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Testimonials

Christine was wonderful, thank you!

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- J Little, USA, February 2013

My husband and I travelled with Paul for 13 days and we would like to express our appreciation for his services. He is an outstanding guide and an excellent dr...

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- C Lukassian, The Netherlands, June 2011

Very happy with the services provided and will be recommending JDA to our friends who are traveling to Africa next year. Ten out of ten!

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- T Pham & K Moore, Australia, September 2013


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Accommodation in Ethiopia

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Safari Highlights

Although Ethiopia is an ancient country, its tourism industry is still very young. This makes it an interesting place to visit, and accommodations can vary widely in style and standard.

Camping and Traditional Huts

Conditions on our expeditions to the Danakil Depression and Erta Ale are harsh, with high temperatures, humidity and dust, and accommodation limited to tents and straw lean-to's. Similarly, on our Omo Valley and Simien Mountains expeditions, accommodations are 1-2 person tents, local huts, and guest houses. It is all basic, but it allows access to locations that very few other people experience.

Basic and Mid-Market Hotels

On our historic tours to the north, and on our eastern and western Omo Valley expeditions, we use local hotels that are the best available in their area, but which may fall below the standards that you are used to in the rest of Africa. Worry not - patience, understanding and an appreciation of where you are go a long way towards easing your trip, and our experienced guide will always be on hand to assist, wherever you are.

Upmarket Lodges

As Ethiopia's tourism industry develops, so too do the accommodations. In some areas, such as the Bale Mountains, small, intimate, owner-run lodges are starting to emerge. Full of character, and strategically located, these places do justice to the regions they serve and offer a standard of service and comfort that approaches similar camps and lodges in other countries we operate in.

Plush City Hotels

Within Addis Ababa are found hotels run by international chains. While predictably formulaic, they do offer a standard of service that is consistent with a top hotel in a capital city. For the more adventurous client looking to absorb the local flavor, there are small guest houses and bed & breakfasts dotted throughout the capital, some of them offering superb ambiance and attention to detail.