We took a 6-day trip at the very end of November (2008)…to the South Omo Valley. It was one of the most fascinating journeys we have ever taken. Our guides were Fasil and Makhbeb and our drivers were Derege and Melez. Our drivers did a first-class job navigating on barely passable dirt roads with no road signs, not hitting animals or people (and both were a challenge) and driving many hours, often into the night. Our guides were treasure troves of answers about the culture and local customs, and were by our sides at a moment’s notice, tirelessly negotiating for purchases or arranging for photos on our behalf. No request was too small or too big, and they were always handled gracefully; we have never felt unsafe or neglected during this trip. Our escorts were not only proficient at their jobs, but they were among the nicest, friendliest, most decent individuals we’ve come to know. We hope you’ll share our enthusiasm with them and with your future clients as well.
You’ve put together a fascinating program and we can’t thank you enough for it.