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TIA “This Is Africa” tour and travel agency aims to facilitate socially responsible, eco-conscious, and culturally sensible travel experiences. At TIA, we take pride in providing you not simply with a one-size-fits-all tourist package, but instead...more
I was working in Chad and decided to visit Ethiopia on short notice. I had about ten days to cover the country. I contacted Gino with very short notice and within twelve hours, I had a tour around Addis, to Lalibela and Omo Valley scheduled...More
I was referred to Gino and his company by fellow travelers. I traveled to Addis Ababa, Lalibela, and Gondar solo and enjoyed the timeliness and professionalism from each person Gino had in place during my tour. I had frequent contact with Gino before arriving and...More
I had an amazing experience exploring the Southern parts of Ethiopia with Gino. We travelled for about 6 days and experienced more than what most would experience in a lifetime. My journey would not have been what it was if it were not for Gino,...More
Gino and his team are the kindest, most gracious people I’ve ever met — patient with my gazillion questions, knowledgeable about Ethiopia, and excited to share their culture. Furthermore, they were professional and reasonably priced. Though I was only in Addis for two days, Geno...More
Gino was referred by a travel group I am in. Gino set up a customized one day Addis tour for me. I had been emailing him for a couple of months and was unsure of if I should still come to Ethiopia once the state...More
I travelled to Ethiopia with my sis to experience Addis and some other cities. This would not have been the experience it was without Gino. He made it fun, interesting and really showed us authenticity. He is an excellent photographer and a real people person,...More
I’m so grateful to have had such a great guide in Gino. I travel solo & generally do not hire guides, but decided to fit Ethiopia. He tailored my visit based on my interests, was extremely knowledgeable, was attentive to my needs (all the while...More
I met Gino online through some friends. I hired him to guide me for 3 days around Addis. I wanted to be to know the real Addis. I would have loved to explore the rest of beautiful Ethiopia but I had no time.
It's the best way to travel! Gino is very open-minded and loves people, the landscape and his country, an he knows how to convey this love to the travellers. You get to know unique experiences if you are open to it - Gino connects you...More
Gino is the man! He knows the layout of the land, can show you the country's gems, and understands exactly how visitors like to travel, which is important because some tour guides can rush you or not be flexible to your personal travel style. He's...More