Southern Ethiopia Tours is one of the best private owned and well-organized tour operators in Ethiopia. We offer the highest level of expertise for travel to Ethiopia, but charge less than our competitors. We are committed to the development of responsible tourism within the country as that provides real and tangible benefits to both visitors and the local communities. We know how important it is for our drivers and guides to understand your needs. With this in mind we have a selected a team of well trained, experienced guides to accompany you, with knowledge of historical sites, wildlife and natural attractions. Guides are also multilingual and chosen for your needs.We look forward to welcoming you to this hidden paradise.
Ephrem Girmachew is the founder of Southern Ethiopia Tours (SET). Born in Jinka he received a scholarship from the Ethiopian Education Foundation to attend secondary school in Addis Abba gaining a "very great distinction". Subsequently he finished a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Addis Ababa University. Ephrem had been a tour guide from the age of 10, so after finishing his degree he followed his passion and decided to start SET. Ephrem has traveled to the UK, Spain and UAE.
Tibebu is one of our amazing drivers.
Most of the images on our website were very kindly provided by one of our clients Cynthia Fayman - please check out her wonderful blog!
Ephrem was once a scholar of the Ethiopian Education Foundation and now he is keen to support the charity. Therefore 10% of our profits go to this wonderful organisation.