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!
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:
Gondor / Simian 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 😊
Just one tip: stay away from Ghion Travel and Tours, Addis Ababa.