Sarah began investigating the problems of acquiring visas. Ethiopa will now only issue visas for 3 months from the country of origin! Not very helpful when we don’t anticipate being in Ethiopia for 4 months after our departure from the UK. However they have said that they may allow us a visa for 6 months if we apply in July and have evidence that we will be over landing! Watch this space for more information. Sudan is the other country which we have a problem with. They only issue visas for 2 months and have advised us to buy a visa here before we leave and hope that we will then be able to get an extension in Addis Ababa. Again we will let you know.
After Sudan our route is dependent upon the political situation in the Middle East.