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Everything you want in a backpackers

Standard backpacker rooms, but location is great, Nati is excellent- very accommodating, if you... read more

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Amazing 3 day trip Simien Mountains

I booked my trip through Nati from the Manuhie Backpackers Lodge in Bahir Dar. I chose to go by... read more

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Reviewed December 12, 2016

Amazing tour arrangements, customised to suit our interests.
We'd done a little pre-reading so had some ideas of what we wanted to see in the Bahar Dah area. With this info and a few suggestions from Nati, he organised a tour of the City and surrounding area.
It was brilliant: We saw a Monestry, we're not really that interested in seeing lots of those, so he advised which was best and we skipped the rest. This left more time for the trip on the lake and watching the Hippos - that's more our thing :-) He took us for a walk around the markets (we hadn't thought of that and were really glad he suggested it), fabulous colours of the spices and ingenious ways of making new from old: old bottles woven into shopping bags, old car tires being turned into chairs etc etc....so clever, fantastic people, great to see!!
Nati (and Co.) made our time in Bahar Dah stress free, and made the most of what little time we had there......they're really helpful genuine people - can't recommend them enough.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Liz E
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Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile
Review of: Day in Bahir Dar

Nati really goes out of his way to make sure your trip is tailored to what you want... he organizes trips, gives lots of great sight seeing advice, and he arranged all my accomodation and tours for the northern circuit in ethiopia (but I think he arranges tours for other places in ethiopia too). I went to bahir dar, where I did a city tour, went on a boat tour of the monestaries (saw hippos in the outlet of Nile!!!). Then went to gondar, went on a city tour, and stayed at a guest house where the host, johnny, was so friendly and we had a bonfire at night! I also took a day trip to the simien mountains where I saw loads of baboons, and took probably a million photos. His prices are always fair, I saved a lot of money going through him than the other companies and people I talked to.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Roxi B
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

The Tour Guide and Organizer Nati really knows how to create a tour for you to have a great time in Bahir Dar and other regions in Ethiopia.
He really focusses on your needs and shows you whatever you want to see and do.
He is a fun and trustworthy tour guide who knows a lot, so you can ask him anything about the country. I recommend you to go on a tour with him, if you want to see more of Ethiopia, understand the people and their culture better and have an amazing time.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Sina M
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Reviewed December 7, 2016
Review of: Day in Bahir Dar

Nati picked us up from the airport, and we were taken to the guesthouse (where the bd backpackers tourist office is), where we were welcomed and given the chance to settle into our accomodations. Nati took great care organizing our beautiful tour of the lake (seeing the monestaires), where we also saw some of the incredible wildlife on lake Tana (hippos!). When we got back, we were greeted with the ethiopian coffee ceremony and got ready for our blue Nile falls excursion. Again, more incredible wildlife and an impressive look at the falls. At night, we were taken to see some of the night life that Bahir Dar offers, including an incredible performance showcasing some of the traditional music and dancing of the regions of Ethiopia. After all of the wonderful hospitality experienced here by our hosts, we continued on to the next leg of out trip, also organized with care and expertise by Nati (bd backpacker), where we had a city tour in Gondar, seeing a lot of beautiful historical and modern highlights of the city. Then continuing on the next day into the Simien mountains, then onto Axum, Danakil and Lalibela. Nati arranged all of our missing flights, accomodation and tours, with care and efficiency, always making sure to personalize our trip to our needs. It made our time on the northern circuit stress free, interesting andimmensely enjoyable. We never hesitate to highly recommend Nati and his company.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank g170
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Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Nati was a great tour guide for us around bahar dar. He organised 2 full days for us which was personalised to what we wanted to see. Day 1 we visited some monasteries around lake tana, we travelled by boat and we able to see bird life and a little family of hippos. We ended the day watching the sunset over the town. The next day we visted went to the blue nile falls which was beautiful. In the afternoon we went to the bustling market and had a tour of the town with a pleasant stroll around the lake. We got a great feel for the town and i would highly recommend using Nati and his tour company. He organises tours for other parts of Ethiopia as well as bahar dar.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank blondislay
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