Tracy WaalUnited States
Our family of six traveled to Addis for the first time since we adopted our daughters from Ethiopia 12 years ago. We wanted to experience the sites and culture with our now high-school-aged adopted daughters. Muluken went above and beyond, arranging a meeting with the director of the now-closed orphanage. In addition, his persistence led to meetings with several dozen of our daughters' family members, including a brother and sister we didn't know existed. He truly went above and beyond our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tracy, Thank you very much for customizing your private family tour in Addis Ababa and around with me! It is really a pleasure to know I was so helpful!! Thank you very much again for taking your precious time to rate and review your tour and family visits with me!! I hope I will show you more of Ethiopia someday. Thanks a lot again Tracy With best wishes, Muluken G.
Balaji ViswanathanUnited States
Our guide Muluken was very prompt at arriving and very courteous and knowledgeable. As per our wish he condensed the tour to two hours but still managed to see Mt. Entoyo and museum. Great to have him as a guide and commend toursbylocals for connecting the locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Balaji, Thank you very much for booking my short city tour of Addis Ababa and allowing me to be your tour guide in Addis Ababa!! Thank you also for taking time to rate and review your tour experience with me in Addis Ababa! I hope I will guide you around in Ethiopia someday Thanks again and best regards, Muluken G.
Jonathan Di RolloUnited Kingdom
Muluken is a polite and helpful guide. The tour covered many places of interest and a good variety and balance. Memorable lunch that was home cooked with home made beer! Highly recommended. Thank you for a very pleasant tour. Jonathan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jonathan, Thank you very much for booking the city tour of Addis Ababa with me!! It was a pleasure having you here and knowing you enjoyed it. Thanks again also for taking time to rate and review your tour experience with me!! Best wishes, Muluken G.
Natalya NabokikhUnited Arab Emirates
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
John JordanUnited States
Great tour with great guide and driver. Very well informed and learned a great deal. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you so much for booking the day tour from Addis Ababa to Adadi Mariam Rock Church and Steles of Tiya with me!! Thank you also for rating and reviewing my guiding service so quick. It was a pleasure showing you around. I hope you will enjoy the city tour of Addis Ababa with me tomorrow as well. Thanks again and see you tomorrow Best, Muluken
David MusserUnited States
Muluken was a great guide - incredibly knowledgeable and fun. I would recommend a tour with him to anyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for booking the Layover Tour in Addis Ababa! And, thank you so much for rating and reviewing your tour of Addis Ababa with me. I really appreciate it. With best wishes, Muluken G.
James GreenbergUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Muluken was a great guide, the itinerary he created gave us the opportunity to visit the tribes of the Omo Valley as well as some interesting sites along the way. Fitsum drove us safely and was helpful in pointing out interesting things and teaching us about Ethiopian culture. Overall the experience was amazing, we learned a lot we can't wait to be back so Muluken and Fitsum can show us the rest of the country
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Farah and Hint, Selam! Thank you very very much for booking my customized one week tour to visit the tribal people of the Omo Valley of Southern Ethiopia! It was a pleasure to help you experience the culture of the people of Southern Ethiopia. I look forward to show you more of Ethiopia someday Thank you very much again and best wishes, Muluken G.
Olga LexellUnited States
One of my favorite sights in the region. The Monastery is amazing and Muluken knows exactly where to find the Gelada baboons! The place he took me for lunch here (I believe called Bakarat) was also one of the best meals of my life!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Olga, I thank you very much for taking my Day Trip from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma River Gorge!! It really makes me feel successful to know you enjoyed your tour with me. With best wishes, Muluken G.
Olga LexellUnited States
It was amazing to experience the market of the Oromo people! All the locals seem to know Muluken so they were very welcoming and allowed me to enter their homes to see how they live. Adadi Mariam was beautiful, as was Tiya.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Olga, Thank you so much for booking my tour of Addis Ababa and two day tours from Addis Ababa!! Thank you also for rating and reviewing my service so quick. I really appreciate it!! Best of all, Muluken G.
Olga LexellUnited States
I only had a few hours to check out the best of Addis and Muluken made sure I got to see the highlights. He also provided some great historical context that gave me a deeper appreciation for Ethiopian history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Olga for booking the Layover Tour of Addis Ababa with me and for taking time to rate and review my guiding service in Addis Ababa! Thanks again Olga and best regards, Muluken G.
The must have tour if one wants to see the authenticity of Ethiopia and its people in its true sense. I experienced a wide range of emotions - from excitement and joy of the beauty of this country, to admiration from seeing smiling people despite their lives' hardships. Thank you so much, Muluken!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Inga, Thank you very much for booking the Day Trip from Addis Ababa to the Rift Valley with me! It was a pleasure to show you around. Thanks also for rating and reviewing your day tour experience with me!! With best regards, Muluken G.
Dear Muluken, thank you so much for the great time in Addis and showing me around the must see spots and places in this divese and contrasting city! I truly enjoyed it and, most importantly, felt safe. All the best to you!
The city tour that Muluken offered us was very interesting. He picked us from the hotel in a car with a driver, Bire. Both speak English and know the city very well. We visited the Merkato, the largest market in Africa, passed by the Ethnological museum that was residence of emperor Haile Selassie, saw the Holy Trinity Cathedral, drove around the city to see historical monuments like Lion of Juda, The Martyrs Memorial and Meskel Square; went to Mt Entoto to have a panoramic view of the city. Wonderful day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much again Amelia!! I really feel great of myself to read I made your time in Addis Ababa enjoyable. Thanks for leaving review of your tour of Addis Ababa with me!! Best wishes, Muluken G.
Muluken is an excellent tour guide. He organized us a 2 day tour to Lake Awasa, visiting the bird life of lake Koka in a private boat; we also saw the baboons at the Abiyatta Shalla lakes national park, the Jamaican Rastafarian community, the fish market in Awasa and the Steles of Tiya. His explanations made us understand the cultural and daily life in Ethiopia. He speaks good English and he found a nice van with an expert driver called Yared to transport us with security and confort. We enjoyed the trip
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amelia and Susana, Thank you really for rating my guiding service and leaving such a nice review so quick!! It was my pleasure to organize your private two days tour around Addis Ababa and be your tour guide! I look forward to show you more of Ethiopia someday, and I wish you the best of your remaining time in Ethiopia! Thanks again for everything With best wishes, Muluken G.
Hector Alvarez ToralesMexico
The tour was great! Muluken's knowledge of Ethiopia was outstanding. He is also very relaxed and open to any requests we had. The tour itself was also great! the gorge and the gelada baboon were amazing. We also visited a family in the Oromia region where we learned how they live and their customs. We also liked the nice panoramic views along the road from Addis to the temple. Fur lunch we stopped at a small town and ate a a local restaurant where the food was outstanding! Highly recommended tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hector, Hello! It was really a pleasure to have you on my Day Trip from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery and around!! Thank you very much for booking the Day Tour to the Monastery, Portuguese Bridge and Jemma River Gorge!! Thank you again for taking time to review your experience with me!! With best wishes, Muluken G.
Mathieu BaribaultHong Kong
The wench crater is a paradise Must see thanks again to take me there
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mathieu
Dan SchwarzUnited States
Absolutely fantastic tour guide! Muluken took me to see Debre Libanos monastery for the day. He was very communicative in advance of the tour, sending me confirmation emails. On the day of the tour, he was punctual in the morning to pick me up directly at my hotel. We had an excellent day together, including visiting the monastery, and multiple other places. His English is impeccable. I provide my absolute highest possible recommendation. You will be very happy if you choose Muluken
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW!! Thank you very much Dan for leaving such heartwarming review so quick. It is one of the best compliments I received. Pleasure is mine guiding you to Debre Libanos Monastery, Portuguese Bridge and view of the Jemma River Gorge. Thanks a lot for all Dan Best wishes, Muluken G.
Mathieu BaribaultHong Kong
Great tour with Muluken Cultural, natural and historical Aiwa lake is a must Highly recommended, as you see a lot in one day with the good guidance! thanks for that tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mathieu, It was a pleasure to have you here!! Thank you very much for booking the day tour from Addis Ababa to the Rift Valley!! Hope to see you again someday Best wishes, Muluken G.
John P.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you for taking my day tour from Addis Ababa to Adadi Mariam rock church and the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE OF TIYA. And thank you for rating my tour guiding service around Addis Ababa. Best wishes, Muluken G.
I went on day trip from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery, Portuguese Bridge, and Jemma River Gorge. While still in Addis, we had the opportunity to visit an Ethiopian coffee shop, and talk about Ethiopian culture. At the Debre Libanos we had a guided tour over the religious history and symbols of the Monastery and museum. We saw the Gelada Baboons near the Portuguese bridge, which stands above a magnificent landscape! Muluken is knowledgeable and an excellent tour guide, and I recommend this trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rui, Thank you very much for using my tour guiding service and booking the day tour from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery, Jemma River Gorge and the Portuguese Bridge!! It was a pleasure to show you around! Thanks again and best regards, Muluken G
Our guide Muluken was there to pick us up from our guest house on time. The van was clean and in very good condition. Our day trip to the Rift Valley was smooth with lots of stops for photographs on the way. The guide was well versed with the history of the places we stopped at including all the extra information we probed him with our curiosity about Ethiopia, the villages we passed by, the geology, animals, economy, the new highways and rail lines being built. We even asked him to get us Chaat to try.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vandana, Thank you very much for booking the Day tour from Addis Ababa to the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Steles of Tiya!! It was really a pleasure to be your tour guide. Thank you also for leaving review and rating my guiding service around Addis Ababa after some days after the tour. Thanks again and best wishes, Muluken G.
A terrific day trip that gave me a taste of Ethiopia in my 18 hour long layover - and left me wanting to experience more of this fascinating country. Portuguese Bridge and the stupendous Jemma River Gorge were the highlight for me. I got very close to the Gelada baboons, and also saw excellent birds (including lammergeier and hooded vultures, and an indigenous chat). Lunch was delicious and finishing the day with a visit to a supermarket to buy local tea and honey was a nice touch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cathy, Thank you very much for arranging your day tour from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery, Jemma River Gorge and the Portuguese Bridge!! Thank you again for taking time to rate and review your experience with me!! I look forward to show you more of Ethiopia someday. Best wishes, Muluken G
Charles GronbachUnited States
Muluken was excellent from the time we selected him with info and tips prior to leaving home. He showed us all the famous sites as listed and more. He included a coffee ceremony at a private home which included traditional food preparation. Our 13-year old grandson enjoyed it as much as we did. And, Muluken reserved an evening cultural show and traditional Ethiopian dinner for us which was one of the best we have experienced in our many travels. Fabulous! Thank you, Muluken.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles, Thank you very much for organising your tour of Addis Ababa and leaving your feedback here!! It was a pleasure to show you around and I wish to show you more of Ethiopia someday. Thanks again and best wishes, Muluken G.
Fran MikaloffUnited States
Muluken was knowledgable about the sites and gave clear explanations to clients. He was extremely patient with elderly clients and was able to answer "off the wall" questions. He also was honest when he did not know the answer and would attempt to find out and report back. He was prompt and courteous and made sure all clients were attended to - as some needed more guidance, assurance and support than others. I would recommend his services highly as he is an honest, decent and well spoken tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fran, Thanks a lot for organizing your group's two weeks tour of the historical sites of Ethiopia!! Thank you very much also for taking time to rate my service and leaving such a heartwarming review!! I hope to see you someday again for experiencing more of Ethiopia Thanks one more time for choosing me to guide you around With best regards, Muluken G.
Muluken is an awesome guide! He is very knowledgeable about his country and interesting to chat with. Everything was perfect from picking me up at the airport to dropping me off at my hotel. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marion, Thank you very much for booking the day tour from Addis Ababa with me!! It was a pleasure to show you around. Thanks again Marion With best regards, Muluken G.
Christopher MartinUnited States
With just 24 hours in Addis Ababa, our group decided we should look into a guide for our day. Muluken was fantastic! He picked us up at the airport in a nice van, and gave us a fantastic tour of the City in just five hours. We visited historic sites, chaotic markets, and coffee with traditional Ethiopian food in a home in the hills high above the city. If you have a few hours in Addis, you can't see enough on your own. Set up a tour with Muluken. It will be the best decision you make on your trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, Thank you very much for booking your tour of Addis Ababa with me and leaving such an exciting review!! It feels wonderful to know I made your city tour so interesting!! Thanks again Chris Best of all, Muluken G.
Tawanda MahereUnited States
Muluken hosted a group of my friends from California and me for a two day tour and was an INCREDIBLE tour guide! He was knowledgeable about everything we asked, remarkably flexible whenever we asked for last minute changes to the schedule. He ensured that we would have an local experience of both Addis Ababa and the surrounding villages that we visited, sitting in real people's homes and directly interacting with them. He was punctual, reliable and exceeded our expectations of "local" tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tawanda, Thank you very much for arranging your two days group tour in Addis Ababa and around!! Pleasure is mine in helping your group experience the sites we visited as such. Thanks for all Tawanda Best regards, Muluken G.
Jacqueline StachuraUnited States
Extremely helpful and a great tour. Loved the dinner and show at the end. Would definitely recommend!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jackie, Thank you very much for booking your group city tour of Addis Ababa with me, and taking time to review it. Thanks again and best regards regards, Muluken G.