Ethiopia Travel Guide

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Addis Ababa

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Bahir Dar

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185,875,8

Lalibela

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169,1012,8

Gonder

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133,576,2

Axum

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106,606,0

Arba Minch'

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26,38,0

Harer

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49,678,1

Debark'

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49,129,0

Jinka

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21,54,0

Debre Zeyit

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8,28,0

Turmi

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19,78,0

Awasa

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7,22,0

Moyale

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7,9,0

Nazret

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5,15,0

Langano

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0,3,0

Debre Libanos

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0,14,0

Shashemene

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0,3,0

Mojo

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0,3,0

Sebeta

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0,11,0

Konso

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8,14,0

Dire Dawa

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1,8,1

Amba Giorgis

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0,1,0

Shashamane

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1,1,1

Ziway

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Haiti

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Ero

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Debre Tabor

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0,1,0

Bubisa

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Adwa

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1,0,0

Addis Ababa

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  • Museum

    Addis Ababa Things to Do

    The National Museum of Ethiopia is a rather small, three story building that houses a wide variety of artifacts from some of the earliest pre-human bones right through to some very recent art pieces by important Ethiopian artists. At the time of writing, the most famous inhabitant "Lucy". a pre-human homind is not on display there, but casts of...

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  • Sheraton Addis

    Addis Ababa Hotels

    Amazing first class hotel. Really nice. Great sevice.

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  • Mili Firfir

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Addis Ababa Restaurants

    Hey people, this is a place for people who enjoy going local places. I am always annoyed by the fact, that the guides in Asia will try to direct you to really small businesses and in case of Ethiopia to the tourist destiantions... Nonetheless you should be prewarned - this place is great, but local. Enjoy it!

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Bahir Dar

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  • Open air restaurant with lake view

    Bahir Dar Restaurants

    The Ghion Hotel is apparently where all the backpackers go. It is situated right alongside Lake Tana. After our early morning visit to the Zege peninsula, we had lunch at their open air restaurant. After we'd finished our lunch we rented a local bajaj that took us to the Martyrs' Memorial Monument. We had spicy fish with bread, and drank guave...

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  • Kuriftu Resort and Spa

    Bahir Dar Hotels

    Bahar Dar, Ethiopia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • The most beautiful surroundings

    Bahir Dar Restaurants

    Lakeshore recomendationIn Ethiopia, Bahirdar, there is a restaurant called Lakeshore. 2014 On Tuesday the 7th of October, around 11 o`clock am, me and two of my children 11 and 1 years old visited this place. It is easy to access, from the main street it is about 10 minutes’ walk, but I don’t think I would walk it in the night since there are no...

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Lalibela

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  • "No Bus Tomorrow"

    Lalibela Tourist Traps

    At the evening before i left someone knocked on my door and told me there is no bus the next day, but he has 2 seats free in his car to Bahir Dar for 550 Birr, next morning when walking to the bus terminal he passed by in his car, still claiming no bus and the bus therminal was closed (since my friend was worried we went there at 5 am), but in 6 am...

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  • Tukul Village

    Lalibela Hotels

    You can camp here for $10 or for the same price you could stay en-suite in a budget hotel here. This...

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  • Guides

    Lalibela Tourist Traps

    There is no real need for a guide (if you want one, better take a official guide from the ticket office then one of the many which will aproach you in the street) for visiting the churches in Lalibela but once in a while you will be asked to show the ticket and your passport (when buying the ticket, $ 50! valid for 4 days for all the churches in...

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Gonder

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  • Four Sisters

    Gonder Restaurants

    5 November 2013. Inbetween two excursions, we had lunch in the form of a buffet at the Four Sisters restaurant in Gonder. As you may have guessed, it is indeed run by four sisters ... Great decoration and lively atmosphere inside. Also good terrace. We opted for a place outside since a large group of tourists had already taken temporary possession...

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  • Taye Belay Hotel

    Gonder Hotels

    Spent one night here in November 2013, arrived by plane from Addis Ababa to see the famous castle,...

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  • Visiting Ethiopia Churches

    Gonder Things to Do

    Ethiopia is a country where the majority of people are Christians. It is very easy to make friendship with the monks, some of them can speak some english.The monsk is showing me a cross.

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Axum

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  • EXCHANGE MONEY

    Axum Things to Do

    There are 2 full service banks on the main street in Axum. They are:• Commercial Bank (first picture)Open 8am-11am & 1pm-3pm M-F, 8-11am Saturday Offers Western Union and Bureau de Change services• Wegagen Bank (2nd picture)Open 8am-4pm M-S Offers Bureau de Change services with a better exchange ratePlease note: both banks give a less favourable...

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  • ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES TICKET OFFICE

    Axum Transportation

    The Ethiopian Airlines office is located on the North side of the main road. It is open 7 days a week, but has short hours. They can sell any tickets you need, but you may want to book any tickets in Addis Ababa ahead of time. The planes that fly here are small and sometimes are full.

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  • AXUM AIRPORT

    Axum Transportation

    Axum Airport is actually named Emperor Yohannes IV, the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1872 to 1889. It has 2 flights a day to Addis Ababa and you can get flights to other cities like Lalibela and Gonder. The runaway is a staggering 2,400 meters (1.5 miles) long and can lang any plane in the world. Yet, you will only see small planes from Ethiopian...

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Arba Minch'

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  • Crocodile Ranch

    Arba Minch' Things to Do

    In Arba you can go on Lake Chamo by boat to see crocodiles/hippos.This costs approx 75 Birr to enter the park, and 150 Birr to hire the boat.As we were low on funds, we opted to visit the Crocodile Ranch (50 Birr) which is 4km from Arba.The ranch is, well, awful. It is a series of tanks. Some empty, some with 2 or 3 giant crocs, others with up to...

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  • Dorze Village

    Arba Minch' Things to Do

    About 1 hour up the mountain road from Arba is the Dorze Village of Chincha.It is a real village, but set up like a working museum, with a tour, demonstrations of local cooking etc.You get to see how the Dorze live, making use of everything they grow with no waste. Even the animals are used to heat the homes. The people live in houses made to...

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  • Fermenting the enset pulp

    Arba Minch' Local Customs

    After the Dorze woman showed us how she made the pulp of the enset, she wrapped the pulp in the banana-leaves She brought us to the corner of her compound, where she buried the wrapped new pulp of the enset or false-banana in an underground pit for the process of fermentation. She showed us also the earlier buried wrapped enset pulp in different...

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Harer

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Debark'

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  • Before hiking.

    Debark' Things to Do

    After paid eveything and meet our new guide ..Mr.Get and our armed scout ,we had lunch at a place that seems all tourists came to eat and drink there.It's kind of a hotel that has restaurant,very basic.There's nothing much to order ,so what I got was "what they had",which was "age sandwich" (sandwich with omelette) The food was on Mr.Get but all...

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  • Simien Mountains hiking(3)

    Debark' Things to Do

    My first day arriving Debark and we immediately started to hike.After driving up for a while ,I think half way.We left the car and started to walk,that was around noon.Our driver and chef continued driving up until the campsite to drop our backpack and prepare our dinner and put up tent for us,everything should be ready when we arrive. Only our...

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  • Simien Mountains hiking(2)

    Debark' Things to Do

    After passing the gate,the terrain ascend up and up ,the road twist and turn,the scenery around me was so beautiful ,with the green and brown colour of rocks.Only mountains and mountains around.My plan was...I need vehicle to send me up until a certain point and then start to hike.I don't have time to start the hike from the bottom ,which somebody...

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Jinka

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  • satisfaction

    Jinka Favorites

    there are areas which never visited by visitors around Jinka. these area i intrroduce to you is the Gelila, Dordora, Shangama, Phelpha and Pa'e. those areas are characterized by a very cold weather and rich in natural vegetation. the societies living there are Ari tribes and they speak Ari language. all of them are depend on agriculture and very...

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  • weather and plants there

    Jinka Favorites

    Jinka is a small administrative city in Southern Ethiopia. it consist of 16 unique and different tribe. from those tribe Ari is widest and include the city Jinka in it. the area of Jinka around the youthes restourant looks like my photo down. its soil is very comfortable for agriculture!. the societies are known with there peaceful co-existence...

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  • Wildlife

    Jinka Things to Do

    On the road to Jinka, you pass various animals. We saw baboons, donkeys, goats and many colourful birds.The best was a wild camel that chased a man (who was scared to death). We were later told that the camels grab people by the neck and throw them in the air.

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Debre Zeyit

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  • Swimming in the lake

    Debre Zeyit Things to Do

    Access to the crater lake from the Viewpoint Lodge turned out to be quite easy, and fortunately we had remembered to take our swimming gear with us in the plane when we came to Ethiopia. So we made the descent from the crater rim, found the primitive landing place and actually went for a swim in Babogaya Lake (I managed only a few strokes...).

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  • Bird watching

    Debre Zeyit Things to Do

    14 November 2013. Bird watching, the owner of the Viewpoint Lodge took us to this wonderful place in his pickup truck. Cranes and marabou storks, but only from a distance, since they decided to spend the night on the other side of the lake.

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  • Catch a glimpse of local transport

    Debre Zeyit Favorites

    Catch a glimpse of local transport, we saw this horse cart used by school children, local equivalent of the school bus.

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Turmi

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  • Photographing in the tribal villages

    Turmi Warnings and Dangers

    Taking pictures of the locals is one way that they get a bit of cash. When we were there, the going rate as 5 Birr for an adult and 2 (sometimes 3 Birr) for a child. Mother and baby would be 7 Birr.Point a camera in the general direction of a person, and they assume you've taken a picture and demand payment.Some of the tribes; especially the Mursi...

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  • Walking to the village

    Turmi Transportation

    Turmi is only reachable by unpaved roads. When we walked the 500-1000 M along the main road from the campsite to the village for shopping or visits, we did see hardly any vehicle.There is no bus service between the villages in the Omo valley, because there are a lot of wadis en route, which a bus can't cross. At marketdays you have the best chance...

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  • Dimeka, goatmarket

    Turmi Off The Beaten Path

    There were no goats and other animals for sale at the market in the centre of Dimeka. Somebody told us which road we had to take to that part of the market out of the village. It is not far, only a few 100 Ms, they told us.At the edge of the village with a great view at the surrounding landscape and mountains we saw a large tree. In the shade of...

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Awasa

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  • Drving to Awasa

    Awasa Things to Do

    For me half the fun was getting here. It's about a 3-4 hour drive depending on traffic. Heading back to Addis at night can take a bit longer and after seeing all the traffic accidents on my way down there I was not all that interested in being on the road at night.So depending on how many cars/trucks you can pass while heading into traffic in the...

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  • Boating on Awasa

    Awasa Things to Do

    Boats can be rented cheap here and as with my hippo tip the more people you have the cheaper it is. Driver/skipper sits in the back and you can fit about 6 others on them.

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  • Hungry?

    Awasa Restaurants

    I thought for a minute that I ate at the Pinna Restaurant but did not write it down and am less certain now. Anyway there are plenty of places to eat on the main highway the ends at the lake. Good/Cheap. I had the Ethiopian version of Chorizo with injera and plenty of local chili powder or burburi (sp?) and a drink for a buck or two.

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Moyale

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  • Dealers:prefumes,cosmetics

    Moyale Shopping

    It is a beut shop ,in biashara street. Good ,fair price all cosmetics. We have cosmetic item:s body cream,body lotions.face cream ,scrub,facewash,bleachs,hair treatment,shampoo,hair oil.prefumes:mens prefum. femm prefum and deodrant spry and roll on Fair

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  • Trucks to Nairobi

    Moyale Transportation

    There is no problem in travelling towards Nairobi. Simply cross the border do the immigration formalities (5 minutes) and then walk up to road for another 5 minutes. Opposite the police station, where the bank is, is the place where the trucks meet to leave for Isiolo or Nairobi. A place in the cab will cost 1200 Ksh (20 $) on the back its 800 Ksh....

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  • Getting there and away

    Moyale Transportation

    The bus station is in the middle of the town. There is no public transport into Kenya or even to the Kenyan side of Moyale. Don´t use the service of a broker! You will never get a ticket for your money!

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Nazret

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    by hanspeter_W. Written Nov 25, 2012

    Sodere is a spa town in Ethiopia that has hot springs. It is one of the weekend get away places that people from the capital city Addis Ababa frequently go to. It has a natural hot spring. The resort campus has two swimming pools filled with warm water. The large one is open at weeekends, the medium sized one mid week. This is to enable them to be refilled weekly with the beautiful thermally heated water. The large pool has no shallow end, but does have a small non-swimmers area at the side.

    entrance to sodere spa swimming pool at sodere take care of the baboons  they like icecream

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