Flamingos Tours

Travel agency and car rental

About us

The Flamingos Tours Ethiopia is specialised in birdwatching tours and nature tours and is run by Belgian birdwatcher, who lives since more than 20 years in Ethiopia

Flamingos Tours Ethiopia is part of BINOCULAR PLC.

We have 6 Landcruisers, 3 minibuses and a 21 seat Coaster bus available for our Tours.



Travel Agency Flamingo Tours Ethiopia

+251 911465693 (whatsapp)



Belgian birdwatcher, owner of the agency.

Falling in love with Ethiopia more than 20 years ago, Jan left Belgium to set up the Viewoint Lodge in Debre Zeit and then the 10'000 Flamingos Lodge in the Abijata-Shalla National Park. He also launched the Flamingos Tour to share his passion for birds and to make people discover the treasures of Ethiopia. During all these years, he has visited all corners of the country several times.
Passionate about birds, he knows how to find all the beautiful birds of Ethiopia. The 2 lodges are a paradise for birds.


​"After more than 20 years in Ethiopia, birdwatching stays full of surprises. Recently,  a Black Cap in our garden. Never seen before here. In the evening around 6.30 pm, you can expect an Owl to fly over. The blue sky, the nice climate. You can understand why birds like to live in this country !!"


Our Ethiopian ornithologist Elias, formed in Kenya and Ethiopia is the professional guide during the tours. Beside Elias, we have several local birdwatching guides in specific areas. 

"I started to be closer with birds as early as when I was 10 years old when I used to breed domesticated doves, and by the age of 12 , I started to identify wild birds with a black and white illustrated book given by my grandfather. Birds were getting a passion for me and anytime I visited an area, I was searching for the birds. As there is no schooling for birdwatching in Ethiopia, my family gave me the chance to go to Kenia.
Bird watching guiding become my full time job after my two years birdwatching course in Kenya in 2006. Since then, I did many birding trips in all parts of Ethiopia. "