Committed to the satisfaction of its customers and the development of the tourism industry in the country, Paradise Ethiopia Travel is a private, wholly Ethiopian owned DMC.
With branch offices across the country and a team of young, professional and multi- lingual tourist guides, drivers and cooks, Paradise Ethiopia Travel is bringing professionalism to the industry and pleasure to those it serves. Paradise Ethiopia Travel organizes package tours, tailor made holidays, MICE, car hire, hotel reservations, and tourism consultancy services for visitors to the country and the Horn of Africa.
Many prominent tour companies from all over the world work together with Paradise Ethiopia Travel to offer a quality service. With representatives in Germany (African Dreams), the UK (AMG Ltd.), North America (TRUMARKETING) and France (CRH France), Paradise Ethiopia Travel ensures good communication and promotional links to maximize the holiday experience.
With a large fleet of modern 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers, comfortable Toyota Coaster buses and minibuses, Paradise Ethiopia Travel provides ideal transport to explore the rugged mountainous terrain and the muddy, sandy lowlands of the Omo River valley. With Paradise Ethiopia Travel – the # 1 tour operator in the number and quality of fleet, knowledge and experience of employees, and highest organization in many other ways - visitors can explore the untouched nature and culture of this gifted land with new and unforgettable experiences every minute of the day.
For camping needs, Paradise Ethiopia Travel has excellent equipment suitable for the country’s weather conditions. The high quality tents from Sweden, Spain and Belgium that are both spacious and have excellent head height, are matched by quality equipment, including tables and chairs, air mattresses, bed sheets, generators, camping lights, and cooking and dining materials.
Add to this the fact that our cooks are highly professional providing five star, three course meals, and the camping is luxurious and unforgettable. Our fluent English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian, Korean and Chinese speaking guides have many years of experience, have studied tour guiding, and are able to provide customers an assured quality service.
Our excellent relationship with various organizations such as Federal and Regional Government Offices, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ethiopian Airlines, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Addis Ababa City Administration, makes for a very smooth trip every time. Take, for example, the Meskel festival (celebrating the finding of the True Cross), Timket (Epiphany), or any other festival in Addis Ababa, and we can provide VIP badges so that visitors can attend the ceremonies up close. To top off the unique tours with more experience of Ethiopian culture, Paradise Ethiopia Travel arranges national dinner parties, traditional folklore dances and Ethiopian coffee ceremonies.
Established in 1997 (private business ownership was only permitted in Ethiopia after 1991) and a founder member of the Ethiopian Tour Operators Association, Paradise Ethiopia Travel is also a member of ASA - Anerkannte Spezialisten fur Afrika-Reisen, JATA – the Japan Association of Travel Agents, and APTA – the Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa.
Our head office is located in Addis Ababa, Asmara Road, and branch offices are found throughout the country in Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela, Axum, Debark (Simien Mountains), Mekele, Dire Dawa, Harar, Gambella, Arbaminch and Jinka, with more than 60 employees.
The young couples, Fitsum Gezahegne Lakew and Timar Negussie Zergaw are heading up this progressive and friendly company in a manner that seeks to maximize the satisfaction of everyone involved. Fitsum is a graduate of Travel Operations, Agriculture, and Political Science & International Relations, with Masters in International Relations, another Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies, now working on his PhD in International Relations spent half of his life in guiding and operating tours and also organizing MICE in Ethiopia and East Africa. In addition to pioneering many tour companies before establishing the highly appreciated Paradise Ethiopia Travel, he was also involved in educating tourism professionals offering training on ‘Tour Operations and Tour Guiding’ in Ethiopian educational establishments. Now he is even serving as the President of the Ethiopian Tour Operators Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the highly prestigious Catering and Tourism Training Center, a member of the National Business and Economic Coalition Committee, a member of the National Tourism Board that is chaired by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and also a member of the Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Agency also chaired by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Timar is also a graduate of tourism from two different colleges, a graduate of Marketing Management and with Masters in Management; she is a leading figure among the very few Ethiopian professional women in tourism. She is working hard at increasing the professionalism and quality of the tourism sector.
We invite you to come and discover this unique land, which we refer to as the Garden of Eden through Paradise Ethiopia Travel.