New Trip Report: Ethiopia

Ian Thompson had an adventure in troubled Ethiopia at the end of 2021. While he was mammalwatching, his binoculars auditioned for the starring role in the remake of The Terminal. A very entertaining report with some good mammals too.

Ethiopia, 2021: Ian Thompson, 3 weeks & 61 species including Bale Monkey, Aardvark and Cheetah.



  • Zarek Cockar

    What an entertaining report. The human characters are almost as fascinating as the mammals!
    But your binocular debacle makes my stomach turn, despite your humourous writing.

  • Lennartv

    Wow, good story! I really thought you would never see those binoculars again, but good to see your perseverance paid off. Really one of those trips that make you appreciate it when things actually run smooth. Also good to read that the Wolves are still possible despite the war although I suspect most mammalwatchers will probably avoid Ethiopia until it has quieted down a bit more after reading your report :).

  • Alex Meyer

    Great report! Loved the writing style- it’s what I strive for in my reports as well. My favorite part was the girl biting the raw meat dangerously close to the knife! Fantastic view of the Giant Forest Hog! When I was there I only saw them at night- with no great photo opportunities!

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