The Dahlak Archipelago is supposed to be the richest and most unspoilt diving destination in the Red Sea.
Unfortunately it is only accessible with expensive boat charters from Massawa, ensuring that it won't be crowded for some time to come...
The cool and scenic mountains around Asmara are an excellent hiking territory.
Many monasteries or small settlements are only accessible on footpaths.
The only problem is the lack of decent maps!
You can get a basic booklet giving ideas on where to hike, and sketch-maps and estimated times in some bookshops in Asmara with the title "Asmara walks".
Arrived at the hotel after a late night flight from Frankfurt. Staff was always pleasant especially...more