Our local agents

Posted: December 6, 2016 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa
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We are working with the network of tourism experts in each destination Ethiopia. Our local guides/agents are licensed, experienced, and skilled tour guides. When you book a trip with us you will be accompanied with following guides.

Tilahun Atinafu, Bahir dar

Tilahun is from Bahir dar and graduated from tourism school on tour guiding. He is our most experienced tour leader & guide for Bahir dar & surrounding. His travel experience have taken him all over the region of the northern Ethiopia; Bahir dar, Gonder, Simien Park & Lalibela.

His keen interest in local people and cultures often offers travelers the unique opportunity to visit local homes, & azmari bet.

He is married and has two children and while not leading trips, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Tilahun is an excellent boat sailor and tour guide expert who will add great local knowledge to the explorations on your tour. His wealth of experience on guiding, & sailing boat on Lake Tana is his daily activity.

Getachew Melese, Gonder

Getachew, born in Gonder is an English speaking certified, professional tour guide with over 10 years of experience. Getachew has MBA in Tourism Management from University of Gonder. He has been worked with numerous groups from all over the world. Getachew sense of humor, ability to understand the needs of international tourists and extensive knowledge and passion of his country will be sure to make your Ethiopian tour a memorable one!

Mesert, Simien Park

Mesert is from Debarq and, as he nature lover, has a formidable knowledge of natural history and wildlife. Mesert brings a wealth of experience and character to his job and will be outstanding as all-round facilitator on your trip.

As he travelling extensively in Simien Park, he loves the great outdoors and sometimes spends several weeks in the park in search of birds, Simien fox, Walia ibex and other wildlife.

Dawit Tesfaye, Axum & the surrounding

Dawit originally from Axum. He is graduated from tourism school on tour guiding, specializing in Axum Culture and is one of Axum most experienced and respected tour guide.  He has been guiding extensively throughout Axum, Adwa & the surrounding and has been guiding since 2000 specializing in the Axumite history. Dawit speaks English, as well as his native Tigray.

Nazgi, Mekelle & Dankile Depression

Traveling extensively throughout the rock hewn churches of Tigray, Dankile Depression to Dallol salt mining & to the active volcano of Earta ale.  Nazgi offers a unique perspective about the adventures you take with him. He has a wealth of knowledge about the history, the heritage, the cultures and customs of the people of Ethiopia and a keen understanding of the geography of the Dankile Depression.

Nazgi is happiest in the desert of Dankile Depression and he is a super leader for Dallol & Earta ale active volcano.

Yirega Abebe, Lalibela

Born in the Lalibela has spent over 10 years travelling to the rock hewn churches of Lalibela that are scattered on Lasta mountain and organizing & leading trekking to mount Abune Yosef.

He always shows an extraordinary attention to the clients in his groups and will do whatever it takes to guarantee & maximize the trip experience. His personable and often humorous style of tour-leading affords his group many opportunities to interact with the local people and cultures.

Mekonen, Dorze

Mekonen was born & grown in Dorze and has worked in the tourism industry for over 20 years. He fluently speaks English.

He takes tours to Dorze village, shows & explains to you how they made bread from Enset (false banana), their indigenous knowledge of weaving & spinning, and their social life structure.  His holistic leading approach combined with his caring personality, extensive knowledge and passion for the local culture, traditions, & customs will be sure to make your experience as wonderfully and unique as Dorze itself.

Chuchu, Konso

Chuchu is native from Konso tribe. He takes tours to UNESCO registered World Heritage villages, terraced agricultural fields, water ponds, and tombs of Konso leaders. He is extremely patient – always willing to explain one more time whatever information you needed to know – very kind, thoughtful and always up beat. His passion for culture, legends, anecdotes, and history was contagious and inspiring. Very knowledgeable – wonderful sense of humor.

Aman, Benna village-Key afar

Aman has been guiding groups since 2002. Having been to every corner of Omo valley, virtually every village as well as most places off road, his knowledge is vast. With his knowledge and guiding experience, engaging and caring personality, plus a desire to really show you the best of Benna village, Aman will surely be a big inspiration to an unforgettable and unique journey to Benna village.

Arfat, Jinka – Mursi village

Arfat was raised in Jinka and his love for learning brought him to the tourism school in Addis Ababa. His passion for people, his village and learning lead him to guiding groups through his home town.

Arfat is speaks Amharic, Mursi, Hammer (beginner level) and English and loves to teach travelers his local language too. He has been a guide for the past 6 years and cannot wait to show you Jinka, Ari & Mursi villages. His knowledge and love for people will bring your Omo valley adventure alive with dance and culture as Araft invites you to be a part of his life on this tour.


Oyta,Turmi – Hammer village

He is originally from Hamer. He was born & raised in Turmi. He experienced & certified Tour guide. His passion leads him towards culture, languages, traveling and meeting people.

His philosophy of respect for the environment, culture and communities nurtures incredible travel experiences. His passion for authentic cultural exchange shines through and helps cultivate hands-on experiences that help bridge boundaries and open up a world of possibilities.


Kider, Omorate

Kider is a certified tour guide with more than 8 years experience leading diverse groups in Ethiopia. General and natural history are two of his interests. He is an enthusiastic outdoorsman who loves to do boat sailing, and hiking among other activities. Kider has traveled extensively throughout Omo valley learning about different cultures.


Ahmed, Bale Park

Ahmed was born and raised in Bale. He was educated from Tourism School in Addis Ababa. He is certified mountain trekking guide. He has a keen interest in Ecology and truly enjoys being with people so that he can share his knowledge of the birds and wildlife of East Africa. He has been guiding and leading groups in Bale park since 2003.

Hailu, Harar- Dire Dawa

Hailu is well educated and articulate having graduated with a language in English tourism school. Originally from Harar, Hailu has traveled extensively all over Eastern Ethiopia including; Hara, Dire Dawa, Lega Oda cave painting, and Babile Wildlife Sanctuary.


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