Hi everyone I am looking for advice on our upcoming trip. I am traveling with my family of 7. My three youngest are teenagers adopted from Ethiopia 6 years ago and returning for the first time.
With such a large group do I need to buy plane tickets, reserve hotels, and arrange a tour in the Semian's in advance? I am hoping to get the best deal but I am concerned if I wait until in country we may not be able to get seats and a such.
Is the Semian's best done trekking like the guide books suggest or by road?
Anyone have suggestions on my itinerary or guide recommendations?
My itinerary is as follows:
Dec 26 arrive in Addis for visits to birth grandmother and orphanage. Other site seeing in town.
Dec 29 fly Gonder
Dec 30-2 Semian trek
Jan 2 Gonder
Jan 3 fly Lalibella
Jan 6 fly Addis
Jan 7 fly Mekele
Jan 9 fly Addis
Jan 10-11 Addis to visit family again
Jan 12 departure flight.