Witness Ethiopia Tours, Addis Ababa

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Ethiopia, the oldest independent nation in Africa, has proud and long history dating back to the first century AD.

The country's Rift Valley is known as the cradle of humanity - fossils of the oldest known upright hominid (4-million years old) were found here in 2005, surpassing the famous 3.5-million-year-old 'Lucy', which was discovered in the same region back in 1974.

Ethiopia features some of the highest and most stunning places on the African continent, such as the jaggedly carved Simien Mountains, and some of the lowest, such as the sulphur fumaroles and lunar-like landscape of the Danakil Depression. It is also one of Africa's greatest cultural destinations, with no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the mystical rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.

With over 80 distinct and fascinating ethnic groups, Ethiopia provides a mix of cultures and traditions that ranges between the modern and sophisticated lives of the cities to the most untouched and authentic African tribes of the remote parts of south
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  • What a great holiday! Organized by Witness Tour Operator for us 2 solo travelling women who plan a trip very compressed, but always like to change their mind from one day to the next and see something more than agreed again. Ermias, as head of Witness Tour Operator, was therefore ideal-excellently crafted very compressed journey, flexible and creative. Not only did he have clever guides and drivers put aside for the classic historical places such as the Axum Gondor and Lalibela, but he fulfilled our-inspired by this wonderful country-spontaneous extra wishes, eg the Muslim part Getting to know Ethiopia, where we felt transported back centuries; He organized a train trip to Djibuti, showed us the boy Ethiopia in Addis. He arranged us good to very good hotels, whereby we wanted to get to know local hotels, the usual hotel chains were not our destination. All the guides in all stations on our trip were well informed and were able to tell us with excellent English the historical significance of Ethiopia and also special features from the young history of Ethiopia, especially in connection with Eritrea. The fact that we had to handle different stations daily by plane was in no way exhausting, because our arrival at the selected destinations were always well prepared; We were picked up on time, the accommodations, the recommended local restaurants were of amazingly good quality. We were more than satisfied, and once something went wrong, Ermias solved the problem immediately. Ermias is a very special personality, the ideal touroperator, who also likes to respond to individual wishes and suggestions and is able to fulfill them. For a trip to Ethiopia, whether in the north or in the south, we can fully recommend Witness Ethiopia Tours.
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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...  more »
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  • Together with a friend I travelled to Ethiopia in 2014 to the South and the North. A friend of mine who had made a cultural trip to the North before, recommended Witness Ethiopia Tours. So I booked the trip at Witness Ethiopia Tours. While organizing the tour I also contacted Ermias Negussie, the owner and manager, and got to know him as a very competent and helpful guy who answered all my mails very quickly, even my special questions. The trip was organized perfectly and all my special wishes as a photographer were fulfilled. Driver and guide were very helpful. According to this experience I can really recommend Ermias and his travel agency because of the service and the reasonable price. My next trip to Ethiopia will again be organized by Witness Ethiopia Tours.
  • In November 2015, me and my partner did a 3 week tour of Ethiopia with Witness Ethiopia Tours. Ermias organized an itinerary covering both the North historic Ethiopia and South of the country, full filling our interests. Ermias was recommended from our friends who had a wonderful trip before. Every day came with new and interesting experiences. Our journey went smoothly in what are sometimes trying conditions.The organising done by Ermias and his staff was reflected in the quality of this trip . Both drivers we took to the north and the south spoke good English, and skillfully took us through some difficult terrain. The local guides we took at the tourist sites are all wonderful. Cars were clean and well maintained. Hotels chosen were super. Ethiopia is a wonderful travel experience. It is obvious we would strongly recommend Ermias and his team at Witness Ethiopia Tours.
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