Nati picked us up from the airport, and we were taken to the guesthouse (where the bd backpackers tourist office is), where we were welcomed and given the chance to settle into our accomodations. Nati took great care organizing our beautiful tour of the lake (seeing the monestaires), where we also saw some of the incredible wildlife on lake Tana (hippos!). When we got back, we were greeted with the ethiopian coffee ceremony and got ready for our blue Nile falls excursion. Again, more incredible wildlife and an impressive look at the falls. At night, we were taken to see some of the night life that Bahir Dar offers, including an incredible performance showcasing some of the traditional music and dancing of the regions of Ethiopia. After all of the wonderful hospitality experienced here by our hosts, we continued on to the next leg of out trip, also organized with care and expertise by Nati (bd backpacker), where we had a city tour in Gondar, seeing a lot of beautiful historical and modern highlights of the city. Then continuing on the next day into the Simien mountains, then onto Axum, Danakil and Lalibela. Nati arranged all of our missing flights, accomodation and tours, with care and efficiency, always making sure to personalize our trip to our needs. It made our time on the northern circuit stress free, interesting andimmensely enjoyable. We never hesitate to highly recommend Nati and his company.

Visited August 2016


Nati was a great tour guide for us around bahar dar. He organised 2 full days for us which was personalised to what we wanted to see. Day 1 we visited some monasteries around lake tana, we travelled by boat and we able to see bird life and a little family of hippos. We ended the day watching the sunset over the town. The next day we visted went to the blue nile falls which was beautiful. In the afternoon we went to the bustling market and had a tour of the town with a pleasant stroll around the lake. We got a great feel for the town and i would highly recommend using Nati and his tour company. He organises tours for other parts of Ethiopia as well as bahar dar.

Visited December 2016


That’s my first review in TripAdvisor as Nati deserved to have a praise online. Nati picked me up when I arrived Bahar Dar by bus and directly back to the hostel (where his office is). Throughout my stay in Bahar Dar Nati help me to arrange everything, from day trips in Bahar Dar, recommended restaurants, or even flight tickets from Gondar to Axum, make sure I have a great time in Ethiopia. He also helped me to sort out the problem when I am in Harar. Not only for business but Nati are trying to make friends with everyone he meet. I highly recommended BD Backpacker Tours to everyone who are going to Ethiopia, or travellers who are having fun in Ethiopia right now. You will not regret with this decision!

Visited May 2016

Nati is truly determined in his work to give lasting impressions of Bahir Dar and Ethiopia to his guests and others booking with him.
I had an explicit time in my stay, going to the waterfalls, danceshow and bonfire with tej!
Nati didn’t only assist in making my stay in Bahir Dar wondeful, but he also ensured my wellbeing as I continued forth towards Gonder with arranging a great stay at Yohannes Guesthouse and helping out with my Simiens Trek!
Thank you many times!

Visited December 2016