About Dave

I was born on October 12th, 1988 in Ambaras,  a small village situated inside the Simien Mountains National Park. I attended elementary school there and finished high school some years later in Debark where the park headquarters is located.


With training in Tourism management, Tour and Trekking arrangement and Guide techniques from the tourist board, I have planned and undertaken various trips since passing his examinations in 2009. With over ten years experience as a tour guide, I am able to organize any trip to the Simien Mountains and beyond suitable for all abilities.

I have set up and run Ras Dejen Tours P.L.C. since 2012. I work with my two brothers and other carefully selected, experienced and knowledgeable local guides, Chefs and Drivers.

My Company is named after mount Ras Dejen (4543 masl), the highest in Ethiopia which is found in the Simien Mountains. So far, I have climbed it for more than 27 times with many wonderful people from all over the world!