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Witness Ethiopia Tours

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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About Witness Ethiopia Tours
Witness Ethiopia Tours is proud to be among the leading tour operators in Ethiopia. We are a team of professionals with many years of experience in Ethiopia's tourism and holiday making. We are waiting to take you to exciting places in Ethiopia. Please come and see for yourself, and Witness Beautiful Ethiopia! Witness Ethiopia Tours.
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Steph Vindobona wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
While in Ethiopia, we organised two trips with Witness Ethiopia Tours: 4 days Omo Valley in the South and 4 days trekking in the Simien National Park in the North. Ermias, the boss of the company, was very helpful from the beginning and promptly answered to all the questions we had. Both trips were very well planned and organised. When back in Addis, Ermias even organised a city tour for me. I can highly recommend Witness Ethiopia Tours when planning a trip to Ethiopia!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Ermias N, Owner at Witness Ethiopia Tours
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you Steph. It was a pleasure to host you here as our guest in Ethiopia. Pleased to know that you have are very much satidfied with our service & enjoyed your holiday in Ethiopia. Thank you !
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Gianna D wrote a review Feb 2020
Redwood City, California16 contributions2 helpful votes
I worked closely with Ermias in advance of my trip to sort through all the logistics of my visit to Ethiopia. From arranging internal flights, booking hotels, arranging for tour guides, securing local transport, discussing my preferences for activities, and so on, everything was professional, specific, and timely. The experience was truly life-changing and absolutely incredible. Ermias is the owner and founder of Witness, and he will likely be the one to answer your emails. He has a vast network throughout Ethiopia of tour guides and drivers, so you're in good hands. Aside from this, he's a gentle-spirited man with high integrity who takes pride in creating incredible experiences for tourists to truly enjoy and *witness* Ethiopia! I had Sileshi as my tour guide, Chuye as my driver, and both were absolutely fantastic. Informative, safe, and fun -- all you could ask for! Thanks, Ermias, for a world-class holiday and an unforgettable experience. I will definitely be back! :) Cheers, Gianna.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ermiasn2016, Owner at Witness Ethiopia Tours
Responded May 6, 2020
Dear Gianna. Thank you so much for chosing Witness Ethiopia Tours for your travel need in Ethiopia. Very glad that you have had a very excellent & memorable holiday with us. Will look forward to host you in Ethiopia again for another trip. Thank you.
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Wanan wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuantan, Malaysia4 contributions
My wife and I visited the north and south Ethiopia in January for 13 days package thru Witness Ethiopia Tours. The north Ethiopia was very interesting especially Lalibela with the heritage churches and the biggest Ethiopian festival which we enjoyed. Not to miss the Gondar castle in Gondar, the ruins in Axum and the Blue Nile waterfalls in Bahir Dar. Moving from one place to another with Ethiopian domestic flights is very convenient and they operate on schedule. The south Ethiopian tour comprises of tribal villages and it is real experience to visit all the tribal villages, seeing different tribes with different cultures and looks. Road trips to these villages from the lodges are tiring as they are off road tracks but worth it. With the new introduction of photos/ videos fees (200 birr) per village, visitors can take as many photos and videos now. We recommend visitors to bring along candies, soaps, pens and used clothing because the childrens and others in every tribal village will be expecting them and also to avoid being disturbed during photography sessions. For each tribal village, a local guide will be assigned and normally they would be with the visitors for about an hour only. Therefore, a tip of about 100 birr would be sufficient. The hotels and lodges provided by Witness Ethiopia Tours were good and comes with breakfast. The private drivers, guides and the vehicles are good. We would not recommend Hawassa stopover as it is about 5 to 6 hours of tiring drive from Addis Ababa. Pina hotel that we stayed was terrible. With nothing much to see in Hawassa and another long drive to Arba Minch, we recommend visitors to fly from Addis Ababa directly to Arba Minch, thus saving a day. Visitors are advised to convert Ethiopian birr to USD,Euro,etc before arriving at airports at the end of the tours. Visitors were denied the conversion from Ethiopian birr to other currencies at Bole International airport. Overall, the Ethiopian tour was a memorable, interesting and exciting one.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ermiasn2016, Owner at Witness Ethiopia Tours
Responded May 6, 2020
Dear Sir. Greetings. Thank you so much for chosing our travel company for your holiday in Ethiopia. Very glad you had a wonderful & memorable holiday with us in Ethiopia. Thank you for the very nice words. Ermias
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Sandra A wrote a review Jan 2020
Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
Ermias, the boss of the company organized a complete trip for me, before my arrival to Ethiopia. I said how much time I have and which places I would like to visit. According to my preferences, Ermias booked my flights, arranged local guides, hotels and transfers. I foudn Witness Ethiopia Tours very professional. It was very easy to communicate and arrange everything. Most importantly, the company seemed trustworthy and arranged everything as agreed in advance.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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SarahElizabeth2015 wrote a review Sep 2018
Houston, Texas146 contributions33 helpful votes
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Witness Ethiopia organized a 1-week custom tour for me (mostly privately guided) through Northern Ethiopia and it was absolutely superb. I asked Witness to help arrange the trip very last minute after failing to make my own plan (many guide names I'd gotten off the internet had not responded to my emails, while the communication with Witness was timely and smooth.) My guides in Lalibela, Axum, at the Yehe Temple and in the Afar Region were all highly knowledgeable, spoke excellent English and pleasant to tour with. When I became sick at one location the guide arranged for me by Witness even went to the doctor and then to the pharmacy to get medicine for me -- a kindness I will never forget. Witness also arranged for me to be personally accompanied on the trek up to the live shield volcano Erta Ale, which I greatly appreciated since my night vision is not strong and I had a good deal of photographic equipment with me. I felt that the owner of Witness, Ermius Negussie, truly understood my cultural and photographic interests and took them to heart in organizing my trip. All of the destinations (reviewed elsewhere on Trip Advisor by me) were among the most outstanding I have visited in the 50 countries I have travelled through.I rarely use tour operators to organize my trips but this was well worth it and I would definitely use Witness Ethiopia next time I require travel planning in Ethiopia or Eritrea.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Ermias N, Manager at Witness Ethiopia Tours
Responded Oct 12, 2018
Dear Sarah. Thank you so much for being our guest in Ethioppia, I am pleased that we arranged your wonderful holiday through the north Ethiopia. I am happy that you liked all the destinations very much. Thank you. Ermias Witness Ethiopia Tours
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