Alex was excellent. He worked very hard and was extremely confident in the field. His Italian languages skills are perfect, his calm manner in dealing with tricky situations is admirable and he has a real sense of looking after people. He was also extremely helpful to the cook and in assisting us when we had issues to deal with.
Natan Demessie and Maru Hussien was an asset to the trip. They were always on time and went beyond the call of duty to assist our group, the clients and the local people in making it a smooth trip for the clients.
Well varied and very high quality. It exceeded all expectations from me and the group.
woube is somewhat close to a miracle. He cooks better food that I have had in the Ghion hotel in Addis – when we had a wild camping in Sudan. His attention to hygiene is outstanding. No one was sick on the trip and this I believe is due to his professional way of working.
Thank you to all simba tours Ethiopia staff for packing everything so carefully. The matters were brilliant. The new tents were excellent and the fact that they were so easy to put was, was fabulous. The camp chairs and tables were great and the camping showers were essential.
We had a nice wild camping site in North Sudan especially carima and old dongola.
In general the entire hotel they were Good in Ethiopian and Sudan side.
Over all a great trip from my perspective.
I can tell you I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the chance to go on
this trip. I had always wanted to visit Africa but it seemed like a "maybe
someday" possibility. I loved learning about the fascinating history of
Ethiopia and experiencing the beauty of Zanzibar. Highlights were
definitely the rock-hewn churches and coffee ceremony we saw in Lalibela.
Our Simba tours guide in Ethiopia, Belete, was an absolute treasure. He displayed a perfect combination of competence, knowledge (able to tell compelling stories about every sight we saw) and good humor (always smiling and seeming to enjoy himself). Having him along really enhanced our experience. All the other simba tours driver we dealt with were also great. The hotels we stayed in were clean and comfortable. It was nice to be able to modify our itinerary.
My wife and I took a 23-day tour with simba Tours to the rift valley and Omo River areas (Southern Nations and Tribes) in October, 2010. We want to thank you for the professionalism of your staff, and for the thoroughness of your tour arrangements. Our Driver-guide was Natan Demessie. He is a knowledgeable and courteous guide who is dedicated to helping others see and experience the traditional beauty and cultures of Ethiopia. He was flexible, informative, and always attentive to our needs. And he was sensitive to the concerns of the local villages and people that we visited. His enthusiasm about each of the various tribes we visited was contagious. The accommodations were also fine. We only wish we had had more time. Please let us know if there anything more that we can do for you. We got some great photos- but then we expect most visitors do.