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Addis Ababa

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Bahir Dar

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188,876,8

Lalibela

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173,1012,9

Gonder

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134,581,2

Axum

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107,605,1

Arba Minch'

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29,43,1

Harer

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50,683,1

Jinka

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21,54,0

Debark'

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49,129,0

Turmi

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19,78,0

Nazret

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5,15,0

Debre Zeyit

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8,28,0

Awasa

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7,22,0

Filakit

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0,3,0

Debre Tabor

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0,1,0

Konso

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8,14,0

Ziway

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0,3,0

Dire Dawa

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1,8,1

Dalol

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3,15,0

Amba Giorgis

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0,1,0

Abiyata Hayk'

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0,3,0

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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  • Boat Trip

    Bahir Dar Things to Do

    There are different boat trips possible, the cheapest would be by ferry, 6.30 am 50 Birr to Zege peninsula walk there past some monasteries (Ura Kidane Meret, Bete Maryam) to Azwa village, back from there by minibus or ferry. Or go near the Marine Authority Boat & Ferry Launch in Bahir Dar where you wait until there are enough people to share a...

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  • Kuriftu Resort and Spa

    Bahir Dar Hotels

    I love the city of bahir dar.its beautiful ,very rich in nature,the lake the trees a great...

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  • Wude Coffee

    Bahir Dar Restaurants

    The Wude Coffee is very stylish mostly outdoor seating (beware of the birds) and good coffee and good ethiopian food, some stew,usually served on top of a injera )a large sourdough flatbread and made out of fermented teff flour).

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Lalibela

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Gonder

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  • Royal Enclosure

    Gonder Things to Do

    The town of Gonder is often described as ‘The Camelot of Ethiopia’, and when you approach the Royal Enclosure, situated in the middle of the town, it’s easy to understand why. The city itself was founded by the Emperor Fasiladas around 1635, and soon became dominated by a collection of almost European looking castles and buildings, still standing...

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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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  • Master Chef Restaurant & Bar

    Gonder Restaurants

    I arrived very late by bus from Addid Abeba, the kitchen was already closed, but they made a excellent but quite expensive Pasta Arrabiata for me. More early they would have had also local food and pizza.

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Axum

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  • Bus

    Axum Transportation

    The road is really spectacular, unfortunately a big part of it at the moment under construction (my guess it might be finished in 2 years, but who knows). By your ticket (127 Birr, 10 hours, only 1 bus per day) to Shire (where you have to change) the day before at the bus terminal in Gondar. If you have the ticket you can go in the terminal (and...

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  • Abyssinia Hotel

    Axum Hotels

    The Abyssinia Hotel has rooms from 120 Birr, sometimes there is not enough water pressure for to...

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  • By bus from Gondar to Axum

    Axum Transportation

    The road is really spectacular, unfortunately a big part of it at the moment under construction (my guess it might be finished in 2 years, but who knows).By your ticket (127 Birr, 10 hours, only 1 bus per day) to Shire (where you have to change) the day before at the bus terminal in Gondar. If you have the ticket you can go in the terminal (and...

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Arba Minch'

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  • Omo valley

    Arba Minch' Things to Do

    If you plan to travel in the Omo River Valley, there is only one thing you must bring: Emmanuel Cheneke. Emany is hands down the best guide working in/around Jinka and perhaps in all of Ethiopia. I hired Emany in the spring of 2015 to serve as my research assistant/fixer/guide for a two-month fieldwork project. From the moment I met him, Emany’s...

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  • Forty Springs Hotel

    Arba Minch' Hotels

    Forty Springs is my favorite place to stay in Southern Ethiopia. Even if I am not spending the night...

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  • Best Guide in Omo River Valley/Ethiopia

    Arba Minch' Things to Do

    If you plan to travel in the Omo River Valley, there is only one thing you must bring: Emmanuel Cheneke. Emany is hands down the best guide working in/around Jinka and perhaps in all of Ethiopia. I hired Emany in the spring of 2015 to serve as my research assistant/fixer/guide for a two-month fieldwork project. From the moment I met him, Emany’s...

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Harer

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Jinka

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  • satisfaction

    Jinka General

    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 General

    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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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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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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Nazret

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    visit hot springs of sodere

    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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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 General

    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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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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