My wife and I are usually go-it-alone, grab a Lonely Planet and read it on the plane-type travelers, but after a string of exhausting trips, we decided to let someone else handle the planning.
We were SO happy we picked this itinerary and even more so with Witness Ethiopia Tours. The name of the guy who runs it is Ermias, and he was incredibly on the ball and not once did we worry that something would go wrong, or if it did we were sure it would get fixed instantly.
We took an internal flight almost every day and in each city the guides were great and friendly and always on-time and waiting for us at the airport.
The hotels were comfortable and the food was really good, and we saw pretty much everything we wanted to see (all amazing stuff). But what made it all worth it was Ermias, who is an awesome guy and who on various occasions would personally pick us up at the airport at horribly early or late hours and take us out to great Addis restaurants.
Karen Collins and Harris Ronald,
Very good organization – excellent choice of National Parks and excellent guides – and a very good careful driver
Take a plug for bathroom wash basins – some hotels fairly basic. Yes to a small degree – money into local economy via accomodation and meals.
Excellent – would recommend Witness Ethiopia Tours to anyone wishing to go to Ethiopia who is interested in wildlife and the National Parks.Some wonderful memories, I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend.
Dear Ermias & Eyob,
Christine and I had a marvelous time in Ethiopia, thanks to your outstanding organization of our journey. It was a very short stay, with a great amount of ground to cover, and I can only say it gave us a taste for more!
We will both recommend your country and your company very warmly to our friends.
I would especially like to thank you for showing me around Addis, and smoothing things out for me while shopping (and shipping!) I enjoyed our talks very much!
Please give my regards and heartfully felt thanks again to Eyob, who greatly contributed to making our stay so enjoyable.
Christine & Tissier