Experience the Real Ethiopia with Tesfa Tours


Mequat Mariam community guest house

  • Trek in Ethiopia with rural communities in the Ethiopian Highlands

  • Visit the ancient capitals and historic heartland of Abyssinia

  • Let us develop a personal itinerary with you so that you can see the best of this wonderful country


    Monk at Ura Kidane Mehret, Zege peninsular on Lake Tana

Tesfa Tours support the community tourism work that has been developed over the last 10 years or so. All the tours we promote include a stay with local communities that puts income directly into their hands and gives you, their guest, memories of a unique and wonderful experience.

It will be a holiday that truly lifts the soul.


Fasilidas Castle compound, Gondar

Tesfa Tours can put together a holiday that blends treks with the local communities with visits to the more traditional tourist attractions that Ethiopia offers: Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Gondar or Axum. Read on to see how we can help design a holiday to suit your needs…Also see some of more feedback have a look at what our  guests have to say in our guest book.


View of the Agame Massif in Tigray - from Enaf community guest house

 Jo Ricks and Jeffrey Clark, Washington, D.C.  USA, guests who did a tour of Northern Ethiopia in Jan/Feb 2014:

“Tesfa Tours absolutely delivers on their promise to show you the Real Ethiopia.  We were exposed to incredible sights–ancient castles, churches and monasteries–but also to people as they live in the countryside.  We were greeted by literally hundreds of small children and visited a schoolhouse where classes were underway.  We even observed a beautiful wedding ceremony quite intimately.  The Tesfa guides were first rate without exception.  This is a professional group of people who are devoted to showing you the best the country has to offer.  Our experience was totally positive.”


A relaxing beer at the end of a trek in Meket

Guests who trekked in Tigray in May 2013

“….. we enjoyed the Tesfa trek in Tigray … it was all just perfect. We loved it all from the accommodation, the routes, the views, the variety of scenery, the drops, the degree of challenge, the sunsets and very important the guide was superb. All the accommodation was good and we felt very well received at all three places.”

Guests on an ambling walk along the Meket plateau Nov 2010

“The trek itself was almost beyond description- 4 days and three nights of an experience which has touched us all very deeply and will stay with us forever.”


Giant Lobelia on Mnt Abuna Yoseph (3,286m)

Guests doing a challenging trek to the Afro Alpine mountain Nov 2010

“Our party of 6 guests took the first trek from Meket to Lalibela. The trip is about 160 km/100 miles and included the Abune Yosef summit (+/-4,300m). A week after returning I’m still not quite sure where to start describing the trip, it was so much more than we expected.”


Lalibela - Bete Giyorgis church

Let Tesfa Tours arrange a special blend of treks with the communities, along with the historical places that illustrate the Ethiopia’s fabulous history.

Guests on a trip to Northern Ethiopia Easter 2013

“Thank you for the most wonderful trip to Ethiopia. I had an absolutely fantastic time and can’t get over how beautiful the country is and how lovely and friendly the people. Thank you again for all your hard work in organising the trip. I would definitely recommend Tesfa Tours to anyone thinking of visiting Ethiopia and hopefully will be able to come back again myself and do another trip with you.”



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