Private guides and guided tours in Ethiopia
Private guides in Ethiopia
(Dawit Solomon) King Dawit Tours Ethiopia is one of the pioneer tour guides based in a beautiful & lush Ethiopia since 2009 via his own tour packages and facilitation. Safety and comfort are priority at my professional service.
I have been working as a part time tour guide for various tour companies, an instructor in a small tourism college and a travel coordinator for one agency in Addis Ababa as a full time job since June, 2010. I am responsible for arranging travel for Tourists.
Currency: Birr (ETB)
CAPITAL CITY OF Ethiopia: Addis Ababa
LANGUAGE OF Ethiopia: English
CURRENCY OF Ethiopia: Birr (ETB)
COMMENTS ABOUT Ethiopia:
Ethiopia - officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country situated in the Horn of Africa
Cities : Addis Ababa (Capital), Adama (Nazareth), Axum, Bahir Dar, Dire-Dawa, Gondar, Harar, Lalibela, Mekele, Moyale
Best Places : Abijatta Shalla Lakes National Park, Awash National Park, Bale Mountains National Park, Mago National Park, Neshisar National Park, Omo National Park Simien National Park, Sodere - Spa resort, Wolo Highlands, Yangudi National Park
Electricity : 220V/50Hz (European & Italian plugs)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Calling code :+251
Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, one exception being the Italian occupation of 1936-41. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), in 1991. A constitution was adopted in 1994 and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A two and a half year border war with Eritrea ended with a peace treaty on 12 December 2000. Final demarcation of the boundary is currently on hold due to Ethiopian objections to an international commission's finding requiring it to surrender sensitive territory.
CLIMATE OF Ethiopia: Tropical monsoon with wide topographic-induced variation. The weather can be chilly in Addis and other areas where the elevation is high.
RELIGION OF Ethiopia: Muslim 45%-50%, Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%, animist 12%, other 3%-8%
POPULATION OF Ethiopia: 67,851,281 - estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2004 est.)>
ECONOMY OVERVIEW OF Ethiopia: Ethiopia's poverty-stricken economy is based on agriculture, which accounts for half of GDP, 60% of exports, and 80% of total employment. The agricultural sector suffers from frequent drought and poor cultivation practices. Coffee is critical to the Ethiopian economy with exports of some $156 million in 2002, but historically low prices have seen many farmers switching to qat to supplement income. The war with Eritrea in 1998-2000 and recurrent drought have buffeted the economy, in particular coffee production. In November 2001 Ethiopia qualified for debt relief from the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative. Under Ethiopia's land tenure system, the government owns all land and provides long-term leases to the tenants; the system continues to hamper growth in the industrial sector as entrepreneurs are unable to use land as collateral for loans. Drought struck again late in 2002, leading to a 2% decline in GDP in 2003. Return to normal weather patterns late in 2003 should help agricultural and GDP growth recover in 2004. The government estimates that annual growth of 7% is needed to reduce poverty.
Popular tours in Ethiopia
Trekking tour in Addis AbabaExpedition to Danakil depression and Tigray Rock hewn Churches
Hiking tour in Addis AbabaHiking in the Simien Mountains - Roof of Africa
Private tour in LalibelaNorthern Historic Route of Ethiopia
Culture and History tour in Arba MinchSouthern Omo Valley Adventure of Ethiopia
Private tour in Addis AbabaThe Grand Tour to admire Abyssinia endemic birds
Dear In order to tour most of the historic route tour in Ethiopia you need at list 4 days. You should never miss to see Bahardar, Lalibela and axum. If you give 5 day you can include Gondar.