About Us

Our Story

Abeba Tours Ethiopia officially opened its doors for operation in 2007, founded by an Ethiopian-American couple who met in Addis Ababa.  Combining their personal and professional travel experience, they formed Abeba Tours Ethiopia to bring the fascinating history and culture of Ethiopia to the world.  From modest beginnings, our company focused on providing unique experiences, through tailor-made programs and personalized service.  With an emphasis on quality and professional service we have quickly risen within the ranks of tourism service providers within Ethiopia and are constantly evolving with this vibrant, flourishing industry.  As Ethiopia and its tourism sector develop, we are excited to bring new, innovative experiences to our guests.

 

Our Staff

Our staff bring many years of professional and personal travel experience to ensure every booking is handled with excellence and professionalism.  We are truly dedicated to providing quality service and expert knowledge to our clients, from the initial point of contact through the end of their stay and often long after they have returned to their home country.

Our office staff is a group of young, vibrant people who will assist you with all of your pre-trip planning needs.  Once on the road, you will be lead by our excellent field staff who are a wealth of knowledge and work in a myriad of ways to ensure an unforgettable experience.  Our fleet of 4WD vehicles, minibuses and Coaster buses will meet the needs of any group size.  Our vehicles are driven by professional Ethiopian driver/guides with expert knowledge in their country.  All drivers are well-trained and English-speaking and make wonderful travel companions for our guests.  For larger groups, we have a large staff of well-trained guides with proficiency in a variety of languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Czech.

 

Our Values

Our values are simple and are focused on the client experience and the impact and contribution to Ethiopian society and development.

  • We appreciate that every opportunity to travel and experience new cultures is a privilege that must be cherished.  We are committed to ensuring unforgettable experiences and professional service.
  • We believe that tourism should benefit the local communities of a destination.  To that effect, we support community-based tourism projects and organizations that focus on societal development.

 

Our Services

We offer personalized service in order to meet your specific needs.  We have welcomed many different types of visitors to Ethiopia including individuals, groups, business travelers, photographers, student groups, volunteers, and meeting & conference organizers.  The services we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle hire with driver
  • Domestic flight bookings
  • Hotel reservations
  • Transfer service
  • Professional guide service in English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Russian, Czech and other languages on request
  • Meetings & conference ground-handling services
  • Community-based & traveler's philanthropy tourism experiences

 

Our Memberships

We are legally licensed and registered with the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

ETOA logo

We are proud members of the Ethiopian Tour Operators Association.  We have been a member since 2009 under certificate number ETOA/070/09.
ASTA logo We have been a member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) since 2009.  ASTA is the world's largest association of travel professionals.
EAE logo The Ecotourism Association of Ethiopia is a pioneer in promoting sustainable tourism opportunities within Ethiopia.  We have been a member since 2011.
Gondwana DMCs logo

Gondwana DMCs is a network of first class destination management companies and tour operators from around the world.  Each representative is carefully selected based on their committment to offering expert travel advice, creative itineraries and personalized service.  We have been the Ethiopian representative for Gondwana DMCs since 2011.

Complete list of Gondwana DMCs members

Ethiopia Travelers Philanthropy Program

The Ethiopia Travelers Philanthropy Fund was started to give visitors the opportunity to give back to Ethiopia in a responsible way.  The initiative was introduced by the USAID-funded Ethiopia Sustainable Tourism Alliance in conjunction with Sustainable Travel International.  The program supports sustainable tourism development by connecting travelers to projects that improve the environment, boost local incomes, and enhance the destination for future visitors.  The program was offficially launched in June 2012.  We are happy to be one of a few select supporting tour operators bringing this experience to you.

 

 

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