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.
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.
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.
Ralph SternUnited States
We took two full-day tours with Muluken. He did an excellent job in explaining the historical and cultural aspects of what we saw. Since the tours involved considerable time in a vehicle, we asked many questions. He provided knowledgeable answers which greatly enhanced our understanding of what we were seeing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ralph, I thank you very much for choosing me to show you some sites in Addis Ababa and for your review!! I hope I will show you more of Ethiopia someday. Thanks again Ralph Muluken G.
John O'learyUnited Kingdom
Our day tour of Addis Ababa with Muluken was both relaxed and informative and we would give it 5 stars. We were impressed with Muluken's professionalism, good humour and patience in answering our questions and his excellent English. A thoroughly enjoyable day. John and Ann O'Leary
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John and Ann, Thank you very much for taking time to rate and leave the lovely review!!! It was a pleasure showing you Addis Ababa, and I wish to show you more of Ethiopia. Thanks again John With best wishes, Muluken G.
Collected us at our hotel on time. Very friendly and knowledgeable throughout the tour.. And helped us try out new things such as cactus fruits. Would highly recommend. We really enjoyed our day. Thank You for everything!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gearóid, Thank you very much for indeed for using my tour service and rating and leaving your review quickly!! It was really a pleasure to habe you here. And I hope I will show some other interesting places around. Thanks again for all Gearóid Best of wishes, Muluken G.
Vernon AnsdellUnited States
Our guide Muluken was superb. Very knowledgeable, flexible with our itinerary, friendly, excellent English. Everything you could wish for in a guide. Highly recommended. The driver was excellent also
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vernon, It is a pleasure to have you here and be of such value. Thank you very much for using my tour service and taking time to review. Thanks again and best wishes, Muluken G.
He was very friendly and knowledgeable and gave us a great city tour of Addis Ababa. He was very accommodating to all of our requests, including making sure my diabetic husband had the food he needed, and adjusting the tour for our kids (3&6 years old). We felt safe at all times and enjoyed our tour. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristen, Thank you very much for booking my city tour of Addis Ababa!! It was a pleasure to show you around. And thanks again for taking time to rate and review my service!! Best of wishes, Muluken G .
Megan SchultzUnited States
Muluken was a great guide! Prior to arrival, he explained exactly where to meet him at the airport. We spent a great day exploring Addis Ababa. We got to try great local food and beer and see the sights of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Megan, Thank you very much for choosing me to show you my city!! And, of course, THANK YOU, for taking time to review your tour experience with me! I hope to show you more of Ethiopia someday Thanks again Megan With best wishes , Muluken G .
Six of us had a 17 hour layover in Addis Ababa so booked an 8 hr tour with Muluken. We were exhausted when we arrived so Muluken and his driver took us to a hotel the airline booked for us then waited while we changed and had some breakfast. We then went on the tour, through the market, city streets, had a ceremonial coffee, up the mountain for a view of the city...it was a terrific tour!! Muluken was knowledgeable and friendly. We were very happy to see some of the city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, Thank you very much for taking time to review your tour with me! Best regards, Muluken G.
Frauke Elisabeth RaminUnited States
More than amazing!!!!!! Muluken is an expert tour guide with deep knowledge of history. He is kind and always keeps his guests safe. I liked that he contacted me before and I was able to e-mail him what I was interested in. Muluken and driver Jeremiah picked me up at the airport at 8 a.m. and we had 8 hours together. I liked that Muluken accompanied me to the museum and the Trinity church, I would have missed information had I been given free time. I loved the tour of the market and lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frauke, Thank you so much for taking my service! We had interesting conversations about world history, religion, and culture. I also learned a lot from you. Thanks again for everything I hope to show you more of Ethiopia someday again Best wishes, Muluken G.
Mark CraigUnited States
Wow!!! What a full day that I enjoyed with Muluken and his driver. From the beautiful views of the city, the bones of Lucy and my favorite the open market it was a wonderful day.He was very professional and his calm demeanor made it very easy to communicate with. I would have never been able to see as much as I did if I were on my own. If you want to have a fun and exciting day in Addis I highly recommend Muluken
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you very much for booking the tour with me, and taking time to leave the review!! It was really a pleasure to have you here! I have learnt a lot from you as well, and we had great conversations. Thank you very much for all! Best regards, Muluken G.
Nicole Nicolas CortezCanada
We only had 15hrs in Addis for a layover. First, prior to our tour Muluken was great. He reserved the date for us for a day before we booked to allow us time to figure out $. Due to illness and pure exhaustion he agreed to change our meet up place and waited for us patiently for an hour to rest at our hotel before we started our tour. The tour was great, he's very knowledgeable of Addis and took us to so many places and chances to let the culture sink in. He helped us get souvenirs for local prices.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicole, Thank you very much for remembering and leaving your review of your tour of Addis Ababa with me! I hope you had great tour in South Africa. It was a pleasure to show you my city. I look forward to show you more of Addis Ababa and around some day Thanks again and best regards, Muluken G.
John LeeSouth Korea
Jeremy YungHong Kong
Muluken showed me a great time in Addis Ababa. I learned a lot about Ethiopian culture and saw some key sites. He kindly introduced me to a 75 year old Bishop at the Holy Trinity Church and translated a conversation which was lovely as I got to talk first hand to someone with so much experience. He took the time to explain everything we saw and even though my schedule had to change, he kindly accommodated my every request. I would definitely book this again with different sites (8 hours is not enough!)!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure having you here, Jeremy! We had nice time in Addis. I wish we'd been visiting more of the city. I have also learnt new things from you and got ideas to study and know more of. I hope to see you again for more of Addis Ababa and around Wishing you the best of your time in Addis, and a Happy New Year, Best, Muluken G .
Having Muluken as my guide for 1,5 days in Addis Ababa was the best I could do in order to see most of the Ethiopian capital in a very pleasant and professional way. He and his driver did speak English very well and know exactly what the best top spots in Addis are to visit. Perfect knowledge about historical facts and very nice to do this tour with him! Via him I got also in touch with other professional and nice guides in Ethiopia for the rest for the rest of my journey!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, Thank you very much for choosing me to show you some sites of Addis Ababa, and not forgetting to leave your review!! I really appreciate it! I wish you a Successful Year With best regards, Muluken G.
I would highly recommend Muluken. Not only was he extremely professional, he was an awesome guy. We had a great time exploring the sites of Addis and we truly got a good feel of the city. My wife and I wanted to more of the "real" Addis vs the touristy Addis and Muluken made it happen. If you do come to Addis and want to see it properly, hiring a local guide is recommended and Muluken is your guy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mo, Thank you very much for taking my City Tour of Addis Ababa and choosing me to show you around!! I THANK YOU too for taking time to leave such heartwarming review!! One of the best parts of my job is adding as such value to my visitors time and reading of reviews as yours. Thanks again Wishing you a great time for the rest of your tour With best regards , Muluken G .
Perfect tour with very friendly and well experienced guide and driver - my expectations were more than fulfilled. It was an unforgettable day. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Stephan for using my service and taking time to leave your feedback!! Hope to see you again someday Best regards, Muluken G.
Muchchim ChaownsungketBangkokyai, 10600, Thailand
Thanks to Muluken for take care of me for 1 day and made my first Ethiopia trip very good. In a short 1 day, I was able to learn some history of Ethiopia and know more about the local life styles.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Muchchim for taking time to leave your feedback! It is great to know you enjoyed your tour of Addis Ababa with me. Hope to see you someday again
Chris HoHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris for rating my service!
David KimelUnited States
Muluken was a wonderful tour guide. He was extremely well informed, accommodating, and friendly. He even helped me to mail a package to the United States. I would not hesitate to book his services again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you very much for choosing me to show you around and taking time to leave your feedback!! It was a pleasure to have you here. I have also learnt a lot from you as well. Thanks again and best regards, Muluken G.
Thank you so much for this tour. My whole experience with TBL was wonderful from start to finish. My guide Muluken and our driver (unfortunately, I forgot his name) were truly amazing, friendly people. They set up my tour so I could see what I wanted and how I wanted. I give my highest score to ToursByLocals in Addis Ababa, and will specifically recommend Muliken as a guide to all my friends who plan to visit Addis.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lia, Thank you very much for your review!! It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your tour experience of Addis Ababa with me. It is very interesting also to learn from you the number of similarities the Ethiopian and Georgian Orthodox Churches has got in common. Thanks again and best wishes, Muluken G.
I had a tour of the countryside outside of Addis Ababa with Muluken March 2, 2017. The tour was incredible and a big thanks to Muluken and his driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for choosing me to show you around, Eric!
Declan MurphyUnited States
Excellent tour from 2 really cool guys (guide plus driver). Very informative and entertaining. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Declan, Thanks for taking one of my tours and rating it. It was great to have you here. Thanks again and enjoy your time in SA Regards, Muluken G.
Louisa VermaakSouth Africa
I enjoyed the trip in Addis very much. I felt quite at ease and safe. Muluken was explaining the history and landmarks very well. They also stopped when I wanted to do some shopping. Overall they catered for all my needs. Thanks Muluken. Will come again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Louisa, Thanks a lot for taking time to review your experience with me. We also enjoyed showing you around, and sharing ideas. Thank you for choosing me to show you around Looking forward to meeting you someday again With best regards, Muluken G.
Kimoreen B.United States
From beggining to end, our tour was perfectly done. Muluken and driver made our city tour of Addis an enlightening and wonderful experience. My husband and I are very pleased and will be using this company again for our future travels.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim, Thank you so much for taking time to write the review and for your rating!! It was so nice to show visitors like you (with some preparation about the sites). I am really impressed with your information about Ethiopia. Thanks again for choosing me to show you around. I wish you a great time for the rest of your time. Regards, Muluken
Nicole EggeUnited States
We had a fantastic day! Muluken was waiting when we made it through customs even though we were delayed getting through. He was very attentive to the pace of our jet-lagged group, and very good about adjusting the plan accordingly. His English is excellent and he was knowledgeable about the city and sights. He + the driver made sure that we had a great day, and we were able to experience Addis in a way we never could have on our own. I absolutely recommend him to anyone visiting Ethiopia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Nicole for your reviews. It was a great time I had with you.
Joshua KesselmanUnited States
Muluken was an amazing guide for this city tour as well (he was so good that kept him for 3 days)! On our request he took us to the Merkato, which we learned is the largest market in all of Africa. He utilized local merchants to both show us the best wares and protect us. We felt - and were - perfectly safe as we meandered the tiny streets of this indescribable market. We kept thinking that he looked familiar, turns out Muluken was on TV on the Travel Chanel! He's THAT good, definitely the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Josh, I just read your review. It made my day. Thank you for taking time to share your experience. I am so happy that you enjoyed your trip with me. Thanks again Muluken G.
Kelsey BuppUnited States
Ambrose AbutoUnited States
Muluken and his driver were very courteous, knowledgeable and flexible during our tour. It was definitely money well spent, and we hope to use him for future tours in Ethiopia. Ameseginalehu (Thank You !)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ambrose, Pleasure is mine you enjoyed your time in Addis with me. Thanks for your review. Betam Ameseginalehu(Thank you) for choosing me! Muluken
Drew LohoffUnited States
I had a great day trip to Addis Ababa! I had a 15 hour layover and Muluken and his driver picked me up at the airport and showed me all of the top destinations in the city! Muluken speaks great english and is an enthusiastic and engaging guide! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Drew for your review. It is great to hear you enjoyed your day in Addis. Best of all, Muluken
Carol MageeUnited States
Muluken was very knowledgeable about the city so we learned a lot of history about Addis as we saw the major landmarks and sites of the city. I was constantly asking questions and he was able to answer all of them. We were in Addis during the rainy season and he contacted us the evening before our tour to make sure we had the proper rain gear with us during the tour, so he was clearly thinking ahead about our experience. It was great. We had no complaints. Especially good if one had never been to Africa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Carol. I'm glad you enjoyed your day with me. It was lovely to meet you and I hope you will have a great time during the rest of your stay in Addis Ababa. Thanks again!
John GilletteUnited Kingdom
Muluken was punctual, polite and informative in what was a busy full day tour that we had arranged with him. His driver was also very good at coping with the often difficult Addis Ababa traffic. We also used them for a day trip out of Addis the next day. We have no hesitation in recommending him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasure is mine in being of service. Thank you so much for the great time we had together. Best regards, Muluken G.
Patrick DoigUnited States
We had three tours with Muluken, and this was the best, the finale. Muluken and his driver, Becarlu, know this city like the back of their hands. They tell stories about different places you visit, and relate little bits of history, so that you will always remember where you have been. Choose Muluken as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I don't have any expressive words how to thank and tell you how much I am excited. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!