Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Travel Ethiopia guides - Experience Ethiopia from the Inside!


Name: Samrawit Fekade Duki – proud to be one of the very few women guides in Ethiopia! 
Position: Guide and Tour Consultant 
International Languages: English, French and German 
Local Languages: Amharic, Guragiga and Oromiga 
Education: BA Degree in Theater Arts, Diploma in Film, Advance Certificate in Tour Guide, Certificate in Food and Beverage management.
Background and Experience: After graduating from university, I started giving lessons on directing and film acting. While teaching on directing and acting I joined the Ethiopian Television to direct TV dramas on part-time basis. My desire to learn all aspects of Theater Arts took me to a magazine company where I have been an editor and Co-editor in Chief. It was at this time that I figured I enjoy challenging jobs, and my pursuit to get challenged took me to the Tourism Industry in 2007. I have travelled all over Ethiopia, with my clients invitation I was honored to visit most European countries. I have been to The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Italy. Travelling to Europe extensively has allowed me to have a depth knowledge about their way of living, culture and history. Having the cultural and natural burden of being women, I am proud to be one of the very few women guides in Ethiopia.
Name: Asseffa Ayele – Guiding is breathing!
Position: Senior Tour Guide 
International Languages: English, German, Italian, French
Local Languages: Nine inland languages which are helpful for guiding: Amharic, Oromigna, Kefigna, Dorzeigna, Kuligna, Wolytigna, partially, Tigrigna and Guragigna.
Background and Experience: I started guiding in Jan 1999. I have been working in the industry for over a decade, five years as a guide and a senior guide at the present. I take tourists all over the country. My expertise is in history, culture, nature and people. I guide large to small groups, a couple to an individual, scholars in different fields, officials of different institutions, regional and international organizations like African Union and United Nations executives, journalists,tour operators, Tour Managers and a German prince. All in all, people from all walks of life, except tourists from the Polar region! I love my job. Guiding is like breathing to me. As the sun is important and vital to all creatures, so is being a guide.

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