Philip NicholsUnited States
Wonderful guide, really wonderful, but he was more than an hour late picking me up at the airport. His calendar got crossed, so it probably will not happen to others, but it is a pretty rough airport.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Philip! & I appologise ! I know I provide you the best city tour in Addis Ababa! It was unfortunate I was very late to pick you up ! The day befor the tour I was exchanging message with another customer to be picked up from a hotel .I was considering your tour as hers . I was wainting for some who is not coming and the real person is at the airport! I can't say that I am perfect & I don't do mistakes but I do my best to meet my customers expecations at the best level I do!
Carmen Jessica HalterUnited States
Nurelegn was my tour guide for a short tour around Ethiopia. He was very kind and knowledgeable. I definitely learned from him and enjoyed my time. I give him a 5 out of 5 rating. -jessica
OMG - Nurelegn (and our driver Demis) were amazing. I got to see so much of Addis Ababa and it was a fun adventure. I always felt my safe and secure even deep in the wild Marketo. Nurelegn is such a fountain of information and I learned so much and had such a great time. I was so impressed with he combination of chaos and cooperation while driving all over Addis Ababa. I would highly recommend your company and my guide. I was also impressed with the user experience while booking my tour. Top notch!
Somnath DattaUnited States
This was a truly exceptional tour. Nurelegn was a great guide who customized the tour as we went and overall I was very satisfied. The driver was excellent as well.
Diane WernerUnited States
We had a fantastic day with Nurelegn. He is very knowledgable and gave a wonderful tour of the city's sites, but he also shared his own story and his own love for Ethiopia despite all the challenges it faces. We already recommended him to one of our friends!
Maria Barron BaratechUnited Kingdom
Nurelegn is an exceptional guide, very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We spent a day in Addis and organized a tailor made tour, taking in restaurant, bars and landmark suggestions from him. We chatted extensively on social, religious, political matters in the country. He's also a good negotiator and managed to get us a spot last minute in a restaurant that was booked out. Highly recommend booking a tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maria and Michael are a lovely Couple to spend time with! May God bless you with a great life! Nure
Nurelegn has been the perfect guide to know Addis Ababa and its secrets. I had a tour of the city visiting both touristic and more "local" places. I strongly recommend him and suggest you to ask him as many question as you want: he will always have an answer for you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Francesco to take your time to revive my tour! It was a great time with you hope you will be back to Ethiopia one day and see other parts of my country! I wish you many more happy travel!
Very good, well mannered guide, highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! kunming have a great time !
Had a great day round Addis with Nurelegn. We covered all the major sites I wanted to see and Nurelegn was very knowledgeable on all sites. Nurelegn is a very personable young man and easy to talk to and I would recommend him as a guide to any friend I have coming to Ethiopia in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Anne! I would be very happy much happy to welcome your friends in Ethiopia !
Nashreen BehardienSouth Africa
Super fantastic guide. Quite knowledgeable guide. Very accommodating as we had problems at the airport but we were able to communicate with him via sms and he fetched us later than originally planned. Our guide really went out of his way to give us the best experience and exposure to the local communities. A great driver negotiating all the pothole.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Nashreen! Enjoy your time in Ethiopia!
Karin Van ValkenbergUnited States
Nure quickly became a friendly and helpful companion, and continuous source of interesting information about the city, the country, the people and the areas that he thought we would enjoy visiting. He was very professional and spoke excellent English, made all the necessary arrangements in advance of our visit and prepared a comprehensive plan that included lunch near the Lucy Museum and ended with dinner in a suitable restaurant with local patrons and included ethnic music and dancing.Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karin, Thank you very much it was my pleasure to have you in my city.
Bernadette Alvarez-MohrUnited States
Great Tour Guide! Very informative. We had limited time in Addis Ababa but he made a compact tour of important sites of his home city. Met us early morning at the airport, took us to our hotel to rest for a few hours then later picked us up to start the afternoon tour.
A group of 5 of us had the most amazing 18 hour stopover in Addis Ababa, and this was all due to Nuri and his amazing knowledge of the city and fantastic tour. Everything went very smoothly, from picking us up at the transit hotel and going via there to pick up our stuff before dropping us at the airport. Excellent insight into local sites, amazing driver amongst all the craziness, and very friendly and helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Connie, thank you very much! Choosing tours by locals for your tour in Addis Ababa and book my tour! Wish you more fun traveling arround the world!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very Much Anand!
Nurelegn is very knowledgeable and compassionate about his country. You can tell he read up on pretty much everything he takes you to. He is also very sensitive to your needs and makes suggestions accordingly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nahum, Thank you Very Much! I always Keep in my mind your kind comments to Improve the tour Experience. Thank you!
Donald AshtonUnited States
Highly recommend Nurelegn. Excellent driver; knows roads well; speaks English very well. Outstanding knowledge of sites, related history, culture. Tours of Adadi Mariam church, Melka Kuntare excavations , and Tiya Stelae monoliths were great. However, most memorable parts of the tour were interactions with Nurelegn and other locals. On way to Adadi Mariam we purchased some food. At lunchtime, we were invited to eat in the home of a local family. We shared our food with them and got to know them.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Very Much Mr. Ashton it is My Honor to meet you and learn a lot . I wish many many happy Moments! Thank you!
Michael PiersonYpailanti, MI, United States
I really enjoyed this two day trip south of Addis. The lodge was great and I was amazed how much you can see and do in two days and not feel pressured. Great guide, driver and tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very Much ! you are fun to Travel with. Thank you very much for your kindnesses!
Michael PiersonYpailanti, MI, United States
If you want to spend a day exploring Addis Ababa this is the guide and tour for you. He is personable and knows the city well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: IT is My pleasure to be your Guide and Have you in My city ! I wish you more Travel and Hope to see you again!
Hal J.Kalamazoo, MI, United States
The day tour was extremely well organized. The "Red Terror" museum tour was very moving. The National Museum tour to see Lucy is a must. The tour provided a great overview of Addis Ababa, and Nurelegn is very knowledgeable and provided many insights into the history and culture. He and the driver were accommodating to meet my needs, and paid close attention to my safety throughout the tour, especially walking through the public markets. Had a great lunch at "The Lucy Restaurant" adjacent to the museum.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very Much Mr. Jenson, It Is my Pleasure to be your Guide , Addis Ababa is one of the safest City in the world and Am glad you feel safe and Enjoy your trip with the atractions, the people and the food. I wish many more Africa Destination in Your Traveling Map!
Zunaid ParkerSouth Africa
Fantastic tour and absolutely fantastic guide. Nure was incredibly helpful and patient, customised the tour according to requests and even followed up with me via Whatsapp to suggest tips and places to go to on my extended stay in Addis.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very Much Zunaid , It was My pleasure to Guide you. I wish you both a great Trip in your next Destination!
Maria Dolores Perles GarciaSpain
I couldn't ask for a better tour, he showed us the real city, the markets, the people and made us feel safe. Explained to us a lot of things about the history, culture and brought us to try some typical food and drinks. After the tour I just wanted to spend more time in Ethiopia. Totally recommendable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very Much Maria, It was My pleasure to meet a Traveler like you always make Jealous!
Eli RosenblumUnited States
I have been on countless tours throughout the world and Nurelegn was the best tour guide I have met 1. He worked around our schedule trying to fit everything in 2. He did not rush us and let us take our time by the places we had more interest in 3. Once we met and he got more of an idea of what our interest where he modified the tour accordingly 4. With his vast knowledge of the area he was able to give us a feel of a local not an outsider experience 5. Most important he made us feel safe
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Eli it was a school day . I saw a world that I will not see by myself in my own city . it was My Pleasure to meeting you and your wife you!
Nurelegn knows his culture, history and country well. He is reliable and behaves as a friend with his clients. Would certainly recommend him to anyone making a visit to Ethiopia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Devon . hignly Appreciate Your Visit to Ethiopia again! Wish you all the best in your travel.!
Simon GillhamMadison, WI, United States
A nice drive through fantastic scenery to the Blue Nile. Road drops down over a mile in elevation to the river. On the way back we stopped at an extremely impressive set of waterfalls that lead down to a beautiful valley thousands of feet below. My guide, Nure, was fantastic. I will be sad to say good-bye to him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Siom Thank you very much for your kindnes and evrything! me and the driver think we have to say good bye. those days made us to feel we were with a long time friend. thanks to you we also enjoy the trip!
Simon GillhamMadison, WI, United States
My guide, Nure, took me to a 13th century church as well as the famous stelae of Ethiopia. The real highlight of this tour, however, was the opportunity to have lunch with a rural farm family and get a sense of how they live. No running water, no electricity, no furniture, yet friendly and inviting. Most Westerners will find this to be off the comfort zone chart. Do you want to see the real Ethiopia or not? I will be forever grateful to Nure for giving me this incredible opportunity. A profound experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very Much Simon! the farmer was very delighted to have you there and asked me about you he think you live in Ethiopia. he want me to Extend his gratitude!
Simon GillhamMadison, WI, United States
First of all, my guide, Nure, was fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable and very willing to help me interact with other Ethiopians. Kudos to Ethiopia in general for coming to terms with its past, including the Red Terror Museum. The Holy Trinity church was worth visiting and Nure was very good interpreting the meaning of much of the items contained there. The National Museum could use a little work but interesting nonetheless. Nure and I walked through the Mercado (market) in Addis Ababa...very eye opening!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Very much Simon I so happy you Enjoyed the City tour.
Nicholas IngramUnited Kingdom
Nurelegn made our short time in Ethiopia a memorable experience. A professional yet comfortable and laid back tour meant that we were able to see much of Addis and a knowledgable guide meant that we were able to learn a lot about the history of Ethiopia during our time there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very Much Nick. I highly appreciate your time in My city. I wish you the best in life!
Brian CruickshankUnited States
A wonderful, knowledgeable guide. He always had my best interests in mind, keeping me out of trouble. Excellent and highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very Much Brian ! it was a very Interesting Experience !
Quin MarshallUnited States
Addis Ababa is a vibrant, exciting city, and there is no one better to show it to you than Nurelegn! He is so knowledgeable, friendly, easygoing, and flexible, you could not ask to be in better hands. While he knows what most people want to see, if you have any particular interests, just tell him, and he'll make sure you get the experience you want. His English is great, and he is a genuine pleasure to be around. I felt very safe and happy in his care. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: On Last day I sid to Ms. Quin I have never seen some one like her and she say Ya It is only me there is no one else like me and It is best part of my Job is meeting so many different people. Thank you very much for a wonderful days!
Quin MarshallUnited States
I'm so happy to have met Nurelegn through ToursbyLocals. He is a gentle, knowledgeable, and super friendly, warm person, who will make you feel at ease, and take you to see the most interesting things. The trip out to the Blue Nile Gorge and to the monastery is a long drive, but Nurelegn knows the good places to stop, the good places to eat, and the scenery is so beautiful. Definitely worth taking a day to go see these amazing places! And, if you get to go with Nurelegn, you're even luckier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am the the Luckiest to go with you Ms. Quin! Thank you very much!
Ben MackUnited Kingdom
Even though we organised last minute communication was great! Arrived on time and was instantly accommodating. Couldn't ask for better. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Would 100% recommended! Thank you for a brilliant day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You very Much Ben & Alex . have a great traveling in Ethiopia and the World . I look on your blog for updates on your Traveling. if you need any help In Ethiopia just call me !
Mark MichaelUnited States
Nurelegn was a very gracious and deeply knowledgeable guide. He packed an amazing variety of experiences into the 12 hours I had to spend in and around Addis, and designed in itinerary that highlighted my own interest in the Ethiopian church. Mark Michael, Reston Virginia, USA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Father ! I was very Happy to have you and I am Glad everything went very well and you didn't miss your flight !
Fantastic day out. Nurelegn friendly and helpful, trip was customised to our needs, anytime we wanted to stop and check out something we could. Lunch was an interesting experience we shared our picnic lunch with a farmer and his family. Would recommend Nurelegn as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Very Much Sir for the day trip with me ! the Farmer and his Family was Very Happy and very welcoming. I am glad we made the Stop at his House and you Enjoy It.
Ljubica GrujicUnited Kingdom
Amazing tour and even better guide. I would really recommend the tour with Nurelegn to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Very Much Casey , It was My Pleasure to meet you ! I wish you to Have a safe Trip !
Barry SchwartzUnited States
Great guide and tour! Thanks, Nurelegn, for making my stay in Ethiopia so worthwhile and interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Very Much Barry! I highly appreciate You take Your time to Explore something new and Different. Thank you !
Absolutely recommend this! It was great, thank you so much Nurelegn! We enjoyed to have this way to get to know Addis Ababa. The market was impressive and we wouldn't have go there with out guide. It was a good decision to use the time like this during the stay over.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vielen Dank, Franziska , Dominique and title Noha for taking the advantages of layover to see my City. I highly appreciate It. please don't forget to be my Guide if I ever be in Germany . Thank you very much !
Nurelegn was a fantastic and extremely knowledgable and flexible guide. I had a 16hrs layover at ADD Airport. We was patiently waiting for me at ADD (the Immigration procedure took much longer than expected). I had a great time in Addis, enjoying Ethiopian coffee and traditional Food. Addis has a lot to offer, I found the Mercato, Entoto Hill, the Red Terror Martyrs Museum and the Holy Trinity Cathedral extremely interesting. I had a wonderful time with Nurelegn - fully recommended! Paul, Germany
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very Much Paul ! I Enjoyed my time with you I wish you many many Happy Travels in the world!
Rachel OsbornUnited States
Fantastic, personalized experience w Nurelegn, an educated, friendly, helpful & outgoing guide. He speaks excellent English & has extensive knowledge of the country's history which he shared at museums, cathedrals, bustling markets & govt bldgs. He was flexible and allowed us to make our plans as we went along. If you want to tour the city, arranging w Nurelegn is the ONLY way to go! He was always on-time, prepared, & kept us safe. Even helped us negotiate in the markets by translating. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Racheal , Thank You Very Much , It is my pleasure to Meeting and Know your Familey .. I had a lot of Fun . Please Extend My christamss And Happy New year Wish for all the wow's !!!
Mariné PienaarSouth Africa
Nurelegn's tour is absolutely fantastic and I recommend it to anyone who would like to vist Addis Ababa. He waited patiently for me at the airport even though my flight was delayed for two hours and from the start he explained all the history, cultural and political aspects of Ehtiopia in great detail. He made sure I got to see everything I am interested in and even went shopping with me for a traditional dress. I loved this tour so much that I will do it again! Thanks Nure, you are a fantastic guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My self Had a great time with Mariné. Very intelligent lady loved the people and she know how to support and benefit the local people from Tourism. Thank you Very Much Mariné ! you are always welcome !
A very interesting full-day tour of famous sites in / around Addis, including the Ethiopian National Museum and Africa's largest outdoor market. The guide was very knowledgeable and later also helpful in locating an ATM and pharmacy in addition to driving me around to all the sights. I highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr. Graf , it was a very interesting day and the longest time in the National Museum I ever spent in the Museum! I really appreciate your Interest in In Ethiopia and Somalia . Please let me Know when you Decide to come here for your Road Trip I am more than Happy to help and share info . Thank you very Much !!!
Chad DuncanUnited States
Nurelegn was a great guide. We had a one day layover and spend the day with him. He was very accommodating and knowledgeable. I even forgot my sandals in the car and he came to meet us at the airport to give them back to me. I would recommend a tour with him to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Ducan, Thank you Very Much for Using your Short time to see My Country . Missing anything would be one of the Last thing we Expect to Hapen After cheacking Every thing . I am Glad I able to reach you on time to get Back your Sandals. I wish you more Travling Around the world and Africa. Thank you !
Stephen ScottUnited Kingdom
Nurelegn is AWESOME! I really enjoyed my time with him; highly recommended even for an "individualist traveler" like myself. Besides simply being a kind, fun, and intelligent person, he is extremely knowledgeable in historical, economic, political, social/cultural, and anthropological matters, not just relating to Ethiopia, but to Africa overall and beyond. I'm well educated myself, and well traveled, but I gained so many new insights and learned so much. Also: Nure's English is perfect. It was fantastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am Very thankful the opportunity to Meet you. you are very kind , open and relaxed towards every one . Even with the kids . I hope to meet you again. Thank you very much!!
Keith BroadwayUnited States
Nurelegn is a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and is very friendly. I would recommend the Blue Nile Gorge and Debre Libanos Monastery to anyone looking to go on a tour outside of Addis. I would recommend Nurelegn as a guide to anyone going to Addis Ababa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kieth, Thank you Very Much for your Kinddness .It was My pleasure having you here In Ethiopia. Best Reagds, Nurelegb
"nure" was was a very punctual and nice guide. He pro-actively discovered our interest field and partially adapted the stops to it, without we having to ask. Very professional! I really can recommand him. We were back on time largely confortable for our evening/night flight. Thanks Nure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Wim ! It was My pleasure to meet you .
Nurelegn was a great guide! He had a lot of knowledge and was willing to share it. He tailored the time to my wishes, and took me for great local food and coffee. With only 14hours in Addis, I am definitely glad I had Nuri's help! The Mercato was particularly great, and Nuri was friendly with all the locals and went at my pace wonderfully. Loved it!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Rebecca. I hope you are having a nice Holly day !
Michael Beumer-BrownerUnited States
This was a very varied and comprehensive tour . We did everything from visiting the Mercato to a tour to the hills to coffee roasting and tasting and more. Nurelegn took us to many places and did a great job in explaining the many aspects of history and culture of the area. I highly recommend taking a tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You very Much Mr. Browner . I wish the best time in Ethiopia for you and the Your Group.
John ZaiserUnited States
Nurelegn was a fantastic tour guide! We saw so much in our layover that we could never see by ourselves. Addis is a great city to explore, but it was Nurelegn's obvious knowledge and love for his country and history that made all the difference. From the market, to museums, to his patience with our shopping, he made it a very enjoyable trip. He took us out for some real Ethiopian food - not in a tourist trap. He helped me buy some of the best roasted coffee beans to bring home. Best value for the money!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Very Much ! Mr Zaiser ; please Extend My Gratitude to you wife too.
Scott CorenUnited States
Nurelegn was an exceptional guide. I travelled with my wife who has never been to Africa before and was apprehensive about going to so many new surroundings. Nurelegn made her feel very comfortable and secure and looked after her very well. He was very accommodating and explained each activity, bringing us to the ones we wanted to see and skipping the sites that we were less enthused about to make sure the tour was catered to our interests. He also brought us to a great dinner and show. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Very Much Mr. Coren ! I Wish you the Best for the Rest of Your Trip. Enjoy !
The trip to the Wenchi Crater Lake was very pleasant and our guide Nurelegn was very knowledgeable and nice. I surely recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Very Much Mrs. Bufalari . Extend My Thanks and best wishs to Evry one !
An excellent example of a small rock church.
Our only complaint is regarding the locals in the area who try to extract money from tourists. Nurelegn was very good in handling these issues, but the locals would be aggressive when he was out of sight and ask for "extra" tips and complain that any offered weren't as much as "others" would give.
Nurelegn is really a good guide and we have a lot of fun together. Unfortunately my remaining time slot was not big enough to cover all highlights but we can recommend the tour without any restrictions. Depending on this great experience we will probably come back and make a longer journey through this country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Seibel , Thank You Very Much , I understand the time but I wish You had More time . I Would be Very Grateful to Guide you again more of Ethiopia . Please extend My greetings to your Wife.
Nurelegn was an excellent guide - knowledgable and fun and open to shaping the tour to make it the best experience possible. I was amazed at how much I got to see and do in one day. It made a 15 hour layover an absolute pleasure. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Very Much Ms. Oke , I Hope to see You again in Ethiopia !
Nurelegan was a fantastic guide for our layover in Addis Ababa. We had a great time exploring the highlights of the city, and Nurelegn was well educated and informed about the sites we visited. We were particularly pleased at how accommodating he was to our dietary needs (strict vegetarians) and general interests and preferences for the day. As it was our first trip to Africa we felt safe and cared for. Some highlights included visiting the Red Terror Museum, the marketo and trying local coffee.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mrs Lafreniere; I really appreciate you Enjoy Your day In Addis and feel safe. I am Proud Addis Is one of the safest cities In the world and Growing so Fast. As You have Traveled a Lot I learn a lot from you and it will Improve me a lot. Hope to see You again! Extend My Gratitude for your Husband!
Janelle A.United States
Nurelegn was a wonderful guide! We felt like we were traveling with friend. He went the extra mile to help us when we were having ATM problems, found opportunities for us to see inside a mud hut and try our hand at plowing with a pair of oxen, took us to some sights only the locals would know about, and even extended our time together and took us to a traditional restaurant when he learned our flight was leaving late. He is knowledgable, friendly, and truly helpful. Loved this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Very Much Mrs. Aby For Your Visit. It was My Pleasure To Welcome You And Your Familley in My Country. Than you !
Nicola JamesUnited States
Enjoyed my tour w/ Nurelegn SO MUCH. He was early picking me up, did everything on the tour that we had agreed to and spent more than the allotted time taking me around. He even offered suggestions for the hours that remained after I was dropped off but I was too tired to do anything more! High recommendation for Nurelegn as a guide- so knowledgeable & friendly and speaks English very well. This man knows his history and all the facts to help you understand Ethiopia and its place in the world.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs James! Every day Is different For me and A New school day. I Learn A lot From My Customers. Thank you Very Much For your Time Wish You the Best with your Family !
Deandrea MitchellUnited States
Nurelegn is awesome! I can't say it enough! The city tour of addis is an explosion of so many fascinating people and smiles and welcoming faces but also the harsh realities of the poverty in addis. The people in merkato are very hard working people. I met some great people and Addis Ababa will always be a home to me. Nurelegn is a peoples person and he will make sure all your needs are met. This guy is the Michael Jordan of tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was Very Joyfull and your Kindness Visiting the Orphanage and the Feeding Center . Thank you so Much Brother !
Deandrea MitchellUnited States
Nurelegn isn't the best tour guide in Ethiopia.. He is the best tour guide in the world! I was nervous about my first trip into Africa and I must say I didn't feel nervous or have any worries at all with Nurelegn as my guide. He handeled everything for us and made sure we were safe at all times. He is very well spoken and knowledgable about his country. Very humble guy. This tour is the best tour I've ever done and this trip is special and takes you into the homes and hearts of many people. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brother ! It is you Not Me That goes In to people Heart Evry one you meet will Remember you for Long. And Ethiopia is the Safest country in the world !
Shanthi B.United States
Tour was absolutely fantastic - Nurelegn arrived on time and all arrangements were perfect. He was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable - answered all our questions, spotted wildlife, provided refreshments. He knew the route well - when to stop and rest and when to push forward. The hike itself was amazing - wonderful views and a great experience - well worth the effort. Driver was safe with vehicle in good condition. Can't rate this tour, and this guide, highly enough - wish there were more stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Very Much Mrs. Bhadriha . It is Your Effort which Made it Very Succesful Hike . I was So Happy to see you On The Top! Extend My Grattitude to Your Family !
Ann VaughanUnited States
Nurelegn was amazing! Arrived on time to my hotel, wowed me with history/great background on Ethiopia during the drive, and organized a fantastic tour. Highly highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is so Fun and Enjoyable Hike Ann ! thank you so Much for making it On Top of the Mountain. You are amazing Hiker and the First one to make it on the Top . 3385 Meter mount Damocha !
The tour by Nurelegn was perfect. Friendly and very well-informed. As a solo female traveler I felt very safe and enjoyed the conversation and information. I would recommend this experience with Nurelegn to absolutely everyone. It was a pleasure to see that despite cultural differences good people are the same around the world. I look forward to coming back soon and continuing to explore more of this vibrant city and country. Thank you! Maria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Very Much Maria! The best Part Of My Job is Meeting Disfferent People Like you from All Over the World. Thank you !
Yuri KuprashouSouth Africa
Excellent guide Nurelegn! We had a fantastic time in Ethiopia thanks to Nurelegn. He was able to accommodate all our requests quick and efficient. The tour exceeded our expectations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Very Much Mr. Kuprashou, It was a pleasure to Travel with you I hope to see you for another adventure!
Tanya OetkenUnited States
Our city tour was excellent. Nurelegn is very kind and speaks English quite well. He was very knowledgeable about Ethiopian history. He was also good to our young children and made us feel comfortable. We drove around the city and looked at sites, walked through the Merkato, visited the National Museum, went up Entoto Mountain, and had a nice lunch. He was also able to help us negotiate prices on a few items we wanted to purchase.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs . Oetken. Thank you Very Much it has Been a Great Pleasure spending Time with such a Loving Family. Thank you so Much !
Tanya OetkenUnited States
Wenchi is beautiful and we enjoyed it. Our daughter's favorite part of our trip was riding the horse on the mountain. Nurelegn is an excellent guide. Some notes on this particular tour: If you are staying on the east side of Addis, the ride each way is at least 4 hours. Take 2 days and stay the night. You will be driving on a bumpy, bad road right on the edge of a huge cliff for about 20 minutes which was scary. You need to be in quite good shape to do the hike if you are not used to the altitude.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Very Much Mrs. Oetken. I Had Great time with you and your Familly : I am Glad your Kihana loved the Horse Riding . I Totally Agree with you it is Much Better to spend 2 days with additional activities/sight seen . Your Program didn't allow you to do so. I wish to Meet you and your Family In Ethiopia again. Please Extend My best to all.
Julia VlajicUnited States
This was a great day trip outside of Addis. Nurelegn is a gracious host who is communicative and very knowledgeable about his city and country. Wenchi is a beautiful area and after a few days in the city, spending some quite time on the lake and at the monastery was refreshing. While we did drive to the location in a 4-wheel drive equipped van, the roads can be quite bumpy getting in and out of the crater lake.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am Thankful to Mrs. & Mr Vlajic for a great day with them in the crater benefiting the local community. we payed entrance fee, Rent Boat and hired a horse which benefit directly the local people .they are organised by German NGO called GTZ. we are very hopeful soon our government change that last bumpy road into concrete asphalt and make the Trip shorter and smoother. thank you so much.
Nurelegn was great, our flight was 4 hours late but he was waiting for us. We had some great food and then saw the city as best we could in the time we had. He answered all our questions and will take you to get some fantastic coffee. It was a great way to spend my layover.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Hickey . I wish you to have a nice Holiday Vacations !
Nurelegn is a very good tour guide. First, when I arrived at the airport, my luggage didn't come with me and I dealed with the Problem with Ethiopian Airlines for three hours. I couldn't contact Nurelegn and tell him to wait, but he still waited for me for a long time. Next, he took me to see many attractions in Addis Ababa and enjoyed the traditional Ethiopian food. And he explained to me many things about Ethiopia clearly. We finished the tour by watching Ethiopian dance in a very astonishing place.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a nice Day to spend with Pohan , who has a lot of interests and Hobie's. of-course Airlines ! specially During Holidays and Bad weather are Tribally so bad and Expected.
Kelly SitesUnited States
Nurelegn was a wonderful tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I would recommend his tour to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you Ms. Sites it was a nice day having you Here in Addis. I wish you the best.
Tim KelsallUnited Kingdom
I wanted a guide to help me take photos on a morning around Addis. Nurelegn prepared an excellent itinerary and looked after me in some challenging situations. He was also very pleasant and relaxed throughout, answering all my questions without lecturing me. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Kelsall It was a nice morning in the church , the Mrket and street and Educational for me in Learning some tip on The lights. I wish you the best and will keep following your site Tim Kelsall Photography.
Nurelegn was a great guide and travel companion . He provided me with a great feel for the country and its people . The Local aspect is what made this trip special. He took me to a cultural show in Addis that I consider the best anywhere I have traveled.He went the extra mile and I will recommend him any day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you Mr. Gorham , it was my pleasure to have you here and very Enjoyable Two days. I wish you Many more happy Travel.
Jennifer JacksonUnited States
I am ever so pleased with me few short hours in Ethiopia. Obviously traveling alone a private guide will be expensive. However, Nurelegn made my day wonderful. I was able to see both the city and the beautiful countryside. After a safari guide in Tanzania, not with tours by locals.com, who decided to work on his schedule it was even more of a joy to have someone willing to work on mine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Jackson,it was a very lovely day. Every Time it is so Different with different people. the Experience is so big and ever felt. Especially with an Experienced Traveler like you. I am More Than Happy to have more people in the same tour.
Two of us took this tour and thought it was great. The hike has a gentle, forested, bottom half and a tougher walk through high farm country above the forest. It would be easy to take a day walking just the forest, which had ample wildlife on the day of our walk, including bushbuck, colobus monkeys, wild boar, a troop of baboons and a great variety of birds. Nurelegn was an effective and knowledgeable guide and provided us with insights into life in Ethiopia. We had a long satisfying day in good company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr. Rose, We were Very luck to see all the animals in our Trekking , I could say the best I have ever seen in the forest. which some times not possible . that is the reason I want my customers not to Expect too much.
Nurelegn has been the best guide we have never had. He is a serious and helpful guy who introduced us in the real ethiopian life, walking with us around Addis Ababa. We joined a special day with him and we found ToursbyLocal a serious and very organized association. We reccomend it for your day in Addis Ababa because they are so kind during our stop flight in 1 day there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Paoletti, you Have been the best Guest Here also , I am sure you Enjoyed the Rest of your Trip too. Extend My best to all!!!
Not knowing what to expect on a 17 hour layover in Addis Ababa, I was totally amazed at how Nurelegn became so close (as friends) to my wife and I. He went above and beyond to attentively take care of us from 8 in the morning till 10 at night...WE ended the day at a popular night club with traditional meals and entertainment.. leaving Ethiopia with the WOW factor I hadn't expected. Truly a fine gentlemen ,great knowledge and accommodating. I would recommend totally for a few hours or a few days ... Doug
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr and Mrs. Boyd were very kind . Above all the Great time I had , It was also a Moment seeing theire love and caring to wards Children ! I wish them all the best and All I can say is Thank you very Much !!! With best Regards
Michelle M.United Arab Emirates
Very interesting tour. Both driver and tour guide were very accommodating and helpful. They gave us a great suggestion for evening entertainment as well and were helpful in getting us there. Top tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms . Mckenna it was a pleasure to Have you in our country . I am very Pleased to know you had a good Time at the Traditional Dance show too . Extend My best to all .
Emi KamimuraUnited States
Thank you for the wonderful day trip ADD, Nurelegn! We really enjoyed city tour and were admired by your preparation for this trip. He had always replied quickly and answered about our questions with his sincere since we planed the trip. We really like Ethiopia thanks for you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am morethan Happy My customers From Japan had enjoy the Tour, because the month is the very difficult in my personal life . Very very much Happy your Holiday was great in Ethiopia . I am very lucky to know you and you friends . Thank you Ms. Kamimura !
John-Erik EmmetsbergerUnited States
Nurelegen is a great guide. I had some changes with my flight as well as a delay in getting my transit visa; even with those delays considered, Nurelegn was very happy in greeting me and put together a great tour that took me from the airport that morning back to the airport at night. We saw some great sights in Addis and the trip was very comfortable and indeed memorable -- I will now forever dream of Ethiopian coffee! The service was incredibly friendly and customized to my needs - a perfect stopover!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John-Erik Thank you for your very kind words. I am really happy you had the perfect day as you want it to be. I really enjoyed the day my self and you were very open and relaxed. thank you so much!
Kathy NixonUnited States
Guide is knowledgeable and professional. He makes sure that his clients enjoy the tour. I highly recommend this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Nixon I am very thankful and happy you enjoy your time in Addis. I wish you many many Enjoyable travels all over the world.
The pick-up was exactly on time, the hiking was exactly what I wanted. The guide even brought some Ethiopian food prepared by his mother! The reason for 4 stars, rather than 5, is that the guide's knowledge of the local wildlife was not good, but he knows this and says he intends to learn. He dealt with a local farmer who insisted on being an extra guide well. The local wildlife guide at the forest was very helpful, but irritated me by asking if I could find her a "sponsor" for more education.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Clayton Thank you so much you are very kind. This is very important to me so I can improve myself. I have no experience on bird watching and that requires more than the love I have for birds. The tour was about trekking in the forest & because I noticed you love birds, I hired a forest guide. It was the forest official firts advice to not pay anyone approaching you. Because that avoid hassle for most travelers. I am sorry for all and I promise that next time I will be a bird expert.
Matt ArtisanUnited States
Great tour super friendly and extremely knowledgable!!! highly recommend Nurelegn!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Matt you are very Kind !!! also for sharing your Knowledge and Idea. I Hope to meet you Again !
Henry JonesUnited States
Nurelegn was superb. He went out of his way to accommodate us and gave us every opportunity to interact with the Ethiopian people. He made our visit to Addis Ababa very special and we highly recommend him as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Jones And Mr. Oxenrider thank you for the lovely Adventure. I am happy you Enjoy another Christmas In Ethiopia. I enjoy the tour my self.
It was great, just a tour as expected ! Good program with reservation if needed , very good choices for restaurant and café's. It's was possible to change anything if we wanted, Nurelegn showed us so many things, even the mercato where we wouldn't go alone. The railway station is worthwhile to visit (if you speak french, the guide also he is great!), We did so much during our transit (10 ours), we will remember it !!!Thank You Nurelegn !!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really greatfull to be chosen by the customers. It was great responsibility to take 2 parents and 2 children from the airport and back to the airport on time. It makes me happy to see they are satisfied with my service. The kids was really amazing !!! It was comfortable to talk about anything with them. I enjoy my time with them. Hope to meet you all again. PS. Extend my best to all. Thank you very much Gilon !!!
Maureen MacCarthyUnited States
Although I have worked and travelled extensively, this was my first trip to Addis Ababa and I wanted to be sure to see the city. I can't say enough about Nure and our driver Birhan. I saw so much, learned so much and felt like I spent the day with friends. When I return, I will look for my friends again! Thank you Nure for such a warm welcome, a great tour, lovely conversation and your kindness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maureen Thank you very much for choosing Me for your important Addis Ababa city tour . We really enjoyed a company of the nicest guest we ever meet. your sense of hummer , kindness and nice personality is what is always make every one to be your friend . language was not even the barrier to have a hummer with locals you meet . Thank you so much for your kindness and lovely conversation . i look forward meeting you again.