Tourist Information in Mt Wenchi

Wenchi Eco Tourism Association

The Wenchi Eco Tourism Association, the office of which is located a kilometre or so before the parking area on the Ambo side of the crater, provides the compulsory guide (Birr200 for up to five people) and...

Tourist Information in Gambela

Culture and Tourism Bureau

The bureau organises documentation for visits to Nuer villages. A local guide (Birr500 per group) is compulsory, as is a letter granting permission to enter a village (Birr150). These will take about 15 minutes...

Tourist Information in Djibouti Road

Culture & Tourism Bureau

Permission papers (Birr500 per person for the whole Afar region) to visit the lakes around Asaita and to enter the Danakil Depression are handed out at this office in the large administrative building on the way...

Tourist Information in Mizan Tefari

Coffee Plantation Development Enterprise

These are the people you'll need to convince to let you visit the Bebeka Coffee Plantation – ring them or visit to arrange a letter of introduction, but you'll still have to argue with them at the plantation gate...

Tourist Information in Rock-hewn Churches of Tigray

Gheralta Local Guide Association

Official guides from the Gheralta Local Guide Association are mandatory for Abuna Yemata Guh and Maryam Korkor (where going alone is potentially dangerous), but they can be hired for other places too, which we...

Tourist Information in Dilla

Gedeo Tourist Office

Can arrange an English-speaking guide for the Tutiti and Tuto Fela archaeological sites (Birr200). It's in a ramshackle building off the main drag in Dilla, not far from Delight Hotel – look for the sign 'Gede'I...

Immigration in Dire Dawa

Immigration Office

You can renew your visa here, saving the long trip back to Addis Ababa. It costs US$100 for one month and payment must be made in US dollars. You need to supply one photo and a copy of your passport. It's issued...

Tourist Information in Konso

Konso Tourist Information Centre

Stop here before visiting Konso Museum or Konso villages – this is where you must pay entrance fees and pick up a guide (from Birr200). It can also arrange trekking trips (from Birr300 per day). It's on the road...

Tourist Information in Gambela


If you're looking to visit one of the Nuer villages around Gambela and arrive in town when the Culture and Tourism Bureau is closed, contact Aychlum and he might be able to help out.

Tourist Information in Addis Ababa

Tourist Information Centre

This helpful office does its best to provide information about Addis and itineraries elsewhere, but you're unlikely to learn much. It also has the occasional informative brochure.

Bank in Jimma

Dashen Bank

Currency-exchange services and an ATM that accepts Visa. There’s another Dashen ATM outside the Honey Land Hotel.

Tourist Information in Aksum

Aksum Guide Association Office

The Aksum Guide Association office is next to the Northern Stelae Field entrance. If you've arrived in town with a guide lined up, contact this group.

Immigration in Omorate

Ethiopian Immigration Office

As Omorate is considered a border area, travellers need to register their passport here upon arrival. The office is near the dugout-canoe jetty.

Tourist Information in Bale Mountains National Park

Park Headquarters

Entry fees must be paid and treks arranged at the park headquarters, which sits 1km from Dinsho village.