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Ethiopia Experience Travel Tips

In November 2020 my significant other and I went around Ethiopia for a long time by open transport with a private aide. Travel (particularly transport travel) is a genuine experience and not for the cowardly as there is long travel days (much longer if the transport stalls) on ineffectively kept up with streets. Be that as it may, it is an astounding way of getting very close and experience the life and culture of local people.

Addis Ababa

We showed up at the air terminal at 3.30am. We had not booked any convenience because of our unexpected appearance so we remained at the air terminal till around 7am. A taxi consented to bring us into the city for USD$10. We went to the Ras Lodging where we needed to stand by till 9am to check whether they had a room.

Travel Tip: We remained at the Ras Lodging multiple times because of its focal area. The cost incorporates breakfast which is horrendous however lunch and supper are acceptable.

Bahir Dar

We remained at the Ghion Inn on Lake Tana and did a boat journey to the islands to see the painted houses of worship. The Blue Nile Falls region is pretty however not worth the long uneven ride to arrive. Since damming the waterway, the cascades are positively nothing similar to the banners show.

Travel Tip: Check if an aide is incorporated with your Lake Tana boat voyage. There was 9 of us on our boat. No aide went with us on the boat aside from our private aide Samson. The main island we visited Samson went about as intrepreter if not we would have not gotten what we were taking a gander at. The second island we visited the congregation guide communicated in English.


The neglected palaces are exceptionally intriguing and it merits employing the aides inside the entryway.

Travel Tip: We remained at the Belgez Benefits which was modest, spotless and calm however the rooms were tiny and squeezed. They do your washing for a tiny charge – provide for the cleaners in the first part of the day.

Simien Mountains

We did a one day all wheel drive roadtrip with another explorer and our aide Samson.

Travel Tip: We would have gotten a kick out of the chance to have remained for the time being despite the fact that we are not adventurers, as the landscape is dazzling.


We went through 2 evenings in Lalibela investigating the astonishing stone holy places.

Travel Tip: Keep your passageway ticket helpful as they will be checked at each congregation entrance.

Arba Minch

Arba Minch is a short-term transport stop between Addis Ababa and Jinka.

Travel Tip: Go through an additional a night on one of the visits and do the lake visit.


We employed an all wheel drive locally to visit the super 3 clans nearby (Mersi, Hamer and Karo clans). We imparted this expense for 3 different explorers who were on the transport and remained at a similar convenience as us.

Travel Tip: Purchase your transport pass to Addis Ababa ahead of schedule (no less than 1 day ahead of time) so you can acquire a superior seat number if not you will end up stuck at the rear of the transport on the multi day venture. Purchase great ear plugs so you can shut out the commotion of the noisy music recordings playing.


We utilized an assortment of transport that included: public transport, minivan, all wheel drive and boat.

Travel Tip: On the off chance that you find that many of you are going a similar way, it will be more conservative and agreeable to lease a minivan and driver as we did from Bahar Dar to Gondar (7 individuals).

Local escort

We utilized the administrations of a private aide. This was whenever we first have recruited an aide for the whole outing through another country. The aide demonstrated priceless in warding the promotes off (worth the cash alone), managing neighborhood visit administrators and getting inns.

Travel Tip: Utilize a private aide’s broad information and experience to appreciate Ethiopia through the eyes of a nearby.

Ben Emery
the authorBen Emery