About Tadele Travel
We’re a small family run travel company that specialises in high-end tailored travel in Ethiopia.
We set up Tadele Travel to share our knowledge of the country with people keen to experience not only the remarkable landscapes, wildlife and history of Ethiopia, but also the culture, warmth and hospitality of Ethiopians themselves.
For us, the foundation of designing journeys that achieve this is respect. All the experiences we offer respect the local people, wildlife and natural environment of Ethiopia. You can find out more about how we operate and what makes us different in Why us?
Girma Tadele: The Founders and Director – was born and grew up in the ancient town of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose rock-hewn churches are today one of Ethiopia’s best-known wonders. He worked as a guide in Ethiopia for many years and became involved in developing community-based tourism projects there. Much of his family still live in Ethiopia, and he returns there regularly with his family. Besides qualifications in IT, Girma also has a degree in Travel & Tourism from the University of Brighton.
“I love the culture and the country I grew up in, and I know just how rich it is in so many ways. In facilitating great travel experiences in Ethiopia my aim is to bridge the divide between travellers and local communities – to make sure that both sides are rewarded by their experience.”
Richard Nerurkar: Director – lived in Ethiopia for almost 10 years, working alongside Haile Gebrselassie in establishing the Great Ethiopian Run as Africa’s biggest road race. He speaks Amharic, feels at home in Ethiopia and treasures his many years of staging community running events throughout the country. Richard competed at 10,000m and the marathon for the British Athletics team for a number of years and since leaving his full-time role as Managing Director of the Great Ethiopian Run in 2010, has worked in business development and as a sports management consultant for several event management companies.
“During our time living and working in Addis Ababa, I never met an international traveller who did not say what a wonderful experience they were having in Ethiopia. This alone is a great reason for wanting more people to get to know the country.”« Back