“"I spent 6 weeks touring Ethiopia with Ephrem as my personal guide in 2012. We traveled by car throughout the country, from the southern tribal areas of the Omo Valley, to Gambela in the west near the South Sudan border, and then north to the fabled cities of Lalibela and Gondar. I was very pleased with Ephrem's commitment to making my trip everything I hoped it would be, particularly his careful attention to making sure the itinerary meshed well with the time available. I had met Ephrem 6 years earlier when I was in Ethiopia on a humanitarian mission. A student then, and already quite proficient in English, Ephrem proved to be a great help to me in making arrangements for a patient. With this prior history, I knew Ephrem would be a great choice for guiding my 2012 trip, and I was not disappointed."
Larry Hallock, USA
"I spent seven days traveling in Ethiopia with a guide Ephrem from Southern Ethiopia Tours. We spent two days in Addis Ababa and the rest of the time in a Southern town Arba Minch. I was traveling alone, and am extremely pleased with the tour. We visited a lot of tourist attractions, like Silasi church and Cultural restaurant in the capital, as well as the National Park, lake Chamo with crocodiles, and Dorze village with the Gamo tribe in Arba Minch. It was all very fascinating, but what I liked even more is that he took me to many local places for meals and dancing, where I actually got a chance to interact with Ethiopia people. I have traveled to quite a few places before, but I never had such a close contact with local people as on this trip, and I believe it is all due to Ephrem. I feel like I got much closer to understanding Ethiopian culture by spending time with Ethiopians. No tourist attraction could have ever succeeded in doing that. Ephrem knows Ethiopia well, and he knows how to make tourists happy. He always listened to my opinion and wishes adjusting the program along the way. It is plain impossible to get around Ethiopia without a guide, so I highly recommend Southern Ethiopia Tours, for I feel they take good care of their tourists."
“In the 9 days we spent together, we had the chance to know and appreciate Southern Ethiopia Tours not just for his professionality and knowledge but also for his personality. He's always kind and understanding, patient with everybody and also willing to listen to our requests...and we were a demanding bunch of Italians!
So if you're planning to go to Ethiopia and you're looking for a well organized trip but with fair price make sure you contact him!"
"I have been to Ethiopia many times, but to the South was the first time and I really enjoyed it a lot. I contacted Ephrem and he was very friendly and helpful throughout my journey. I could not have better service. He took me to an adventurous boat trip along the Lake Chamo where I saw crocodiles. Then I visited a beautiful and preserved park called Nechisar National Park, where I saw different birds, zebras and gazelles. On the way to a lovely town called Jinka (by a jeep from his company and driven by a very friendly driver), we stopped to Dameka market and its wonderful personages with traditional tribal costume. From Jinka, we went to the Mago National Park and it's stunning landscape where we visited the amazing Mursi tribe. I loved the whole experience and I highly recommend Southern Ethiopia Tours for being very professional, friendly and punctual. Besides that SET had offered me the most competitive price.Thank you Ephrem and I hope to return soon."
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We do care about our guests and ensure that they are always safe, happy and well looked after. Most of our bussiness originates from happy clients' referrals. Please find some photos of their trips with Southern Ethiopian Tours and read some of their comments below.