The easiest way to get in touch with me is through email but I can be contacted via any of the following:

Email: Lijalem Meseret

Mailing address: Lijalem Meseret, P.O. Box - 18, Debark, Ethiopia.

Mobile: +251-191-874-0310 / +251-191-838-0941

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  • Car rental:- Good cars to and from airports and to historical sites such as Lalibela and Axum can also be provided.
  • Flight bookings:- We can book local flights for you. Ethiopian Airlines offers an excellent service and competitive prices.
  • Hotel Reservation: - We can also book accommodation for you in the park or in any of the historical places you may want to visit on route.
  • Essentials: - Please bring warm clothing. Once the sun sets, the temperature really decreases and can fall to -5°C at night. The sun is also strong during the day and you need good sun protection. The trek is challenging in parts, partly due to the altitude, but most people manage without any problems at all. We will adapt the pace and even the route to suit you.
  • Cost/payment: - Payment can be made in American Dollars, Sterling or Euros. Costs of the treks vary depending on the length and the services you require. We will spend time discussing this with you.

    To reserve your trek with us, we require 15% of the total cost of the trek in advance. You can pay the balance on arrival.

    There is also a local custom of tipping the cook, mule men, guides and scout in Ethiopian Birr. This is obviously at your discretion.

    Suggested amounts as at August 2012:
    Guide200-300 Birr
    Cook200 Birr
    Scout200 Birr
    Mule men200 Birr
    US$1 approx18 Birr
    £1 approx29 Birr
    €1 approx24 Birr