Ethiopia - woman alone?

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1. Posted by Dianalh (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Dear all,
I hope to be in Ethiopia for 2 weeks travel alone.

1) is this feasible as a female travelling alone?
2) any highlights to suggest? Places to stay? Tour companies I should use?
3) costs associated with travel?

I am only beginning my planning so apologies for the broad questions.
Thanks

DLH

2. Posted by aidni (Respected Member 33 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi!
Don't worry about being a solo woman traveller in Ethiopia, I did it also alone in 2008, I had no problems.
I can suggest you to visit the northern part of the country if you are interested in exploring historical sights (Gondar, Lalibela) and the amazing Simien Mountains.
I you prefer the culture and tribes then the Omo Valley in the South is a perfect idea.
In matter of costs 20 USD/day should be enough if you travel by public transport, eat in local restaurants and sleep in budget hotels.
Feel free to ask more questions
best of luck