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Travel companions for northern ethiopia Aug 9th - 16th 2013

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Travel companions for northern ethiopia Aug 9th - 16th 2013

Hello, I'm looking for a few (1-2) travel companions to visit the northern part of Ethiopia next week. I've contacted a local guide a friend told me about, and he did the following proposal (which can still be adjusted in some ways, for example I'd love to do Simien mountains for 2-3 days, but the weather conditions are really bad there right now...):

Hey Taylor, here is the best itinerary I came up with for your friend.

> I just checked about the conditions in Simien and the conditions got

> worse as the rain and fog got heavier. I was considering the possibility

> where we can drive him to the first camping site with the possibility of

> seeing Chiladas and some of the scenaries there to return to Gondar on

> the same day. Travel costs are high and I don’t want to take the chance

> where he might have to return without seeing anything.


> Here is my proposed itinerary:


> August 9: Arrival at Addis Abeba: A partner will wait for him at the

> airport and take hime to his hotel. A quick city tour will be possible

> with an arranged car.


> August 10

> Flight to Bahirdar: since my partner in the city won’t be available on

> that day I will wait for him at the airport and drive him to his hotel.

> A visit of Bahirdar in the afternoon including a boat trip to visit the

> three monasteries on lake Tana.


> August 11

> Nile fall and drive to Gondar: his arrival will be on a Sunday and

> perfect timing to visit the Abay fall. After spending some time there,

> will take a car for Gondar. (farewell with me). My partner in Gondar

> will welcome him there and take him to his hotel. Overnight at his hotel

> after a night outing.


> August 12:

> Gondar visit: a morning city tour and an afternoon visit of the three

> historical sites( castle, pool and Sellassie Church).


> August 13

> Flight to lalibella: affiliate there will arrange car from the airport.

> After hotel check in he will visit the two cluster of churches plus the

> famous bête giorgis church till late afternoon. A night outing will be

> possible as they have unique traditional music there.


> August 14

> Flight to Axum: he will be shuttled to the airport in the morning where

> he will be driven to the airport for a flight to Axum. An affiliate

> there will wait for him to take him to his hotel. The afternoon will be

> spent on visiting the historical sites. Over night in Axum


> August 15

> Flight to Addis: after breakfast he will be driven to airport where he

> will fly to Addis. I will wait for him at the airport.


As told before< I'd really like to do Simien aswell, but if the weather stays that bad, it won't be possible. Anyone interested ?

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