John LeeSouth Korea
Muluken should be named 'the best guide' in Ethiopia. He was knowledgeable, polite and always willing to satisfy my needs! I felt like I had a new friend, not a guide who works for a pay, during the entire trip. His charming smile and soft spoken voices made my very first trip to Addis Ababa so much pleasant. Jeremiah, the driver, was also fun to be with. They were simply 'super human beings'. I enjoyed being with them and will certainly hire them for the next trip as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Prof. John, Thank you very much for using my service It is one of the best reviews I earned so far in my more than a decade experience!! I'm really proud to show you around!! I also learnt a lot from your knowledge, insights, experience, sensible jokes, and fun times your shared. I will look forward to show you more of my country THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL!! P.S - I read your review for Ermiyas through the phone. He thanked you for the great time we had together With kind regards, Muluken G
Cassia HolsteinUnited States
Muluken was a fantastic guide and created a wonderful trip for my two kids (ages 4yrs and 10yrs) and me. We experienced singular sites (rock church, Stiyas) and he was knowledgable about each. But, the most best part of our journey was the journey itself--we often go out of the (very comfortable and safely-driven) van to walk to a great view, or eat lunch at a local village restaurant, or meet a family in their home, or explore a rural market. Muluken created a one-of-a-kind trip we will never forget.
Muluken was an excellent guide and he provided us with exactly what we wanted. Not only he guided us to some of the landmarks outside Addis Ababa, he gave us profound backgrounds and knowledge behind them. We were impressed at rich culture of Ethiopia and hospitality of the people. We recommend this tour to anyone who would like to spend quality time during your stay at Addis Ababa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Makoto!! It was a pleasure to show you around. We had a lot of fun as well. Hope to see you someday again. Best regards, Muluken G.
Andrew RivinusUnited States
The tour was very interesting and informative. Muluken is very personable and his English is very good. The church at Adida and the Stelaes at Tiya were great, but also enjoyed mixing with local people and learning more about their lives and how they live them. Also enjoyed exposure to the Rift Valley which is lovely. Well worth the day. Things to know. The drive can take a while due to traffic in Addis Ababa. Be patient. You will want 400 to 500 Birr along to cover entry fees and lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for taking time to leave your feedback of your trip with me. It was also a pleasure to show you around. Thanks again and best of luck, Muluken G.
Grant GochinUnited States
Outstanding! Thank you so much for a truly wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grant, Thank you so much your quick review! I wish I showed you Merkato's interesting sites. I know you would LOVE it. Thanks again for giving me the chance to show you around. Best wishes, Muluken
A one day immersion in Ethiopan history, culture, archaeology, ecology, politics, economics, cuisine, and of course, coffee. A lot of jokes and stories by Muluken. Fresh roasted barley to snack on. Ancient monuments. Lunch with a farming family accompanied by coffee and Ethiopian moonshine... Overwhelming. Not possible to have a better trip. If you have only one day, this is the trip to take, with this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter, Thanks a lot for choosing me to show you around and for taking your time to write your review. It was a pleasure being with you. I also learnt a lot from you. Thanks again
Cynthia L.United States
Muluken provides an excellent tour but is also a wealth of information about Erhiopia in general. Select this guide and you will come away with a much better understanding of Ethiopian history and culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia, It was great to show you around, and THANK YOU VERY MUCH for taking time for sharing your experience. Thanks again for selecting me to be your guide!!
Joshua KesselmanUnited States
Muluken is the best tour guide I have ever used, and I have hired many in the past. He is friendly, personable and quickly became a friend. I cannot recommend him high enough, if you're looking for a guide this is a guy you should hire quick before he books up. I have some particular needs when I travel and he was able to take care of each one. I give him my highest recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joshua, I am really thankful for your feedback and so happy that I fulfilled your needs and deliver the tour service you asked for efficiently. I always strive to be my best in helping visitors get a great experience of Ethiopia. But, your review fueled me to be 'the Best Tour Guide'. Thanks a lot With best regards, Muluken G.
An excellent day tour with an excellent guide. We visited one of the rock hewn churches, saw a great collection of stelaes and had an interesting break for coffee with a local family. Muluken was very knowledgeable and gave us a great introduction to Ethiopia - a fascinating country with friendly, welcoming citizens.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is a pleasure to have you here and you enjoyed your trip with me! Thank you very much for choosing me. Wishing you all the best, Muluken G.
The tour was very interesting. Guide and driver very professional, friendly. I recommend Thank You very much. Best regards Tomasz Gocłowski
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tomasz, Thanks a lot for your feedback. It was a pleasure to show you around! Thank you again for selecting me. Best, Muluken
Kathy NixonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating, Kathy. Muluken G.
John GilletteUnited Kingdom
Muluken was punctual, polite, informative and thoughtful about his guests needs throughout this ineresting tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is a pleasure to been chosen to be your guide. Thanks a lot John.
Dimitri RoussopoulosSouth Korea
I am extremely impressed by the service offered by Muluken. From his quick response to my one thousand email questions, to his efficient handling of the tour. Our party of 9 people had a wonderful day, touring the surroundings of Addis Ababa - a day that ended in a well-deserved round of applause for Muluken and the toursbylocals.com team. Top class service for VIP guests and an amazing personal touch made this tour a highlight of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dimitri, I am honored to have been selected to guide your group around Addis. I sincerely appreciate your feedback. Thank you very much!!! Best, Muluken G.
Excellent guide, we really enjoyed the tour. The highlights were the market near the Church area, and then after visiting the stelae going to visit the home of a family who lived nearby, seeing how they make a local speciality with the false banana tree and tasting it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Francesca for giving me the chance to be your local guide
Patrick DoigUnited States
Muluken added some small side trips to this tour to make it extra special. He is very knowledgeable and has a good sense of humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patrick, I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour with me in and around Addis.