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We Are

Bale Mountains Eco Tours, Ethiopia was founded in 2015 by founder Ayuba Ahmed to provide visitors with quality guiding services. By doing so, it is hoped that this endeavor will help promote international awareness and conservation efforts for Bale Mountains National Park and the region.

In addition, it is hoped that by providing better services, more people will visit the area which will create new opportunities and alternative livelihoods for local communities thereby furthering the conservation of the park.

“You are a great guide and were always attentive of my needs on the trip. I highly recommend your services to any other visitors coming to the Bale region. Thanks for the amazing time.”
Matthew Thornton from USA

The Founder

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My name is Ayuba Ahmed and I was born in Bale Dinsho, in the heart of the Bale Mountains and I am the founder of Bale Mountains Eco Tours, Ethiopia. I am an Ethiopia native and was born in the small town of Dinsho,in the heart of the Bale mountains national park, after I finish my colleague Bale Robe I have been working us a guide in Bale mountains and the Ethiopia Wolfe conservation program for like 9 year as a wolf monitor and l ater working with Frankfurt zoological society, as a para - ecologist helping research and students study vegetation, small mammals, and the hydrology of theregion. For the last 9 years I am founder of Bale mountains Eco Tours Ethiopia.

After sometime, I sought out and successfully received a diploma in ‘Tourism Management’ from Madawelabu University in Bale Robe, Ethiopia. Afterwards, I again started work as a freelance guide who specialized in Bale but traveled extensively throughout Ethiopia especially for those who were interested in bird watching, wildlife viewing and cultural excursions. In addition, I have guided journalists and film crews throughout Ethiopia, some of which you can see at www.goingwild.org.

I have dedicated myself to this work and improving the services I provide. I have successfully completed numerous guide training programs provided by the Frankfurt Zoological Society and I’m always learning from my experiences with clients. Recently, I have decided to start this tour company as a continuation of improving the quality of tourism services that I provide and those provided in Bale.

Although I specialize in tour guiding throughout Bale, my work has taken me throughout Ethiopia and I have become familiar with all the popular tourist destinations that the country has to offer. I am also knowledgeable with Ethiopian history, numerous Ethiopian cultures and Ethiopia’s natural history. I am fluent in Amharic, Afan Oromo and English. My services have come highly recommended and have been featured in the pages of Lonely Planet©, Brandt©, Trip Advisor©, Voyage Forum and the Bale Mountains National Park website.

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From Evening Standard

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“ We trek through forests filled with wild rose and centuries old trees. We skirt mountains that look like the skulls of giants, passing under shadowy flocks of ibis that cackle like witches. That evening we set up camp at the bottom of a cliff. “There are leopards here,” says Ayuba, gesturing casually to the putty-coloured crags.”