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Ethiopia arrangements on the spot, without scam prices ?

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Nov 25th, 2011, 08:20 AM
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Ethiopia arrangements on the spot, without scam prices ?

Hi there!
I’m planning a solo, month-long trip to Ethiopia, trying to see as much as possible!
No concrete plans, yet…
It has to depend on costs…
I read in various postings, very contradicting prices for similar (?) tours.
Trying to make it in a rather budget cost (maybe 20-30 euro/day without package, and if doable, 10 e more for tour packages?).
I wonder first, which places of the country worths to visit by public transport (and do some day-trips around) so to manage some good sightseeing without package tours there...
besides that, it seems that it is necessary to book tours (eg for Omo) but the costs vary big money.
Maybe for some agencies, it is because of higher level of service, but for others, could they also be inflated prices for 'dummy tourists'?
It would be great if it was enough to spend a couple of days in Addis Ababa and manage to book good value tours. Do you think this is the case?
Or maybe needs more time for in depth research...?
Any recommendations, experiences, costs, would help a lot guys!
Many thanks!
Nikolas
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Nov 26th, 2011, 02:30 AM
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www.virtualtourist.com

www.hospitalityclub.org

Doable if experienced back/flash packer

have done it years past... Best sites with locals above.

Do be careful never wire money insurance columbusdirect.com

always wise review safety issues carefully particularly

around Erta Ale Great Rift area if headed there...
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Nov 27th, 2011, 09:19 AM
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thanks for info!
I'll search more on these you mention,
If anybody has anything to add, I'll keep watching this thread, feel very welcome to post!
any recomendations about costs and travel agencies are very helpfull.
happy travels to all!
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Nov 28th, 2011, 10:28 PM
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hello, Nikolas,
let me recommend you a reliable individual tour operater in Ethiopia, Really contact him, he is trustful operator in Ethiopia, if you need his contact address;
his contact full name; Million Genta
email; [email protected]
Tel. +251916043615
p.o.box 28146,Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
GOOD luck!
moriana from Italy
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Nov 29th, 2011, 09:03 AM
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thanks moriana, I'll check with him!
when you orginize the first visit in such a difficult place, everything seems so chaotic!
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