"The Bale Mountains contain the largest contiguous expanse of Afro-alpine habitat in Africa with over 300 square kilometers present."

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About The People

A sunset on the Sanetti Plateau in Bale Mountains National Park Ethiopia

Ayuba Ahmed, the founder of Bale Mountains Eco Tours Ethiopia, trekking in Bale Mountains National ParkThe Founder

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.  At the age of 16, I began working for Bale Mountains National Park as a guide and lodge assistant. During this time, I took out numerous researchers interested in the area’s birdlife, wildlife, plant life and ecosystems. 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.

A mountain nyala looking out over the terrain in the Weyb Valley of Bale Mountains National Park Ethiopia.