Hi everyone, my husband and I went on our first Ethiopia trip about a month ago and I promised myself I would write about my guide because I was just so completely impressed with him. My third time travelling with a guide and I usually feel like they're ok, and after a few days in their presence I start to wish my husband and I had gone on our own... :) But not this time!
This review is for Yusuf Abdusalam, an awesome tour guide we had on our first trip (and only trip so far, but we ARE going back and will absolutely hire him again!) to Ethiopia, which was 12 days in the Southern part of the country. We found Yusuf via an Israeli traveler tips website and he came highly recommended. Out of all the travel guide companies we wrote to he was on of the first to get back to us, and remained incredibly attentive and flexible throughout the planning process and absolutely throughout the entire trip. He adapted to and accommodated each and every one of our requests and preferences from beginning to end with the patience of basically a saint. It was truly a pleasure spending so much time with Yusuf because he has a great energy and love for his country and for showing it in its true identity to those who come to visit, his enthusiasm is infectious and delightful. He is incredibly organized and thoughtful, he knows his stuff and he is, in general, a truly awesome guy who loves to learn about other cultures and genuinely takes an interest in getting to know his clients as much as they get to know him and his amazing homeland. Yusuf quickly became a dear friend to us and we still keep in touch. He made this the trip of a lifetime and also a trip to inspire soooo much more travelling! Thanks Yusuf!!