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I am looking looking for tips, must see things in Ethiopia
10 years ago, August 25th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #46692  
N Posts: 6
Hello world!
Next year (april) I am leaving the Netherlands to travel to Ethiopia!! Yeah map of Ethiopia hanging on my wall, LP read in-side-out and tickets booked!! Fun part: making my route is started!

I am going for one month, with backpack and photo camera, and looking for tips: is it ok to hire a car there or can i do this month by bus? Is it ok to hire a local guide?
Nice places to sleep, things i must eat. I would like to go to the Danakil desert, can it be arranged for a day trip? ....things like that...

Maybe there are other people with same plans and want to hook up somewhere, share a car etc.?!

Let me know!
Bye bye

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10 years ago, August 25th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #46700  
Hello Mandy 😊

To find somebody to hook up with, you could try posting in the following forum.

Looking for Travel Companions

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10 years ago, October 16th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #51816  
Just spend the last year In Ethiopia, first off it is an amzing country as well as being probably the most frustrating and country i have ever been to.
at work so got to be quick but pls reply back with more ques if you want:

For one month i would suggest budgeting for a car and driver for some of your trips especially down south otherwise you will find yourself on a bus most of the time which aren't fun and take bloody ages

Outside Addis hotels aren't great but there are loads so shop around and check the mattresess!
Danakil desert - need a few days+ car+driver and guard
I personally loved the food but some friends didn't and so ate pasta most of the time, expect to get ill, think i had every possible illness going by the end of it.

Places that you have to go to:

Harar
Omo valley
Gondor / Simian Mountains
Bale Mountains

Try not to plan to pack to much in as things will always fck up...nature of Ethiopia

Pls email back with any other questions...home time 😊

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10 years ago, February 24th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #63969  
Just one tip: stay away from Ghion Travel and Tours, Addis Ababa. Reply to this

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