Bahir Dar What to Pack

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    SUN SCREEN LOTION

    by DAO Written Apr 19, 2008

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    Bahir Dar is one of the lowest and flattest places in Ethiopia. If you have been travelling in the highlands, you can almost forget just how close to the Equator you are. Bahir Dar is hot and very sunny, except during the rainy season. You really need high factor sun tan lotion. I would suggest that you buy it before you come as there is a 100% tax on importation of cosmetics and sun creams in Ethiopia.

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    WET WIPES

    by DAO Written Mar 9, 2008

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Why should babies be the only ones to have these hygienic wipes? I don’t know why, but the adult version of this fantastic travel product always seem to be more expensive than the kids version, even though what’s inside is exactly the same. You need to use your right hand to eat food in Ethiopia. Good luck to you if you are left handed. Sometimes a restaurant may be out of soap and having some wet wipes in your rucksack are indispensable. Also, your hand will be an absolute mess after you are finished and these handy guys get all the food off. There is also almost always NO toilet paper wherever you go in Ethiopia. Yep, handy wet wipes to the rescue. Because there is 100% tax on all imported goods and they don’t make them here – bring your own. I have seen them priced up in Addis Ababa at 3 times what I paid at home.

    Wet wipes – don’t leave home without them!

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    TOILETRIES & COSMETICS

    by DAO Updated Mar 9, 2008

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bahir Dar has VERY limited shopping opportunities outside of some cold drinks and souvenirs. On top of that there is a 100% import tax on all goods from outside Ethiopia. Lalibela gets most of its goods overland from Addis Ababa, increasing the price. Finding women’s hygiene products and things like deodorants is not guaranteed and will cost you 2-4 times what you would buy it for at home. My deodorant (pictured) cost my twice what it would in the USA. Please pack accordingly.

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    Bring a rain coat

    by hannette Written May 8, 2013

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is advisable to bring a rain coat when visiting the Blue Nile Falls because when standing close to the waterfall you inevitably get wet! Also take care with your camera because of this.

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