The best travel guide and agent to Ethiopia i can think of
I Highly recommend Gebere Tadessa (Gere) a guide and the company owner of Alpha Ethiopia Tours in Mekele, Ethiopia. Gere Tadessa He is an extraordinary, honest, decent, and a human person. On the professional side, Gera is an energetic man with amazing abilities to find a solution to any problem and make his clients highly satisfied. If any consider who will be the perfect men and company to choose to plan and arrange a trip to Ethiopia - Gere is the ideal solution We first got to know him about three years ago, and since then on any trip to Africa, we make a stopover in Addis Ababa just to meet him. On our the first trip with him, Gere showed great flexibility and responsiveness to all our needs. There was nothing we asked for (including specific dietary requirements) and changes of the initially planned trip that was not immediately answered. At the same time, we also looked at other agents, and Gera's offer was attractive both in terms of price and in terms of ability to organize in different parts of Ethiopia. Due to an injury, we were had to change our plan of a track at the Simian. Gere us an alternative which was more complicated to organize because of our time frame, lack of domestic flights, a 4X4 car organization etc. Gere immediately organized a driver and an accompanying guide to the Umo area, and other permits required for tribal travel. He made us feel that there was no problem and that everything would be fine as we wished. Along the way, he was able to troubleshoot, replace the vehicle while having an incredible and almost impossible operation. We travelled the southern Ethiopian tribes with a lovely guide who organized. Gere was in contact with and the local guide several times a day to make sure everything was going well. Gere accepted without any hassle or any discussion of the extra costs any change in plan that we wanted to make and was extremely helpful, knew all the details and was connected to almost anybody around In two other times, we visited Addis Abeba; we had a stopover. We had a joined tour of the city, and dinner with him. We felt that we had gained a true friend. During the Coronavirus crisis (March 2020), I explored for a way to help my daughter to come back home to Israel and found a flight through Addis Ababa. Gera was in close contact with me until she arrived in Addis, updating me with some possible and unpredictable changes, and made me feel as if he is taking care of his daughter He took care of my daughter and her friend in Addis until the flight back home. Also, he had arranged a lovely car driver and a guide to accompanied them on a delightful tour of the city. There is no doubt that if you have to choose a local guide and an agent to organize a trip to Ethiopia, Gera is your best choice. Gere's experience flexibility, initiative, organizational capabilities and humanity made us got in love with Ethiopia and have an extraordinary experience over there. Thank you, Gere.