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State of Emergency lifted – come an experience Ethiopia’s unrivalled hospitality

Last week the Government of Ethiopia lifted the State of Emergency that has been in place since last October. Since the State of Emergency was set in place, there have been no further disturbances and the country has been peaceful and safe to travel in. The lifting of this SoE on top of the lifting […]

The death of King Lalibela Commemorated Today

Today, 19th June / Senay 12, is known as Senay Mikael and is an important Saint’s day across the country. But in Lalibela it is the most important holy day in Lalibela after Gena, for it is the anniversary of the death 796 years ago, of the Saint-King Lalibela, whose name the town has taken. He is said […]

Online E-Visas for tourists visiting Ethiopia

Exciting news for tourists visiting Ethiopia : E-Visas are now available online to nationals from major European countries, and other key countries including USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Russia, India, China, Japan and Korea. Go to this page: for details and to apply for your visa. This should make the process […]

Gorillas in the Mist – Take a weekend away to see these amazing animals

How about a weekend spending time hiking up to see the Mountain Gorillas on the slopes of volcanos in the Virunga National Park? Virunga National Park is home to more than 1/4 of the world’s critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. Of the few remaining places left in the world to see the mountain gorillas, Virunga National […]

Ethiopia Patriots Day – 5th May

In the first week of May there are two holidays: Monday 1st May and Friday 5th May. These are excellent opportunities to get out and se some of the stunning countryside and historical sights of Ethiopia. Why not book a Tesfa trek, a perfect way to see the scenery, culture and some of the wildlife […]

Visit the new Tesfa guesthouses – now open

If you have been on a Tesfa trek before then why not try something new? We have opened new guesthouses in the Simien Mountains. They are situated to the south of the National Park, in a woreda called Janamora. To access this area, until the new service roads are built you drive through the National […]