This was out first visit to Addis Ababa. The city is very busy but with the great service from Meklit, we were given a great tour of the city.
In particular we asked for a food tour in Addis Ababa e she perfectly guided us into merkato and other many local restaurant!
She also hosted us in her home to make us tried the best injera in all the city!
( her mom's one).

Great experience,
We will never forget!


I would highly recommend Exploriada to anyone wishing to go to Ethiopia.  The main differentiator for them is flexibility.  They were perfectly willing to work with us on the itinerary, activities and level of accommodations. Not only did this mean the price was 30% cheaper than the 3-4 other quotes I got, but it made the trip much more enjoyable.  When we finished something earlier than planned or wanted more time somewhere, we adjusted our plans for hotels and travel accordingly.  Not sticking to the schedule rigidly and listening to our feedback on food and lodging made the whole trip really OUR trip.  Plus, the guide and driver were very knowledgeable about the local traditions and history as well as the best restaurants and interesting places to shop.  Well done Exploriada!


I contacted Exploriada just a few days before entering Ethiopia for help arranging travel/tours for me and 2 other friends on vacation. They are such a pleasant and friendly organization to work with. Unfortunately, after just 3 days in Addis, I got sick and could not travel outside of the city. They were kind enough to meet me and organize some sightseeing, transportation, and other personalized suggestions within Addis only. Not only did I have a wonderful time, but they actually saved my trip. The price, service, and overall experience were more than I expected, and I just wanted to share my experience with others and let them know that I am thankful for all of the help.. This company can meet anyone’s needs. I can’t wait to go back and enjoy some of the longer excursions that they offer. I’m excited. Thanks again!


We booked our trip in January 2013 through Exploriada website only one month in advance of our arrival. This worked very well and the advice we got was very comprehensive and helpful so we could make our decision where to go in Ethiopia (we were interested in northern route).  All went smoothly on place as well – special thanks to our guide who spoke good English and gave us plenty of good information at every place we visited. We didn’t need to worry about anything and this is particularly important in such country like Ethiopia where language and customs are so different.  Nothing more to say except big thank you for all who organised our visit. Ethiopia is absolutely amazing and not-to-be-missed country.

John & Nancy

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