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.


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

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