The Great Ethiopian Run: An Addis Ababa carnival

Michael Kerr joins the colourful, 37,000-strong street party that is the annual Great Ethiopian Run Michael Kerr (The Telegraph) Under the mid-morning sun in Ethiopia, a van loaded with bottles of water was being besieged. The workers inside it, unable to dispense bottles quickly enough, had to resort now and again to sliding the windows […]

Ethiopia – Bale Mountains National Park

(Wintertale)Over New Year this year we went to Ethiopia, our first visit to the Horn of Africa, to visit the Bale Mountains National Park and Lake Langano, one of the Rift Valley lakes in Ethiopia. The visit to Bale Mountains National Park was particularly anticipated – we have had the park on the “must visit” […]

Ethiopia 2014: A Route of Biblical Proportions

By Brian Hoeniger (tourdafrique) As many of you know the 2014 TDA will be skipping Egypt due to that country’s current insecurity, and extending our rides through Sudan and Ethiopia instead. The new route through the northern Ethiopian tablelands, from Gondar to Bahir Dar via the Simien Mountains, Axum and Lalibela, will be particularly challenging […]