About Us

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About Me

My name is Worku Yitbark (Worku means ‘Gold’ in English, so you can call me Gold for short). I was born and raised in a small town called Debark, the headquarters of the Simien Moutains National Park. I am happy to have my origins in one of the most spectacular places in Ethiopia and, I would argue, the world (the National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site)!

 I did my primary and high school studies in Debark and began assisting as a local guide in Simien Mountain National Park when I was 14 years old, spending most of my time with tourists who came to hike or do research in the park, and those visiting Gondar. As a result, I was fortunate to have had the experience of meeting people from all over the world and sharing my home and culture with them from a very young age.
 I subsequently moved to Addis for college where I studied Tour Operation Supervision, Guiding and Tourism Management in one of the most well respected tourism management training institutes in the country, which is directed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
 I travel with my clients to different parts of the country and do my best to offer them a once in a lifetime experience. I am very passionate about Ethiopia and I hope I can share that enthusiasm in your visit.

Our Guides

Our Guides bring many years of specialized and individual travel experience in Ethiopia to guarantee that all bookings are handled perfectly. We can arrange out of the ordinary packages and tailor made tours to the most historical parts of Ethiopia. Destinations include: the kingdoms of Axum and Lalibela, the castles of Gondar, the rock-hewn churches of the Tigray region, the monasteries of Lake Tana, the Danakil depression and the most spectacular and rich of culture Omo valley in southern Ethiopia.
We will assist you with all of your pre-trip preparation needs as well as planning itineraries. Once you are with us on the road you will be lead by our knowledgeable tour guides and our best (and safe!) drivers.
Our guides were born and raised in the area and knowledgeable about the animals, plants and history of Ethiopia. They speak excellent English and will ensure you have a once-in-lifetime memorable Ethiopia tour!
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TESTIMONIALS

 

 

 
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We love Ethiopia. We have enjoyed it very much and exchanged experience with the whole team. We would like to appreciate your excellent ,kindness ,knowledgeable and professional service provided and made us astonished. We have enjoyed the Denakel Depression and Historic sight with the utmost enjoyment. We would like to appreciate for your excellent service and recommend you to every tourists want to visit Ethiopia. Enamesegenalen Gold Lisa,Maria and Courtney USA
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Gold is a fabulous guide-he is knowledgeable, respectful and fun. He created an amazing itinerary during our time in the Omo valley. I would wisely recommend him to anyone. Gold more than satisfies the 3 things I and my family look for in a guide-(1) impact knowledge that is of interest to the client, (2) create a fun itinerary,&(3) take care of the logistics to ensure they operate smoothly. Shigeki Makino USA/Japen/ Thailand.
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We'd like to thanks our friendly and helpful tour guide for making our tour informative and pleasant. He is really the best guide in his own. He knows a lot about his countries history, culture, religion and birds!!! He is also very popular in every destination and we felt very comfortable!!! Epose Filis Greece.
 
 
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We have had a fantastic trip in Ethiopia guided and befriended by Gold/ worku. Not only is he very knowledgable about all things in Ethiopian- cultural, historical, natural history but he impacts his knowledge with very good English , great warmth and a lovely smile. He has befriended us and defended us and made then holiday memorable an hassle free which is worth a lot in life!!! Alex & Tony smith England
13151797_1233564180027214_1476890080092227500_nThank you Gold for showing us Ethiopia and going extra mile for us!!! You are a lovely tour guide, really knowledgeable and make the tour fun and safe. We don't think there is too improve much but if you are asking for something constructive, then we think you can understand more about each tourist when buying things as they have different spending values. For us we don't always need to bargain to the lowest price or bargain at all because we understand that the x dollars we saved means little to us but a lot to the sellers. Plus we like to give. But thank you so much indeed for making us happy all the time!!! Our 25 days of travel with you in your beautiful country has taught us a lot of different things and you are always is our heart!!! On this trip, we are glad that we could share things with you about our countries that surprised you as well. Thanks again for trying your very best to make us happy. We love you all and we will absolutely come back and have a tour with you!!! Enjoy doing what you love!!!! Diana, Alex, David, Daniel, Jemes, Briana, Scout, Nat, Hannah, USA.

 

 englandWe can HIGHLY recommend Golden Gift Ethiopia Tours. They were exceptional on every front. The reasonable price was the least of it. Gold/ Worku and his driver Yonas were incredible! They took us places and taught us things we would never have otherwise learn or seen. They made us laugh, they were extremely patient and accommodating to my photographer husband and they had excellent recommendations for other things to do in Ethiopia. Stephen, Tom,Tomas and Maddie England
jack
If you are visiting Ethiopia, please contact Gold/ Worku. He made our tour wonderful. We left Ethiopia with such a good memories.His joy, his team, were absolutely spectacular!!! Thanks to him, we are already planning another trip very soon. Visiting a country is one thing but having the best guide is really lucky. We want all of you who are planning to visit this beautiful country to have the same experience like we did, so enjoy it with him and his teams!! Thank you Gold!!! Jack, Israel & Juliana
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My girlfriend and I did a day trip with Golden Gift Ethiopia Tours and had very positive experiences. The guide, Gold, was open to our requests (stopping for photos, have local food) and we found the price to be completely reasonable. I can highly recommend the company. Tom& Hannah USA
 
472176_495597667157206_271942192_oGold and his crews were brilliant! They looked after us really well and made our trip easy, fascinating and really good fun. Gold helped us planned our .We really needed our hands holding on this holiday and Golden Gift Ethiopia were great and th he trip with the guides was perfect, we had time to see everything. We have to say that both guys were very nice and knowledgeable, provided a lot of infos and spoke very good English! I was very happy with them.
Also the initial contacts with Gold and preparations of the trip was good. It was great that you answered all my stupid questions which was the reason why I opted for your agency (despite the fact that I also had a cheaper offer from another agency slightsmile emoticon
We highly recommend then for any tours in Ethiopia!!!
Tony and the group from Netherlands.
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Gold- You have made this trip memorable to me and my family. The love you have for your Ethiopia comes through in your guiding and generosity to others. You have a bright mind and you have knowledge. May follow your dreams and learn what a special person you are!!! We definitely recommend you to anyone who wants to visit Ethiopia. Gold- you are the best tour guide!!!! Best to you always Judy summers USA.
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