Read what our clients have said about Solomon Berhe Tours.
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Testimonial from David
Hartwell (Minneapolis, USA)
My wife and I decided we would like to
arrange a trip to Ethiopia in 2004,
primarily focused on birdwatching. I
undertook a web search and found
Solomon's web page during that search. I
e-mailed him and other companies that
claimed to offer travel services in
Ethiopia an inquiry with some questions.
I quickly found that he was far and above
the most knowledgeable of the responses I
We eventually decided to engage him
for a 3 week private trip, entirely based
on e-mail conversations. We are generally
adventure minded but it is always a bit
unsettling to show up in a place you are
not familiar with at all and just hope
that the arrangements you have made and
paid for will be what you expect.
Whatever fears we had were totally
unfounded. We were met at the airport and
had an experience that was everything we
expected. The arrangements were what were
promised, as were the attention to our
expectations. Solomon is a great
traveling companion, a great locator of
birds as well as organizing an
We identified an amazing 409 species
of birds on our three week trip as well
as a number of animals including the
extremely endangered and endemic
We would have no reservations about
recommending Solomon and his organization
to anyone wanting to travel to Ethiopia.
If you have any questions or want
additional information, please feel free
to contact me.
Testimonial from Bill
Stern (Yorkshire, England)
We had a wonderful time. Every aspect
of the trip was an adventure and Solomon
was the perfect guide - never, ever getting
in the way of our experience and always
enhancing it. We felt safe and looked
after throughout and had so many
metaphorical doors opened for us.
Hailemaryam, the driver, was superb.
Thanks for helping us with our trip and
thanks for your wisdom and perspicacity
in linking with Solomon.
Testimonial from David and
Can we thank all of you for the recent
holiday in Ethiopia (4-23 March)? The
organisation of this was superb and we
cannot give too much praise for the
exceptional way in which the staff on the
ground aided us. Everyone arrived on
time, all the flights and transfers
occurred without problems and "the
team" always had a smile, even under
the most adverse weather circumstances.
In particular the trekking team were
brilliant; Mullat's knowledge about the
flora and fauna of the Simiens was
exceptional and his flexible approach to
our needs was great. China 's reputation
as a cook went before him: his appearance
in a white chef's outfit on the first
night had us in heaps of laughter, and
his choice of menu etc was excellent. We
had far better food than in the hotels
when on trek. Other clients would
definitely benefit from their presence in
the future. Brehani, our scout was a kind
and gentle man, always ready with a smile
even though we had no language in common.
Our guides in Gondar (Johannes),
Lalibela (Hash), and Axum (Tekle) were
all very knowledgeable and again showed a
flexibility, which enabled us to get the
best out of our holiday.
Once again, thank you. We will
certainly be recommending Solomon Berhe
to my friends and colleagues who may want
to follow in our footsteps.
Highland Coffees is an old
friend of Solomon Berhe Tours.
Like Solomon Berhe, we too have
an interest in the flora of
Ethiopia. We buy and roast the
best of Ethiopia's Arabica
coffee and wish to see the
coffee bearing forests
Please click for link to
Highland Coffee's website