Our Overland Breadcrumb Trail – Ethiopia

Overland Vehicle and Tourist support in Ethiopia:


  • We recommend this Ethiopian Agent:
  • Mr Kedir Seid
  • Kedir Seid
  • Kedir delivers a range of Ethiopian activities ranging from:
    • Traditional tribal introductions
    • Safari trips
    • Money Exchange
    • Supply gathering
    • Mountain trips
    • Other tourist activities

Things to Know, Have, Need to do:

Currency: April 2013

  • Euro100 gets you approx. = 2300Bhir (Condor)

Gondor (Town)

  • Belegeze Pension, camp in your car
  • Four Sisters Restaurant = 200m from the Fasil Castle exit, tel +251 581 122 031
  • Hotel Gondar – hamburger Restaurant, Bar and Night club, it’s next to Hotel Taitu

Gorgora (Camping)

  • Lake Tana (Origin of the Blue Nile) – Tim and Kim Village Campsite (GPS N12.13.740 – E037.17.930), timandkimvillage@yahoo.com, tel +251 (0) 9 20 33 66 71 or +251 (0) 9 18 30 04 25

Bahir Dar/Gion (Hotel and camping)

  • The best camping in town with good views of Lake Tana and pelicans flocking on nearby rocks. Speak to the reception staff about arranging a boat to the ancient monasteries.

Lalibela (Town)

  • Asheten Hotel and camping, Thomas is a useful personal guide who knows about the famous rock/hewn churches and the skeleton in the wall of St. Georges Church

Addis Ababa (Capital City)

  • (Mercato), Itegue Taitu Hotel and camping, a lot of Overlanders stop here, http://www.taituhotel.com, +251 11 1 56 0787.
  • If you need a Car Garage or 4X4 Car work, speak to Abraham on 0911 1239386
  • Wim’s Holland House Bar, Restaurant and camping. Near Bus and Train station, Addis. Wims hollandhouse@ethione.et, +251 115 15 52 79

Ambo (Town)

  • Ambo Ethiopia Hotel and camping, hot spring and swimmingpool, phone +251 1 2 36 20 02 or 36 20 07, amboethiopiahotel@ehionet.et

Adama (Nazret) Sodore

  • Spa Wabe Shebelle Hotel and camping, hot springs and 3m deep swimming pool, phone 022 111 3400

Arba Minch (Town)

  • Bekel Mola Hotel and camping. Very good restaurant overlooking the Nechisar National Park, lakes and hot springs. Phone 046 881 0046
  • Nechisar National Park costs around 500 Ethiopian

Musi Mago National Park (Big5 Game Reserve)

  • Contact Kedir Seid for more information

Turmi to Omorate (Immigration and Customs)

  • Last south point of Ethiopia before Kenya.
  • You’ll be happy to know that there is now an Immigration service for passport stamping available. Take action in advance for your CARNET de Passage in Addis Ababa in Meghengna Custom Office. Carnet exit stamp is available in Omrate. In Kenya, get your stamp for your passport and for your Carnet in Nairobi.

Maps for getting around. Downloads from Shop2day support Wildlife Conservation:

  1. http://shop.life2day.co.za/product/ethiopia-a3-2/
Cruiser, Nechisar National Park

Cruiser, Nechisar National Park

Cruiser in Nechisar

Cruiser in Nechisar

Stuck by a flooded bridge in the dark, Nechisar park

Stuck by a flooded bridge in the dark, Nechisar park

Stuck in Nechisar

Stuck in Nechisar

Just seen a leopard

Just seen a leopard

Stunning scene pic

Stunning scene pic

A quick stop

A quick stop

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