our expert reservation consultants

guide-girma

Operations Director and Reservation Consultant, expert in Culture & History,Trekking and Walking tours.

Call: +447986732784 girma@tadeletravel.com

Girma M Tadele
Girma has led cultural and community trekking tours in Ethiopia for more than ten years. He was born in Lalibela, speaks fluent Amharic and English and has expert knowledge about the country’s history and culture.
What’s special about Ethiopia?
“Ethiopia is a country that marches to the beat of its own drum, and always has.  It’s founded on an ancient civilisation that is still very much alive, and that you can’t help but sense as you travel through the country. With its unusual political history and religious influences, its unique written language, art, architecture, music and literature,  Ethiopia is incomparable to any other country in the world.
guide-richard

Business Director and Reservation Consultant, expert in Cycling and Running tours

Call: +447986732786 richard@tadeletravel.com

Richard Nerurkar
Richard loves introducing travellers to Ethiopia and particularly helping them understand and get to know local people. He speaks English, Amharic, French, Russian and German. Formerly a professional runner and now a keen cyclist, Richard has arranged and led running tours to Ethiopia for many years and has many contacts in the sport and tourist industry in Ethiopia.
What’s special about Ethiopia?
“Anyone who calls himself or herself habesha (Ethiopian) has an interesting life story. But what hits you most about the people is not their background or even their life stories, but rather the way they treat and respect you as individuals. After visiting Ethiopia you will take home memories of individuals you’ve met, and not just memories of the mountains and landscape and cultural traditions.”

our expert tour leaders 

Expert Cycling Tour Leader

Alemayehu Sitotaw

Alemayehu (Alex) was born and raised in Addis Ababa. He started cycling to school as a young boy. His first competitive race was at the age of 14, on a fixed wheel bike, on the streets of Addis. Over the next ten years he competed on the Ethiopian national cycling team, including in the team time trial race at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, and won national titles and other domestic races. Since 1986 he has been living in Bergen, Norway where he works as a property manager. Alex is a keen runner, has completed 27 marathons and has participated in the Great Ethiopian Run 10km 11 times. He also has an extensive network of contacts in Ethiopia’s cycling community.

guide-sefiw

Senior National Tour Leader, expert in Culture and History

Sefiw Hailemariam
Sefiw is a professional national guide with 15 years of experience in tourism development in the country. He speaks Amharic and English and has expert knowledge of all of the country’s tourist destinations.
What’s special about Ethiopia?
“Ethiopia has such a rich history and culture, and amazing wildlife and scenery.”
guide-fikru

Senior National Tour Leader, expert in Culture and History

Fikru Woldegiorgis
Fikru speaks Amharic and English and has over a decade of guiding experience, with an incredible depth of knowledge about Ethiopian culture and the history and traditions of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.
What’s special about Ethiopia?
“Ethiopia is a country of great diversity, rich in history and culture.”
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Senior National Tour Leader, expert in Culture, History and Trekking tours

Masresha Misganaw
Masresha is an experienced trekking guide, and has profound knowledge and insight to share about Ethiopian culture and the heritage and traditions of the Church in Ethiopia. He’s been guiding travellers through Ethiopia for 14 years, is a native Amharic speaker, and is comfortable leading tours in both English and German.
What’s special about Ethiopia?
“The scenery, the historical sites, and the way people dress, eat, speak and behave!”
guide-kassahun

National Tour Leader, expert in Culture and History

Kassahun Ababu
Kassahun has led more community walking tours than he can count in the 10 years he’s been guiding in Ethiopia. He can confidently share his expertise around Ethiopian heritage, history and culture in Amharic, English and French. He’s also a specialist in the Ethiopian Church.
What’s special about Ethiopia? 
“What’s special about Ethiopia is the variety of landscapes – from the Simiens to the Danakil – and the country’s rich history!”
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National Tour Leader, expert Trekking and Birding

Abebe Baye

Abebe is the man to speak to about birds. He’s been guiding for more than a decade, speaks fluent Amharic and English, and is particularly experienced in leading community walks and treks in the Ethiopian Highlands.
What’s special about Ethiopia?
“Ethiopia is a cradle of humanity, rich in history and with amazing birdlife.”

guide-sintayehu

National Tour Leader, expert in Culture and History

Sintayehu Shiferaw
Sentayehu speaks Amharic and English and has been a qualified guide for five years, having previously taught English at the high school in Lalibela for a number of years. Sentayehu served as a deacon in the church himself, and can offer particular insight into this significant Ethiopian institution. He is an expert in Ethiopian history, religion and culture.
What’s special about Ethiopia?
“Ethiopia is the only country in Africa that hasn’t been colonised. You can see and feel this in its culture and history.”

 

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