"I have wanted to visit
Ethiopia since watching Jeffrey Boswall's Safari to Ethiopia on TV in a black
& white as a small boy. I have previously been lucky enough to go birding
in South Africa, Namibia & Kenya but Ethiopia was quite different. We had a
great, trouble free trip, racking up nearly 500 species in 21 days including
all of the possible endemics and all but one of the near endemics along with
some great mammals including Ethiopian Wolf. This was down to the excellent
ground arrangements and the hard work of the tour operator and guide Measho Legesse . Ethiopia is not Kenya so do not expect lots of big game. Do however expect
friendly people, stunning views and lots of fantastic close views of the birds
which after all is why I went." Mike Powell, UK
Mike Powell, UK
proved to have a very good knowledge of all the sites visited and knew exactly
where to find all our target birds. He also proved to have a sharp eye for spotting
birds from a moving vehicle!! Both AB and MCP are now very familiar with the
Amharic word for stop!!!
Additionally Measho proved to be a very able fixer and translator on the ground, liaising with hotel and restaurant staff and quickly resolving any minor issues we encountered.
Alex Bevan, Cardiff, February 2017
Our trip to the Omo Valley and the Danakil Depression with Measho Legesse
and his team was superb. To start, we just told Measho what we would like to do
and he provided us with an itinerary which fulfilled all our requests. He was
very prompt with his responses to all our queries.
We travelled in the latest 4X4s (very comfortable on very rough roads/trails)
and stayed at good quality hostels, hotels and luxury lodges (we had the best
accommodation available in each town/village). We had skilful drivers Sisay a
knowledgeable guide Hagos to the Omo Valley and a superb cook Chaina to the
Danakil Depression. Measho kept in constant touch with his team throughout our
trip – checking on our progress and ensuring that all our needs were met. He
provided a service which surpassed our expectations.
Haimanotours Ethiopia is a fantastic company to travel with and we will return to Ethiopia to visit the rock Hewn churches and hike the Simien Mountains with Haimanotours in the future. '
Once again, we would like to thank you for a fantastic trip. We enjoyed
ourselves very much and have recommended Measho Legesse/ www.haimanotours.co.uk / to all our
friends and family.
We hope to see you again soon!
Yokey and Carsten England 2017 March
This note is mainly just to say thank you for all you did for us in November to give us such a great holiday in Ethiopia. We really enjoyed traveling with you and your driver and learnt a great deal about the birds and wildlife of your fascinating country and of course adding so many of new birds to our list!
Kind regards and our best wishes
John and Janet Groom