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Travel Ethiopia is a private, eco-minded tour and safari operator established in 1994. Its vast experience allows Travel Ethiopia to introduce the traveler to the myriad facets of Ethiopia’s past and present. Its two directors have extensive experience in tourism. Samrawit Moges has directed tours throughout the country since 1981.

Thomas Mattanovich has been traveling around Ethiopia since the late 1960s, taking visitors to the remotest areas. Born in the former Yugoslavia, Thomas came to Ethiopia at the age of 13. An Ethiopian citizen, he speaks 3 Ethiopian and 6 European languages. Both Samrawit and Thomas have a deep commitment to Ethiopia’s environment, wildlife and community development.

They also pay a particular attention to empowering women. Their commitment to the development of the local community is manifested through the establishment of Bilen Lodge along the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia, in the Afar region, 290 km from the capital city. Bilen Lodge has created employment for 25 local residents in Afar. Through consultation and discussions with the elders of the local community, early marriage and other negative traditional practices have been visibly minimized. Furthermore, a certain percentage of profits from the lodge along with some levy on visitors go to projects which are prioritized as useful by the community. The funds from the lodge also support a nearby local school.

Travel Ethiopia has a team of experienced and dedicated staff. The guides are highly qualified and multi-lingual, while the coordinators have extensive knowledge of the country. Travel Ethiopia also has a modern fleet for remote regions and up- to-date camping gears which adds to its smooth tour operation. This allows Travel Ethiopia to provide its visitors with a wonderful trip at a competitive rate. The main activity of Travel Ethiopia is to guide and organize tours and safaris for local and foreigner visitors within Ethiopia, including sightseeing and educational trips on historic sites, ethnicities, folklore, fauna and flora and scientific research trips performed by the specialized staff members of our company.


To be the leading tour operator in Ethiopia, known for our reliable and high-quality service and customer satisfaction.


To provide high standard services to our clients, allowing them to have a unique experience and taste of Ethiopia, its intact culture, rich history and natural environment through our motivated and well-experienced team.


  • Authentic experiences
  • Innovative
  • Interactive itineraries
  • Competitive rate
  • Flexibility
  • Accountability
  • Quality service
  • Efficiency
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Women empowerment
  • Responsible tourism

Other services we provide include:

  • Tours and Safaris (established routes or tailor-made to your requirements)
  • Wellness Tour
  • Hotel and Lodge booking
  • Camping equipment and car rental
  • International and domestic air ticket booking and itinerary planning
  • Meet and assist services and airport transfers
  • Processing of visas
  • Organizing conference

While we cannot guarantee the whole 7 years or any permanent effects, traveling with Travel Ethiopia and the combination of our special knowledge and Ethiopia’s range of human and natural diversity will be an enriching experience.

You will certainly feel younger by the end of your trip. We are associated with prominent tour operators in Europe and over the past years we have has hosted several VIP clients including a group of 150 members of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, lead by the Rev. Calvin O. Butts III in September 2007 and in February 2012 88 VIP group of TCS & Star quest Expeditions.

About us

Welcome to Ethiopia- an ancient wonderland with rich cultural traditions, architectural remains, natural beauty and enormously hospitable people. Ethiopia has a history of over 3,000 years, which has been preserved in a remarkable manner. Only in Ethiopia will you find yourself dramatically transported back in time through the participation in sacred rituals of an archaic faith.

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Our Address

Ayat Apartment ground and first Floor

Walking Distance from UNECA, Guinea Conakry Street
Addis Ababa  Ethiopia
Po.Box. 9438
Office:   +251 115 52 54 78