Trip report: 41-days to Harar, South Omo Valley, Bale Mountains

ethiopia_063.jpg This report covers the long trip I had with our very important clients, Bernhard and his wife Franziska. It was not their first trip in Ethiopia with our company but was their third. They first traveled with me to south and continued with our other driver-guide to north. The following year was with me to South Omo Valley and Suri, southwest of the country. This time, which was the third time after two years of their second, they had a 41-day trip to cover many areas mentioned in the title. Bernhard and Franziska are real travelers who can cope up with harsh climates, tough trekking and climbings with also camping in hot areas. Their tolerance to different conditions and strength enabled them not to miss any sites and gave them the chance of camping right in the local community to experience their lives. 


Trip report: Classical Historic Route, Northern Ethiopia

Two couples of French nationalities, of whom one of the couples had already taken a trip to virtually the same area some years ago, stayed 22 days in north Ethiopia to experience a wonderful time by visiting and attending very important sites, religious services and ceremonies, and also local markets. Testing exotic cuisine and drinks and interacting with the locals were exciting.


To mention just a few, the big markets on the 2nd and 3rd days of Senbete and Bati, that attract different ethnic people like Amharas, Oromos, and Afars were one of the highlights. They are big and colourful where local produce and animals are brought for sale. We of course drove to some points on the way to Ankober on the 1st day and saw different aquatic birds. The road has been terrible and under construction. We had to wait many times until we could pass by the construction workers, because there were trucks loading and unloading gravel and stuff and transporting. They were picking massive cloud of dust which made driving too difficult.


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