but slow...you might be better flying that leg too.
OK to use public transport on your own
Axum is quite a long way from best Tigrai churches.
Any vehicle hire for a day is expensive
Have you got a copy of Bradt Guide to Ethiopia 6th edition....2012.
May 30, 2013 2:06 AM
May 30, 2013 3:49 AM
3Thank you. I didn't realise the new 2013 LP Guidebook was out.....Have just been looking at the Addis pages on the web and would comment.
1. The new style is attractive and effective. One area where it seems more thorough than Bradt 2012 is in the number of pensions it lists in Bole area.
2. In terms of facts re Addis...
a. The short distance bus station referred to on page 59 closed at least 2 years ago...............
b. Caesars Court Hotel p 48 is now Chinese International Hotel
c. Meridian Hotel as far as I know it is still being refurbished and in any case I would not recommend it.
d. Fasika Restaurant p 53 again as far as I know it is still closed for refurb.
I am happy to be corrected or updated on points 3 and 4... but am in UK now for 10 weeks so I cant check if I am up to date..
May 31, 2013 8:21 AM
4I traveled to Ethiopia frequently but never in the rainy seasons. It is safe for a solo traveller to use public transport. if you want to meet local people you can contact Mezgebe who live in Addis. Really i appreciate him, everytime he is happy to advise people who need. if you want to meet his email address is email@example.com
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