My husband and I just got back from Ethiopia and wanted to pass on the contact details of some guides we met on the way.
1. Liben Chame speaks good English, seems to know everything about the country and offers good prices. He can organise ANYTHING you want to do in the country. He went out of his way every time we wanted to do stuff or change the plan in any way. It is not easy to find a good guide in Ethiopia who is not interested only about the money so here you go:
Home: +251 911652649
Mobile: +251 111249078
2. In Lalibela, we were very lucky with the guide we found to visit the churches. He gave the right amount of information, his English was very good, and for the same price he showed us the market and even negotiated for us when we wanted to buy things.
3. An Omo Valley guide we met in Arba Minch speaks good English and seems to have all the contacts needed to show you the “off the beaten track” villages.
Home: +251 468850173
Mobile: +251 911061092
4. This guide we met in Bahir Dar. His English is perfect, he took us to see the waterfalls when there was no one, he negotiated us into a trip for the lake so we paid less and went out of his way to make us happy with restaurants, hotels, cars… would really use him again if back in the country. He might be able to take you around the country as well if you need him to.
Tewodros Firew (Teddy)