Customer Testimonials


I worked with Zab on a specialist factual documentary series for Channel 4. Despite having a limited number of filming days in hard to reach areas, Zab managed to find excellent contributors and locations to fit all of our storylines, allowing us to film everything we wanted and more. Despite being a couple of hours ahead, he responded to all requests and questions quickly, clearly and with good humour.

On location he was a pleasure to work with – calm, efficient and knowledgeable. He was quick to translate directions into Amharic and translated interviews for our presenter on the spot, allowing him to respond to contributors naturally. Zab was always on hand to answer questions and understood (and often anticipated) our every request. He was a huge asset to the team and one of the best fixers I have worked with.

Caroline Walsh, Producer Oxford Scientific Films


Für die Organisation, Recherche und die Dreharbeiten unserer Produktion „Generation Luxus – was kostet die Welt?“ (RTL) waren Zablon und sein Team eine unverzichtbare Hilfe.

Zablon ermöglichte uns, dank seiner zahlreichen, guten Kontakte und seiner exzellenten Landeskenntnisse, viele aussergewöhnliche und exklusive Drehlocations.

Die Unterstützung in Logistik, Planung  und Verpflegung waren ebenfalls optimal organisiert.

Zablons hohe Professionalität , seine Erfahrungen in der Film- und Fernsehproduktion, sowie sein verlässliches und freundliches Team machten ZabTours zu einem absolut empfehlenswerten Partner für unsere Dreharbeiten im bezaubernd schönen Äthiopien.

-  Thomas Alexa, CvD / Managing Editor, Endemol Deutschland -

Zab took us to place no-one else on the planet could have and helped us achive what we thought was impossible. His knowledge of Ethiopia and his incredible ability to get on with people from all walks of life made our experiences one of the most memorable of lives and showed the beauty of the country and its people to wide audience in the uk. We highly recommend Zab Tours Ethiopia plc to anyone traveling or filming in Ethiopia.

Tim Quick, Executive Producer, Ricochet TV

Zablon is the by far the best fixer I have worked with - professional, utterly reliable and extremely hard working. I have worked with him twice in Ethiopia on BBC filming trips, and have been so impressed by his dedication to the job, and his help in making our films as successful as possible. He has a wonderful personality and the ability to get on with every member of the team. His kindness and caring nature has won him the trust and genuine friendships of people across Ethiopia, which is obvious the moment you drive into a small village in the middle of nowhere and he strikes up conversations with everyone on first name basis! I feel confident that when he negotiates access and explains our filming interests, he is doing it with huge diplomacy and respect for the culture locally - which can only be the best way to start a filming trip! I would highly recommend Zab to anyone wanting to film and work in Ethiopia.'

Jane Atkins - Assistant Producer, BBC.

Being in Zablon's safe hands in Ethiopia was one of the best filming experiences I have had. He knows Ethiopia and the magic it holds, incredibly well, and on so many different levels Zablon and his team understand the needs of filming shoots better than most and think of everything on their trips - I have never felt so well looked after when away from home! I highly recommend Zab Tours Ethiopia.

Renee Godfrey, BBC

'Thanks to Zab Tour Ethiopia Plc, our Ethiopian shoot couldn't have gone better and we filmed everything we needed to and more, within tight time and budget constraints. His expertise in setting up filming shone through as he pre-empted every query or suggestion before our arrival and covered all angles and possible eventualities on location.

Zablon has fantastic relationships with his team and they work as a brilliant well oiled company, knowing exactly what is needed and when. It is clear that he has also built up strong relationships with people throughout Ethiopia earning their trust as he earnt ours. It was so reassuring to know that Zablon had our best interests at heart while at all times keeping the needs of the local communities as a priority, when negotiating for us.

Zablon's role went far beyond that of just a fixer, he became a friend to us all. I would recommend him and Zab Tours Ethiopia for any production team considering working in Ethiopia.'

Katy Elson
Deadly 60

Zablon was a great fixer and ensured the production had everything that was required - his tireless efforts made filming in Ethiopia an absolute joy.
Emily Duggan
Deadly 60

I worked with Zab and his charming team in 2008 on a big BBC production and again in 2009. I found him to be very efficient and personable. He got us in and out of some very difficult places and proved invaluable in helping us communicate with local people. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone hoping to enjoy a trip to Ethiopia whether for work or pleasure.

Mags Lightbody
01844 218247
07935 587259


Choose your favourite

Which part of Ethiopia did you like the most?