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    Welcome to Gheralta

    This is in part 6 of our travel report Ethiopia on our homepage.
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    Meskel Celebration in Mekelle

    This you can find in part 6 too
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    Very interesting, Thank you!
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    Thank you, botswanadreams, for this excellent report on your fantastic trip to Ethiopia. You really did and saw a lot - and I enjoyed travelling that fascinating country again through your blog.

    Where next, I wonder?

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    Thanks very much @steamer and @WazunguWawili for your interest and the kind words. Ethiopia is a different world in Africa but fascinating.

    Where next, I wonder?
    I'm sorry but 2018 will be a year without Africa for us but not with the hope to see lions and other big cats in the wild. But from 2019 on there are destinations in Africa again in my thoughts. Kenya again, Ethiopia again - half of both countries were not included in our past trips - and Chad is deep on my wish list.


    Let's add a few pics from the last part here. The link to this.


    Danakil Depression

    Thanks to all unnamed who visit our homepage for this report from Ethiopia too.
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    Wow, incredible! Thank you so much for the detailed reports.

    Our daughter was born in the Sidama region near Awassa 11 years ago and we are planning to go in late March 2019 and try to visit some of her relatives. Haven't been there since we brought her home with us in 2007. We have done a lot of self-drives in sub-saharan Africa before and were disappointed to learn that we can't rent a vehicle in Addis and drive ourselves to the south and back. We wanted to go visit the Bale Mountains as well. I've heard you need an Ethiopian license, not even an international one will work.

    We only have just under 2 weeks and most of the first week will be spent in Addis and then down south near Awassa. In your opinion, if you only had a week after that, would you fly from Addis to Lalibela for a couple of days, and then go to Gondar, and Lake Tana or what? I am also quite interested in Harar.

    Any opinions would be much appreciated.

    On my list:
    Bale Mountains
    Lalibela
    Gonder
    Lake Tana
    Harar

    Thanks!
    Brooke

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    Thanks so much for your interest on my trip report.

    One week isn't much time. I would say a flight to Lalibela (2 nights) with a visit in Gondar (2 nights) and the Simien Mountains (2 nights) and maybe a stop on Lake Tana (2 nights) could be possible in this short time. Than fly back to Addis from Gondar.

    Harar and Bale should wait for another visit.

    As far as I know if your international flight with Ethiopian Airlines you get a discount on the domestic flights.

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    Thank you, I agree, 2 weeks is not enough but all we have this trip. Since the first week we will be down south near Awassa, we have decided to go trekking in the Bale Mountain National Park instead. We'll save everything else for next time. Did you make it to the Bale Mountains?

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    Thanks so much for your interest on my trip report.

    One week isn't much time. I would say a flight to Lalibela (2 nights) with a visit in Gondar (2 nights) and the Simien Mountains (2 nights) and maybe a stop on Lake Tana (2 nights) could be possible in this short time. Than fly back to Addis from Gondar.

    Harar and Bale should wait for another visit.

    As far as I know if your international flight with Ethiopian Airlines you get a discount on the domestic flights.

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    fascinating. Only been to Addis - so jealous you saw the Geladas - on our bucket list. Quick question tho' - did u self-drive and was that ever a problem and what route did you take?

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