Green Land Tours (GLT) derives its name from the color that Ethiopia wears as a result of the fusion of three seasons of rainfall and thirteen months of sunshine.
In 1997 Green Land Tours was established to provide utmost satisfaction to its customers. Due to its outstanding service, the company has twice (2001 and 2002) won the prestigious International Award for Tourism, Hotels and Catering Industry, a trophy presented for outstanding services by the Trade Leaders Club. In addition, in December 2004 Green Land Tours and Travel, along with its cooperating businesses, was awarded the Diamond Eye Award for Quality, Commitment and Excellence in Berlin (Germany). Moreover, for two years running (2004 and 2005) the Ethiopian Tourism Commission presented Certificates of Merit to Green Land Tours for the Most Outstanding Performance in Tour Operation for years 2003 and 2004 respectively.
Our goal is to make sure that our clients enjoy the best of our services and return home with rapturous memories of fun and satisfaction. At GLT we believe the most important part of our business is you, the client. For this reason we do everything we can to satisfy and exceed our clients’ expectations.
GLT is staffed with experienced tour operators, guides, driver-guides and cooks, etc. Our drivers/tour guides have traveled widely throughout the country and beyond, and are well acquainted with all areas. We are well equipped with vehicles suitable for Ethiopia’s climate and road conditions (terrain). Since our 4×4 Land Cruisers and 4WD buses are in excellent condition, tourists and other clients are unlikely to experience any discomfort during our tours both within and across Ethiopia’s boundaries. Additionally, GLT’s cooks are experienced professionals trained in certified colleges throughout the country. They are able to prepare delicious local and international meals.
We specialize in: historical tours, photo safaris, bird watching, and wildlife, natural & camp; cultural tours, trekking, volcano adventure tours, archaeological tours and so much more. We have been providing excellent service, ensuring that our service approach gives our clients the greatest satisfaction. In addition Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan and Eritrea
In addition to our regular tour itineraries, Green Land Tours and Travel offers custom-tailored tours and safaris to suit clients’ individual needs. Ethiopia has a lot to offer and GLT is prepared to show you all around this great country. GLT’s motto is “Excellence through Experience” and we definitely strive toward both.
In addition to running a tour and Travel Company, GLT manages resort and lodge, and campsites in southern parts of the country. These include Emerald Resort and Loge www.emeraldresortandlodge.com with a camp site.
Emerald Resort laid over an area of about 30,000 square meters and located in beautiful Arba Minch (forty springs) at 495 km south of Addis Ababa and only 10 minutes away from Arba Minch airport. It boasts a spectacular hilltop setting overlooking the forest of Netch Sar National Park and the Rift Valley basin lakes (Chamo and Abaya). The hotel is not only an ideal base for excursions, it is also the gateway to remote southern villages, unspoiled cultures, lifestyles, artifacts and ceremonies, and to the magnificent Omo Valley with its scenery and ecologically diverse conservation areas including Mago and Omo National Parks.
ROOMS: 82 rooms in total, which includes Presidential bungalow, Family room (villa)Executive, double or twin Executive, single, Classic, double or twin Classic, single.All our rooms are elegantly designed and furnished with traditional art decor that pleases the eye and full bathroom amenities. Accommodations are with amazing views of the Lake Chamo & Abaya &God Bridge (Yesgzir deldeyi) Mountain.
Most Visit tourist spots around the resort: Enjoy boat trip on Lake Chamo admiring crocodiles, NetchSar National Park, Dorze people and village with their Bee-hive like Tukules and their particular weaving works for which they are famous for cotton weaving, Konso villages and terracing agriculture are UNESCO registered sites
Emerald lodge laid over an area of about 15,000 square meters and is located in the heart of Omo valley in Turmi town 850 Km South of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.The lodge furnished with artistic and comfortable features. Emerald lodge provides excellent accommodation ranging from comfortable furnished with cozy and attractive Ethiopian furniture and the lodge equipped with the most up to date facilities and elegantly furnished rooms with exceptional service, quiet and beautiful compound.
Rooms: 32 rooms in total, which includes Godjos, Executive, double or twin Executive, single, Classic, double or twin Classic, single. All our rooms are elegantly designed and furnished with traditional art decor that pleases the eye and full bathroom amenities.
Most Visit tourist spots around our Lodge: Admire Hamer people culture and the very colorful weekly markets at Turmi or Dimeka or Alduba of the Hamer, Karo and Dassanech. Also visit when possible, the Bull jumping and Evangadi dance ceremonies, Dassanech village and Omo River at Omorate.Karo villages and Omo River at Kangate or Duss, Nyangatom villages and Omo River at Kangate, Mursi tribe where their women wear lip plates for beauty passing through Mago National Park.