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Ethiopia’s State of Emergency was lifted on earlier this week as new prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed continues to strike out on a more liberal course. Many political prisoners have been released since the new prime minister took over the helm on 2nd April…
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Calling all photographers who have been on a Tesfa Trek.  We are producing the new Tesfa Calendar and are looking to use photos from your treks -Wollo, Tigray Wof Washa or Janamora (south of Simien Park)? Each year we produce a calendar to promote the…
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There are a number of upcoming holidays in the merry month of May: The May Day holiday on 1 May (Labour Day) is the first and is an internationally recognised  holiday (although the UK has moved it to the 1st Monday in May which kind of takes the magic…
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Crowds were seen at Adwa Didi (Adwa Bridge) in Addis Ababa today commemorating the Ethiopian victory battle of Adwa. Many were dressed up in costumes from that era, or as battle heros . Today is the 122nd anniversary of the celebrated victory by the…
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If you are trying to contact Tesfa Tours office our phones and internet went dead just after 8am our time this morning. We hope they will be up son, but are trying to put in place alternative measures . Meantime you can use our office mobile +251 92 349…
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Today one of Ethiopia’s big holidays has started, it is the eve of Timkat and if you are in Addis the roads are closing as the Tabots are paraded out of the churches on their way to the field where the Baptism of Jesus will be commemorated tomorrow…
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The churches are all celebrating mass this morning across Ethiopia and the Orthodox world. It is Christmas morning and the fast that started 42 days before in late November is now over. Today is a feast day and all kinds of meat will be prepared for the…
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Wof Washa (meaning Bird Cave) forest blankets over 6,000 ha of the Rift Valley escarpment with natural forest. A mere 130km north east from Addis Ababa this forest extends from Ankober, seat of Menelik former palace, towards Debre Sina. At the highest…
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Tesfa Community Treks providing income to local villagers, and open the eyes of the guests. An increasing number of discerning tourists are looking to the Tesfa Community Treks where villagers host the tourists and benefits flow directly to the local…
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