Tailor made cooking experiences, culinary adventures and tour packages in Ethiopia

Source Ethiopia Tours is a tour operator founded by Daniel Ademe, a professional travel consultant, tour leader and coordinator, tourism academic and development worker. We take you to every corners of Ethiopia: Source of the magnificent Blue Nile River, Source of Humanity, the Source of coffee Arabica and much more. Source Ethiopia Tours (SET) pay important attention to customers and their needs. We are not just performing our task but more importantly do everything to ensure that the customer is satisfied. We remain flexible, reliable and professional; and value your time and money. Source Ethiopia Tours promotes “experiential tourism” whereby the clients’ engage themselves with the local community and learn by doing to ensure the sustainability of tourism services and products.
While customizing trips we follow the foot prints of Ethiopian Kings and Emperors in the northern historic route so that clients enjoy the story as it is historically correct. We are a good story-tellers and listeners as well.

Your Guide, Daniel Ademe

Daniel is in the tourism industry for over two decades as guide, tour operator, and travel consultant and tourism advisor.

Client Testimonials

  • We had a fantastic time cooking with Daniel and Tigist! Daniel checked in with us via Whatsapp several times throughout the week before our class to offer help with the injera batter prep, which needs to ferment for a few days before cooking. When we finally met on Zoom, he and Tigist were friendly, patient, and generous, and we thoroughly enjoyed the conversation in addition to the food. When... Read this review


    via Traveling Spoon

  • A bonus, that I think is unique to Source Ethiopia Tours, was an injera-making lesson, dinner, and a coffee ceremony with Daniel and his family on the last night of our tour. If you are going to Ethiopia and want a trip of a lifetime, we highly recommend you go with Source Ethiopia Tours.

    Pat Salber & Dov Michaeli

  • Daniel was the guide for both our professional photographer and videographer, taking them to the north, south, east and west of the country to produce an image library and series of videos for the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation. He also organised a personal holiday for my family to the Danakil Depression and to Lalibela for Genna, Ethiopian Christmas, inviting us to his home for a wonderful meal with his family.... Read this review

    Alison Burgh

    Director, Acorn Tourism Consulting, UK - www.acorntourism.co.uk

  • Daniel was my guide for an eight week assignment to photograph the tourism highlights of Ethiopia for the country's national tourism authority and I could not recommend him more highly. His thorough knowledge of Ethiopia, his pleasant, well mannered demeanour and his ability to work through the logistical and cultural complexities sometimes involved in travelling the country, made him an invaluable companion. The photographs I captured which are now... Read this review

    David Kirkland Author/Photographer


Latest News

Client story: Hanukkah Injera Nachos

My husband and I were lucky enough to have our Ethiopian cooking lesson with Daniel and Tigist during Hanukkah this past December, and decided to combine our leftover Injera with our Jewish heritage and California residence into “Hanukkah Injera Nachos” – here’s the story:

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New Accreditation: Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility

We're proud to announce that Source Ethipia is now accredited with a certificate of achievement for an Introductory course: Corporate Social Responsibility. Delivered by the SME Trade Academy, issued on May 18, 2020.

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Source Ethiopia Client Travel Story: Pat and Dov

"When we told a friend that we were going to Ethiopia, she told us we must go with Source Ethiopia Tours. Daniel Ademe, owner and guide extraordinaire (a former history teacher with many years of experience in the tourism industry) organized a custom trip to meet our requirements.

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