I recently had the pleasure of visiting Eritrea as a tourist, and my pleasure was hugely enhanced by the attention of Asmara Grande, its CEO, and its staff. In fact, without the help of the CEO, l might never have gone to Eritrea. When I initially decided on my holiday, I met with my it's hurdle - the visa. It had to be applied for, and three weeks later, collected by, the person travelling, at the nearest embassy. Unfortunately, although I live in Ireland, my nearest embassy is London! So my trip was nearly over before it started! Very luckily though, I had been told about Mr Tekeste Azere, and his company, Asmara Grande. I contacted Mr Tekeste, and he organized everything! He was incredible - he really did arrange everything - visa, home stay, itinerary, tour guide, airport pick up, literally everything! My tour guide was fantastic, extremely personable, very knowledgeable about her country, and very considerate about my limited mobility.
I travel quite a lot, but rarely have I gone anywhere where my stay went so smoothly. Also very rare is the personal attention, and the attention to detail offered by Asmara Grande.
Eritrea is a hidden jewel in Africa's crown, but I have no doubt with a company like Asmara Grande, whose customer service is one of the best I have ever experienced, that one day, hopefully soon, the country will take pride of place in Africa's tourist industry.
I cannot recommend Asmara Grande highly enough - they are wonderful. They turned a visit into an amazing experience.