I'm going to be in Ethiopia from 9th - 17th May off back of work trip. Want to go hiking in Simiens most likely 11-16th, planning to walk for approx 4 days. Have bought a book, but looks like Guide will be necessary. Does anyone want to come with me and split the costs? Woman, late 30s, not too annoying. Have travelled and walked quite a lot before so relatively fit and un-whiney. Will prob have to go from Gondar, that's what everyone seems to say.
I posted this question abouth a month ago and no replyes at all.
So I give it another try: any info about taking Amharic class/ course in Addis.
I would appreciate info about any level of instruction available!
A new three star hotel located at Bole was inaugurated on March 10, 2015.
The Southern Addis Hotel
Currently travelling solo in Northern Ethiopia. Will be back in Addis in a few days, then will have a week left to see some other parts of the country- maybe Harar, or some of the Southern lakes...I'm open to suggestions! If anyone's looking for a travel companion to share costs (and hassle!) please message me.
Please I need your help:
Where celebration: Where is the best to see Meskel celebrations: In Gondar, Addis Abeba or Lalibella?
When is the main celebration the 27 of September in the night or 28 in the early morning??
Thanks, eL MUCHILERO
From Ethiopian Airlines website, it seems easy to fly from Arba Minch via Addis Abeba to Dire Dawa (departure 15:45 from Arba Minch, change plane in AA, arriving 19:15 i Dire Dawa). However, suggsetions from many different tour companies wants us to drive to Addis Abeba (long way!), stay overnight, and fly to Dire Dawa next morning. Any reason for this? Is the airport in Arba Minch functioning normally? Reliabel?