Welcome to Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours


Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) is a local tour operator in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We organize private tours exclusively in Ethiopia with special focus on short trips in and around Addis AbabaOur specialization is offering bespoke guided tours of Addis Ababa and the vicinity.

EthioPerience - TM of Merit Ethiopian Experience ToursETHIOPERIENCE is Ethiopian Tours of Great Merit personalized to your individual specific interests, travel style, and expectations offered by Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours [MEET].

MEET - MERIT TOURS OF ETHIOPIALocal girls from Afar tribe in Ethiopia

Organizing inquiry-based custom-made tours in Ethiopia is what we do best. Contact us to plan and book private Ethiopian trips created based on your personal specifications.

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

  • city tours in Addis Ababa - short layover city tour (half-day) and full-day Addis Ababa one day tour
  • day trips from Addis Ababa - day tours to Debre Libanos Monastery, excursion to Adadi Mariam Rock Church, Rift Valley lakes of Ethiopia, and 2-days tour to Lalibela rock churches and Harar
  • multi day tours - two- and three-days trips near Addis Ababa and special interest tours in Ethiopia. 

Why to visit Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

Revised Entry Requirements for Passengers entering Ethiopia

  • All passengers (over 10 years old) entering Ethiopia overland or through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport must present a DIGITAL document (proof) of a negative COVID-19 RT PCR test.
  • The test must be done within 5 days (or 120 hours) of arrival (entry) to Ethiopia.
  • Paper documents will not be accepted starting from July 1st 2021.
  • Passengers can get their proof documents digitally by visiting the websites of the UNDP Global Haven or the Africa Union Trusted Travel systems.
  • Ethiopia resumed the suspended online and on arrival visa provisions. As of August 31st, 2021, Ethiopia now provides Entry Visas on Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Tourists to Ethiopia can also apply and get their Entry Visas to Ethiopia Online.

Our frequently booked tours are the Full-Day City Tour of Addis Ababa, day trip to Debre Libanos Monastery, and Day Tour to Adadi Mariam Rock Cut Church. Our typical tours are one or two-days private small group tours in and near Addis Ababa city.

Visitors choose our full-day (9 hours) Addis Ababa private tour because it is a great mix of varieties of places to explore and indulging local activities to experience. Allowing the freedom of where (when) to start (end), where to go and what to do in Addis Ababa, this tour helps visitors know Addis Ababa in depth.

Along with the sightseeing, our private city tour incorporates visits to popular attractions and things-to-do in Addis AbabaOur Addis Ababa tours are perfect for first-time visitors of the city. Freely decide where to go, which tourist attractions to visit, and what local activities to try when you book this full-day guided tour in Addis Ababa.

Reasons to book day tours near Addis AbabaIn addition to our most popular tours in 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.

The long journey of Ethiopia with us takes you to the historical sites of northern Ethiopia, the rock carved churches of Tigray in the northern Ethiopia, and the colorful and interesting tribal people of the OMO Valley of southern Ethiopia. 

Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours [MEET] was established by Muluken Girma - a professional Ethiopian tour operator and tour guide. - Muluken Girma who is shortly and fondly called MULÉ.Muluken Girma - tour operator and guide at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

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 tourism industry trends, we aim to be the #1 tour company in Ethiopia. We always update our offers to present you with unique Ethiopian tours and experiences that MERIT your visit.

We strive our best to add utmost value to your tour of Addis Ababa in: -

- offering customized private tours created just for you

- providing safe travel experiences at all times

- conducting sustainable tourism responsibly

- offering easy payment options including booking tours online

We accomplish the above core values in

1 - CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE TOURS - We know that there is no one tour that suits and satisfies all travelers equally. We will tailor our finest private tours of Addis and around to you based on information you provide about your expectations. Your feedback guides our operators in tailoring your Addis Ababa city tour itinerary until every detail of your inquiry and requirement is addressed.

The personalized travel experiences we design for you are guided by our expert tour guides – of course, with the highest degree of flexibility. Yes, it is EXCLUSIVELY YOUR TOUR. Take a look at our interesting short day tours from Addis Ababa and allow us to assist you in traveling Ethiopia with great MERIT.

Setting of cultural Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony2 – SAFE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES – The COVID-19 outbreak prompted us to update our travel standards, health protocol, and safety measures. It has become one of our top priorities to keep you as safe from Corona as possible during your Addis Ababa, Ethiopia tours with us.

During your visit, we will provide you with free hygiene items such as disposable facemasks, gloves, wipes, and hand sanitizers. We regularly clean our vehicles. Before and between stops during the tour, the driver sprays and cleans all high-touch surfaces of the car.

All our tour guides and drivers are vaccinated against Coronavirus. We follow globally accepted travel safety tips from international organizations and the Ethiopian government health offices. On your trips with us to Ethiopia, our knowledgeable tour guides make sure all the rules and regulations are followed. If you are more cautious, please tell us how to help you travel safe.

3 – SUSTAINABLE TOURISM - As you travel with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, we ensure you preserve the environment in its originality (at least not ruining nature). Our guides have a responsibility to make sure no waste (especially plastics) is left at the visited sites. During the rainy seasons in Ethiopia, we plant trees (two trees per visitors) to selected places our day tours from Addis Ababa run.

To take part in sustainable tourism in Ethiopia, we encourage our customers to use services by locals. Buying domestically produced souvenirs, eating at local restaurants, employing local tour guides are our common practices as we travel to enhance income-earning opportunities for residents.

Gain first-hand insightful information on authentic Ethiopian culture protecting nature and contributing to local economy at the same time.

4 – EASY PAYMENT OPTIONS – We work with the biggest OTAs (Online Travel Agents) to make it easier for you to book our tours online. Visit TripAdvisor, Tours by Locals, Viator, or TourHQ to find and book our Addis tours and short excursions around Addis Ababa.

Ring Road in Addis AbabaWe offer a variety of cheaper, secure, flexible, and trusted online payment platforms in addition to those offered through third parties. Details are available upon request.

You can also schedule your trips and book directly with us. And pay in cash at the end of the tour in Addis Ababa. With Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, you can book your trip with short notice. With a minimum of 6 hours notice before the trip start time, you can see the best sights and things to do in Addis Ababa.

Our Mission

The mission of Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours [MEET] is to MEET and EXCEED our travelers’ expectations. We do it by providing high-quality specialized tours in Ethiopia. We aim to be Travelers' Choice Best Tour Operator in Ethiopia.

We accomplish our mission WITH YOU, honored travelers. YOU HELP US create your personalized Ethiopian holiday itinerary. Our knowledgeable and well-trained staff will HELP YOU enjoy the tailor-made private trip in Ethiopia.

It is our passion and daily routine to be our best at what we do. We do all to have you leave Ethiopia with lasting impressions and memories of your vacation in Ethiopia with us.

You deserve our Ethiopian tours of great MERIT! And we look forward to the AWARD – the prize of your authentic experiences in Ethiopia with us shared.

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.

We customize itineraries for business travelers that include intriguing places to visit in Ethiopia near your company.

To make the most of your time visiting Ethiopia, it is natural that you seek for trusted tour suppliers offering reasonable prices. We are Ethiopian tourism professionals taking it a step ahead – We personalize your tour of Ethiopia to EthioPerience Level.

We define EthioPerience as customized, immersive, personalized, and enriching tour experiences in Ethiopia with professional, friendly, and informed tour guides. EthioPerience is what awaits you at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours [MEET]. MEET the best now, travel Ethiopia with MERIT.

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.

We chose our logo to show: -Logo of Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

  • Our unique 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 and help you to experience the best of authentic Ethiopia. As to meet our utmost concern of providing satisfactory, ethical, and professional tour experience to visitors of Ethiopia, our local tour guide partners (private tour guides in Ethiopia affiliated with us) are knowledgeable, experienced and sympathetic to visitors’ interests.

Plan 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 best places to visit 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,Saint George Rock Cut Church at Lalibela, Ethiopia
  • Experiencing rich culture of Ethiopians by visiting the old and stone-walled city of Harar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the eastern Ethiopia,
  • Visiting the most famous tourist destination in Ethiopia - the rock hewn churches of Lalibela, and
  • Exploring the wildlife of the Bale Mountains National Park and Awash National Park, meeting the unique 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 the best Ethiopian tour operator. #Merit #Tours of #Ethiopia with us and experience with excellence.

Traditional Ethiopian Coffee CeremonyAddis Ababa City Tours are what set us apart and atop Ethiopian tour operators (companies). Tailor tours in Addis Ababa to include top things to do in Addis Ababa and your specific preferences.

Addis Tours is mainly for transit (layover) passengers at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Book our half-day private Addis Ababa tour to visit and enjoy the following activities.

The best places of visits our city tour in Addis Ababa takes you to the National Museum of Ethiopia (home of Lucy - the fossils of the oldest hominid), 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.

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.Colobus Monkeys at the Rift Valley Lake of Awassa

In addition to being mainly local tour operator organizing package tours, Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours (MEET) provides the following services: -

  • Car Rental in Addis Ababa and out of Addis Ababa
  • Travel related logistic services
  • Private airport-hotel transfer in and out services

You can easily predetermine how exciting your tour to Ethiopia would be by examining how your one-to-one pre-tour arrangements are handled and organized professionally.

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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.

UPDATE: The recent Coronavirus Crisis has made travelling impossible and forced many people around the world to 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 an online Virtual tour in Addis Ababa. Please, check details of this LIVE Online Tour in Addis Ababa.

Regarding the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus 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.

 - Furthermore, we use regularly sanitized vehicles.

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

 For more information on Coronavirus, please read WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION's helpful article on Covid-19. For Coronavirus 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 (polymerize chain reaction) test helps to detect the genetic information of the Coronavirus, the RNA, and identify if the virus is there and someone is actively infected.

Just arriving travelers to Ethiopia are also required to self-isolate at home for 14 days. All travelers are tested again upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole Int’l Airport.

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.

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