Good morning John,
First of all, sorry for the delay. Yes, we really enjoyed the travel in Ethiopia. Henok was a great tour leader – very knowledgeable, personable and fun. He was one of the best I have had in my 40 different tours. We appreciated the fine drivers and step-on guides as well. Also another great feature is that we got to go to 2-3 shows that provided for us the culture and folklore of the people. Thanks to you personally for coming to the show we had in Addis, and for the privilege of meeting you. Also getting into a home for lunch at one point was great also.
So all in all, you all did a wonderful job. Thanks again.
Dear Jim and Henok,
This is (belatedly) to thank you warmly for Walia’s excellent arrangements for our trip to northern Ethiopia. Everything worked exactly according to schedule, which was both complete and still flexible enough to let us decide variations by ourselves. My son Zac and I enjoyed every minute in this fascinating country. At each stop we were met on time by a driver and guide, the drivers were all capable and the guides were all competent (Groom in Gondar was particularly good). We loved our three days in the Simiens, with the sociable baboons and the mind-blowing vistas. All the hotels were fine – in fact, most of them were spectacularly positioned. Wonderful stuff.
We are now looking forward to arranging a similar tour of southern Ethiopia in due course.
With best wishes,
Hope you are well. I had a great time. Your guide staff Henok and Wondiye and driver Girma were very accommodating. They did everything possible to help ensure the trip was relaxing and enjoyable.
The hotels were good choices and in the south they were very rustic and charming. I felt very safe.
I would recommend your company without hesitation.
I cannot say enough good things about the level of professionalism and care that was given to us throughout our wonderful adventures there.
Our guides were so knowledgeable and well trained. The hotels for the most part were very comfortable and met our needs. If there were lodging challenges, as there can be in a country such as Ethiopia, John’s people did their best to to respond to any concern that we may have had. The most amazing thing is that once we were in a very small rural area and I inadvertently left my bag on the seat of the van by an open window (not smart!!). Someone reached in and took my Kindle ereader in its hot pink cover! We discovered it was gone after returning from a long drive back to the hotel. Our guide went back that night to look for it; to no avail. But, somehow, some way, weeks after, John’s staff found my Kindle and mailed it back to me here in the US.- now that’s customer service!!
Ethiopia is a fascinating country; we learned so very much and truly would like to return. We would definitely do so under the watchful care of John and his staff.
I would like to thank you and Henok for the organization of our extensive tour of Ethiopia. I have had an unforgettable adventure and brought home very fond memories of Ethiopia and its people.
I have found all the guides and drivers very good, and I have already thanked you, in an earlier email, for the excellen services of Henok in Addis.
In particular, I also wish to thank you for the outstanding services and kindness of your guide Wondiye Kassaw and your driver Girma for the South tour. Rarely on my world travels have I met with such polite, patient and helpful people.
They both went out of their way and far beyond the call of duty to ensure that our every wish and problem were solved as quickly and efficiently as possible. Without them our trip to South Omo would not have been half as enjoyable and fulfilling.
Wondiye, Girma and Henok are totally professional and real assets to your Company.
With my very best wishes
(North and South Tour, 16 Jan -3 Feb 2015)
Hi John & Sintayehu
I just want to thank you both for the wonderful tour that you have organized for us. Everything was perfect, Henok was amazing, very professional, highly knowledgeable and very accommodating given the fact we were travelling with a small child.
Girma was a sweet heart, a total gentleman and a very experienced driver. We felt very comfortable, and secure with both of them.
I would definitely recommend your services to any of my friends or clients. Please let me know if you ever need a referral, I am happy to share my experiences with any of your clients.