Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
City Tours • Cultural Tours • 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Bona Fide ethiopia Tours is based in bahir Dar and Addis Ababa Ethiopia, we are established reliable,independent and affordable tour and travel company in #Ethiopia. We meet and assist you right from your arrival or departure point hence convenience. We pride in renown customer always ensuring repeat customers
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

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ocycleschick
Weedsport, NY1,115 contributions
Jan 2020
I worked with Temesgen to organize a 2-week trip for a group of 17 adults. He was always very quick and friendly with his email responses (sometimes I think he never sleeps) and he put together the perfect itinerary for us at a good price. We traveled the Northern Historical route and visited the Southern Omo Valley tribes as well. Our experience with Teme, the local guides and our team of drivers in the South was excellent. Everyone was friendly, reliable, honest and punctual and really tried to make everyone in our group happy all of the time, which can be difficult with 17 people! Our itinerary was very full so it required several domestic flights and many hours of driving each day, and our drivers (we had 5 Toyota Landcruisers in the south) were all very skilled at handling the varying "road" conditions that exist (and sometimes don't exist) in Ethiopia. Any problems that arose were handled as quickly and as smoothly as possible, given the circumstances. You have to remember that you are in Ethiopia and sometimes things don't go exactly as planned. I can't say enough good things about this company and Teme's determination to become a leading and well-respected tour operator. After the time that we spent together, I am happy to say that not only do I respect and admire him and his team, but more importantly, I have gained friends for life from this wonderful and unforgettable adventure! I have no problem recommending this company to anyone who is looking for an honest and reliable tour operator who will make sure your adventure in Ethiopia is both affordable and one that you will never forget. Thank you, Temesgen and all of your staff, for your friendship and for making our trip to Ethiopia beyond incredible!
Written February 11, 2020
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Thomas O'Brien
Weedsport, NY3 contributions
Jan 2020
Bona Fide did a great job of showing us Ethiopia! We crammed a lot into two weeks but they were always up for the challenge. The roads were so bad we ended up with three flat tires (they could change a flat in less than 10 minutes!)But no matter what came up Bona Fide was prepared to deal with it. We loved our visit!!
Written February 10, 2020
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sologurl
Boise, ID62 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
What a wonderful tour company. Worked closely with temesgen to put together a trip for my son and I as bucket list accomplishments. They offered complete flexibility and great advice. Everything was perfect at our arrival and the tours were spectacularly. I broke my ankle mid trip and the entire Bona Fide team worked non stop to make sure I got care, support, hugs, and concern. This team literally saved me. Bona Fide puts everything together and ensures you have the most amazing time. They will literally get you anything you need (cough cough crutches) and work tirelessly to make this a dream trip. All my best to everyone at BonaFide. Best wishes and highest recommendations for this company.

Laura
Written August 6, 2018
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Dear Laura! Thank you very much for taking your precious time to write reviews and being witness of our service also share your experiences of your trip in Ethiopia. We kindly value and appreciate your review as it will helps us to keep up the good job and take appropriate action to improve and maintain the quality service for our clients all the times. Thanks a millions ones again, and we look forward to have you on our other trips in Ethiopia! Sincerely Managing Director Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
Written December 19, 2018
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karij799
Port Elizabeth, South Africa12 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
We were taken on a boat ride on Lake Tana and went to an ancient monastery on an island. Teme was really impressive with his knowledge. We had a lunch by the lake and we also went through a big market. We gained so much from talking to Teme about life in Ethiopia.
Written February 22, 2018
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Dear Karen! We are so grateful to read being witness of our services & such a wonderful response from a satisfied client like you and thankful again to our service providers in Bahir Dar for doing all that is possible to make your trip a memorable one. We believe you will become Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours ambassadors in The South Africa and you will probably come back one time. Sincerely Managing Director Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
Written February 25, 2018
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Kesi M
1 contribution
May 2018 • Solo
With only a week in Ethiopia I realized a guided tour would provide the best opportunity to see as much as possible in a short timeframe. After searching online I stumbled across Bona Fide and reached out in hopes of customizing a tour. Temesgen was not only accommodating but also extremely responsive. The tour was coordinated and executed with a high level of professionalism. Even when I experienced hiccups along the way (unbeknownst to me my visa had expired), Temesgen seamlessly helped coordinate transportation for me to the immigration office to get everything sorted out. All in all I HIGHLY recommend using Bona Fide for your tours in Ethiopia. You will not be disappointed.
Written June 25, 2018
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Dear Kesi We are so grateful to read being witness of our services & such a wonderful response from a satisfied client like you and thankful again to our service providers in Every destination for doing all that is possible to make your trip a memorable one. We believe you will become Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours ambassadors in The USA and you will probably come back one time. Sincerely Managing Director Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
Written October 10, 2018
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Dambisamoyo
New York City, NY10 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Bona fide Ethiopia Tours is small company run by Temesgen, a tourist guide born and grown up in bahir dar, who has many years of experience in the northern historical Ethiopia and an excellent knowledge of the area. i traveled in April with my two girl friends and they organized a great 13-days historical tour for us including a range of activities ( 4 days trekking semen mountain,boat trip lake tana, rock church's lalibela and walking rural country side of lalibela, archaeological site and museum Axum, climb the tigray mountains church's....and see the most interested one Lucy at the national museum). they were very helpful trying to adjust to our especial needs and request and to do the most of memorable our trip ever.

i would highly recommend doing a tour with bona fide Ethiopia tours, very professional and amazing experience.
Written June 20, 2018
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Dear Dambisa! We are so grateful to read being witness of our services & such a wonderful response from a satisfied client like you and thankful again to our service providers in very destinations for doing all that is possible to make your trip a memorable one. We believe you will become Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours ambassadors in the USA and you will probably come back one time. Sincerely Managing Director Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
Written October 10, 2018
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ALICE K
London, UK82 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
My family and I had a great 8 days exploring the North of Ethiopia with Bona Fide tours, Teme arranged great guides in each place we went and our driver Sepa was outstanding, he suggested restaurants and kept us entertained. We all had a brilliant trip and always felt looked after, I would definitely recommend Bona Fide Tours to anyone who wants to explore the beautiful country of Ethiopia, they were organised, helpful and fun!
Betam enamaseganalen, betam tru gizey nabar.
Written June 11, 2018
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Dear Alice! We are so grateful to read being witness of our services & such a wonderful response from a satisfied client like you and thankful again to our service providers in all the places for doing all that is possible to make your trip a memorable one. We believe you will become Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours ambassadors in the UK and you will probably come back one time. Sincerely Managing Director Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
Written October 10, 2018
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Revathi R
4 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
Bahir Dar was one of the major highlights in my trip to Ethiopia because I was lucky to have a guide like Teme. During my visit, he took me to see lake Tana and its island monasteries, the Bahir Dar market as well as the palace of Haile Selassie on Bezawit hill.
I was impressed by Teme's knowledge and understanding of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. He was extremely patient and and took great pains to explain the frescoes on the walls of the 14th century Azua Mariam monastery.
He was knowledgeable about bird species. Thanks to him, some of the bird species I was able to spot include - the Red cheeked Crowned crane, Eastern Plantain Eater, the Double toothed Barbet, the Spur Winged Goose, the African Darter and the pied Kingfisher. In all, I had a memorable experience in Bahir Dar and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in visiting Ethiopia.
Written May 25, 2018
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Dear Revathi! We are so grateful to read being witness of our services & such a wonderful response from a satisfied client like you and thankful again to our service providers in Bahir Dar for doing all that is possible to make your trip a memorable one. We believe you will become Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours ambassadors in India and you will probably come back one time. Sincerely Managing Director Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
Written October 10, 2018
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juliehuss
2 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Our trip in Ehtiopia last january went really well. Teme has been very reactive to our email since we organised our trip last minute.
The good organisation allowed us to enjoy our little time in north Ethiopia as we were able to see many incredible landscape and cultural places.
I strongly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to discover this beautiful country.
Thanks a lot and all the best!
Julie
Written February 22, 2018
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Hi Julie! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on your Ethiopia Tour experience. It's great to hear that you enjoyed and had real experience on the visit! Thanks for your feedback. Sincerely, Managing Director Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
Written February 25, 2018
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cathy k
London, UK12 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
We had a wonderful trip with our driver Sepa,who drove us round the Northern Circuit, from Dahar Dar all the way round to Lalibela for an 8 day trip. Sepa and a van where was organised for us by Bona Fide Ethopia tours. The van was very comfortable and Sepa was great, he almost became part of the family, he really looked after us and made our trip round Ethiopia very special, we were very sad to say goodbye. He kept us safe, drove carefully and arranged good guides and he also spoke good English himself and so was able to understand what we wanted well and suggest good places to eat too. We would unreservedly recommend him and Bona Fide Ethopia tours, everyone we had contact with who was employed by them were great.
Thank you for enabling us to have such a wonderful trip!
Written February 20, 2018
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Dear Dr. Cathy! We are so grateful to read being witness of our services & such a wonderful response from a satisfied client like you and thankful again to our service providers in all places for doing all that is possible to make your trip a memorable one. We believe you will become Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours ambassadors in The UK and you will probably come back one time. Sincerely Managing Director Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
Written February 25, 2018
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