Welcome to Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours


Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) is local tour operator in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We operate tours exclusively in Ethiopia with special focus on short trips in and around Addis Ababa. Our specialization is in serving individual, families, and business travelers on layover at Addis Ababa.

Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) specializes in organizing small group size private: -

  • City tours in Addis Ababa (short layover tour and full-day sightseeing visits of Addis Ababa City)
  • Day trips around Addis Ababa (day tour to Debre Libanos Monastery, excursion to Adadi Mariam Rock Church and Rift Valley) and 
  • Multi day tours in Ethiopia (two- and three-days trips near Addis Ababa and special interest tours in Ethiopia)

Why to travel Ethiopia with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

Check our frequently booked tours are The Full-Day City Tour of Addis Ababa, day trip from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery, and Day Tour to Adadi Mariam Rock Cut Church.

Top attractions to visit and things-to-do in Addis Ababa are included in your private sightseeing city tour with us.

In addition to our renowned tours of Addis Ababa city and day excursions around the city, we offer flexible 2- or 3-days tours with individualized itineraries. See list of 2 days tours near Addis Ababa we organize, and contact us for booking or customizing.

Typical tours of Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours are one or two days private small group tours led by expert local tour guides.

The long journey of Ethiopia with us takes you on sightseeing tours to the historical route of northern Ethiopia. We offer tailor-made cultural and nature trips to the Omo Valley (south Ethiopia). We use domestic flights of Ethiopian Airlines, as necessary, when planning private tours in Ethiopia

Muluken Girma Mule from Merit Ethiopian Experience ToursMerit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) was established in September 2008 by Muluken Girma - a professional Ethiopian tour operator and tour guide. Muluken Girma is shortly and fondly called 'MULÉ'.

MULÉ welcomes you to Ethiopia warmly. MEET MULÉ and his partners at - https://www.meetmule.com/

As a small tour operator in ongoing updates and coping up with current trends to be the #best #tour #company in #Ethiopia, we try our best to add utmost value in

- offering individualized tours (1) and travel related services

- providing safe and enjoyable trips (2) at all times

- conducting sustainable tourism (3) responsibly

- presenting visitors with easy online payment (4) options

We accomplish the above core values in

1 - INDIVIDUALIZED TOURS – We know one tour does NOT fit all travelers equally. Give us as detailed information as possible about your expectations. We curate our best tours and get back to you. We work with you before arrival until every little question is answered and agreed mutually. Our expert tour guides make sure tours are going as planned allowing you the maximum possible flexibility. After all IT IS EXCLUSIVELY YOUR TOUR. See our interesting short day tours from Addis Ababa and let us help you travel with great merit.Review about Day tour to Debre Libanos Monastery from Addis Ababa

2 – SAFE AND ENJOYABLE TRIPS – We have been enjoying providing ethical, safe, and professional tours for more than 12 years. We are here to make your time in Ethiopia with us enjoyable and create a lifetime memory. All safety issues concerning Covid-19, insurance in vehicles we use, places we dine at, and visit are all properly taken care of.

3 – SUSTAINABLE TOURISM - We make sure you hit the best spots, and gain a new perspective which help you give more value for your own life. We do that by providing you with first-hand insightful information, getting you closer with authentic Ethiopian cultures. On all our trips we respect local cultural values, and help protect the environment. We use and encourage our visitors to use local produces, local businesses and employ locals in order to help the economy from the benefits of tourism.

4 – EASY ONLINE PAYMENT OPTIONS – To encounter the undeveloped online payment system in Ethiopia, we partner with the biggest OTAs (Online Travel Agents) to come up with the possibility of booking our tours online. In addition to allowing visitors to book their Ethiopia tour with us through third-parties, we use other cheaper, flexible, and trusted online payment platforms. Contact Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours to see how we help you.

All the professional and motivated staffs of Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) heartily believe and wholly involve to meet visitors’ expectations of their Ethiopian travel and tours with perfect match Ethiopian experience. We at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) are committed to provide you with the best tours, activities and experiences you deserve in Ethiopia. 

Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET’s) uses clean, modern, and fully insured comfortable vehicles. Hotel accommodations we use also add great value to our excellence and make travelers’ best tour and travel in visiting interesting tourist attractions in Ethiopia more enjoyable, and worth having.

About Logo of Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) logo is a traditional Ethiopian coffee pot decorated with the Ethiopian national colors of Green, Yellow, and Red.Logo of Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours made with Ethiopian Coffee Pot with green, yellow and red colors

We chose our logo to show: -

  • Our uniquely Ethiopian experiential tours as Coffee is originally from the Kaffa province of Western Ethiopia
  • Our Ethiopian hospitality as Coffee is valued highly by locals and is one of the best offers for respected visitors
  • And, as Coffee contributes the largest portion for the Ethiopian Economy, handling your tours of Ethiopia most satisfactorily is our first priority.

Our professional experienced tour guides who lived and travelled in Ethiopia lead you to all the corners of Ethiopia. They help you experience the best of authentic Ethiopia. To MEET our utmost concern of providing satisfactory, ethical, safe, and professional tour experience to visitors of Ethiopia, our local tour guide partners are all well trained and carefully selected.

Girl burning Frank Incense as part of Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony in Addis Ababa cityPlan your holiday in Ethiopia with us and make your dream trip of Ethiopia a reality.

Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) offers private customized tours including interesting things to do and local activities in Ethiopia. Few unique things to do and interesting places of visits visitors expect their Ethiopian holidays include with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) are: -

  • Discovering the national parks of Ethiopia like the Simien Mountains National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) to see endemic mammals of Ethiopia – Gelada Baboon, Simien Fox, and Mountain Nyala,

  • Experiencing rich culture of Ethiopians by visiting the old and stone-walled city of Harar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the eastern Ethiopia, and

  • Addis Tours organized mainly for transit (layover) passengers at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Exploring the wildlife of the Bale Mountains National Park and Awash National Park, meeting the interesting cultural groups of the Omo Valley of Southern Ethiopia, prearranged Ethiopia Coffee Tour, and visiting the Rift Valley Lakes of Ethiopia are other tours organized by Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET).

Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) provides best tours and experiences to the above places of visits in Ethiopia. We do all our best to be the best of tour and travel companies in Ethiopia. Plan your travels with best Ethiopian tour operator. #Merit #Tours of #Ethiopia with us and experience with excellence.

Addis Ababa City Tours are what set us apart and atop Ethiopian tour operators (companies). Our tours in Addis Ababa are tailored to include top things to do in Addis Ababa

The best places of visits our city tour in Addis Ababa takes you to the National Museum of Ethiopia (where the fossils of Lucy is kept), the Holy Trinity Cathedral (where Emperor Haile Selassie I is buried at), and Merkato Market (or Addis Mercato) - the biggest outdoor market in Africa. Interesting local things-to-do in Addis Ababa you try are cooking Enjera (Ethiopian bread), taste Tej (Ethiopian honey wine), and attend the cultural Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. Your visit of Addis Ababa city is open for customization.

As a local tour operator organizing tailor-made and package tours in Ethiopia, Merit Ethiopian Tours provides the following services: -The famous rock carved church of Saint George at Lalibela, North Ethiopia

  • Car Rental in Addis Ababa and out of Addis Ababa
  • Private airport-hotel transfer in and out services
  • Virtual LIVE Tours in Addis Ababa (upon request)

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Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) is legally established to provide contemporary tourists to Ethiopia exceedingly satisfactory tour and travel service visitors deserve. We work hard to be the BEST Ethiopian Tour Company. We highly appreciate your comments on anything you think we have to improve our tours and experiences in Ethiopia.

UPDATE: The recent Corona Virus Crisis has made travelling impossible and forced many people around the world in home lockdowns. Regular life and the way we do things are changed profoundly. To adjust with these changes and make travel experiences accessible somehow, Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours has just launched online Virtual tour in Addis Ababa. Please, check details of this LIVE Online Tour in Addis Ababa.

Regarding the current Covid-19 (Corona Virus epidemic), Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours takes strict safety measures to keep our guests (travelers), tour guides, drivers, and people we encounter during tours SAFE.

 - We keep our groups as small as possible (less than 6 travelers in a group).

 - We use comfortable Minivans of 12 seats (for 2 to 6 visitors per van) in order to allow enough physical distance.

 - Visitors and staff members should wear face mask in public places.

 - We provide face masks and hand sanitizers.

 - We use regularly sanitized vehicles.

 - Our tour guides are alert in enforcing all the necessary safety regulations at all times.

 For more information on Corona Virus, please read WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION's helpful article on Covid-19. For Corona Virus information on Ethiopia, please refer Ethiopia's Ministry of Health website

IMPORTANT - Passengers arriving in Ethiopia at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport will need to bring a negative PCR test taken within 5 days of arrival. The PCR (polymerise chain reaction) test helps to detect the genetic information of the Corona Virus, the RNA, and identify if the virus is there and someone is actively infected.

If passengers don’t carry the negative PCR test with them, there will be obligatory quarantine at government designated hotels for 7 days at their own expense.

Travel Safe!!

Ethiopia adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols for the safety of local residents, travelers, and staff members on the tourism related business. It reopened its borders to international visitors. Meeting the required World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC’s) Global Safe Travels Protocols, Ethiopia recently receives the WTTC’s Safe Travels Stamp.

Be and feel safe visiting Ethiopia.

Contact us and visit Ethiopia!

Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) is legally established under the license number 020/1/48457/2001 from The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Trade and Industry.


Our Address

S Africa St

Lideta Sub City


Addis Ababa,


Opening Hours

Mon to Fri - 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sat: 8:30 am – 12:00 am

Sun: Closed

Email us soon at [email protected] or [email protected], or [email protected]

Call us on +251-911-360488 OR +251-963-078067

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