Travel Ethiopia is a private, eco-minded tour and safari operator established in 1994. Its vast experience allows Travel Ethiopia to introduce the traveler to the myriad facets of Ethiopia’s past and present.

Its two directors have extensive experience in tourism.

– Samrawit Moges has directed tours throughout the country since 1981.

– Thomas Mattanovich has been travelling around Ethiopia since the late 1960s, taking visitors to the remotest areas. Born in the former Yugoslavia, Thomas came to Ethiopia at the age of 13. An Ethiopian citizen, he speaks 3 Ethiopian and 6 European languages.

– Both Samrawit and Thomas have a deep commitment to Ethiopia’s environment, wildlife and community development. They also pay particular attention to empowering women. Their commitment to the development of the local community is manifested through the establishment of Bilen Lodge along the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia, in the Afar Region, 290 Kms. from the capital city. Bilen Lodge has created employment opportunity for 25 local residents in Afar. Through consultation and discussions with the elders of the local community, early marriage and other harmful traditional practices have been visibly minimized. Furthermore, a certain percentage of profits from the lodge along with some levy on visitors go to projects which are prioritized as useful by the community. The funds from the lodge also support a nearby local school.

– Travel Ethiopia has a team of experienced and dedicated staff. The guides are highly qualified and multi-lingual, while the coordinators have extensive knowledge of the country. Travel Ethiopia also has a modern fleet for remote regions and up-to-date camping gears which adds to its smooth tour operation. This allows Travel Ethiopia to provide its visitors with a wonderful trip at a competitive rate.

The main activity of Travel Ethiopia is to guide and organize tours and safaris for local and foreigner visitors within Ethiopia, including sightseeing and educational trips on historic sites, ethnicities, folklore, fauna & flora and scientific research trips performed by its specialized staff members of the company. Other services that Travel Ethiopia provides include:

Tours and Safaris (established routes or tailor-made to customer’s requirement)
Wellness Tour
Hotel and Lodge booking
Camping equipment and car rental
International & domestic air ticket booking and itinerary planning
Meet & assist services and airport transfers
Processing of visas
Organizing conference

Travel Ethiopia is associated with prominent tour operators in Europe and over the past years it has hosted several VIP clients including a group of 150 members of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, lead by the Rev. Calvin O. Butts III in September, 2007 and in February, 2012, 88 VIP group of TCS & Starquest Expeditions.


To become the leading tour operator in Ethiopia known for its reliable, high quality services and customer satisfaction.


To provide high standard services to clients, allowing them to have a unique Ethiopian experience; its intact culture, rich history and nature through motivated and knowledgeable team.


Real experiences & adventure
Innovative & interactive itineraries
Competitive rates
Flexibility & accountability
Integrity & honesty
Women empowerment
Responsible tourism

WHY Travel Ethiopia

Its dedication as a travel conscious team,
Promptness in communications (in handling requests),
Its attention to details,
The personalized service rendered by its competent and friendly staff members,
Sincerity in its service execution,
Its zero tolerance to compromise clients safety,
Problem-solving mind-set,
It has almost two decades of a stellar reputation,
Team work moving in unity,
Always on the lookout for new occurrences to ‘wow’ travelers and enrich their experience,
Its aim at exceeding expectations,
Its flexibility in re-assessing the demands of clients and providing the most convenient option,
Being the pioneers of eco-tourism in the country, it’s earnest dedication to the eco-system,
It’s sustainable involvement with local communities to assist them economically through tourism and also support various women initiatives to promote their empowerment and
As member of the Rotary Club, Travel Ethiopia is also well placed in fulfilling its Corporate Social Responsibilities.

Samrawit Moges – Managing Director

Tel: +251 11 552 54 78, 551 01 68, 550 88 70/ 552 31 65

Fax: +251 11 551 02 00

P.O.Box: 9438 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Office Location: Kasanchis, a walking distance from UNECA in front of Aphrodite Hotel, Guinea Conakry Street, Addis Ababa