This page explains about the Biography of Access Eco Trekking Tours company tour and trekking guides and we hope that this helps our clients to know with whom they would make their trip!
At Outdoor adventures, we run year round eco trekking, mountain hiking, community based tourism, outdoor activities, city tour, historical, cultural trips, backpacking, and camping around Lalibela, Ethiopia.
Every tour guides are CPR and Wilderness First Aid certified. we ensured that a smooth and enjoyable group dynamic was maintained at all times and every hiking guides are also trained to triangulate their position and navigate by compass and map.
Our Trekking guides and team members were born in Lalibela mountainous regions of Northern Ethiopia and have spent their childhoods travelling the endless trails of these parts of the country.
Our staff has intimate knowledge of the terrain, the people, the cultures you will encounter on your trek. With our years of experience and knowledge, it is our goal to provide a life time memorable tour and we set out an exciting but safe, independent and fully supported group trekking.
Kanu, the founder of Access Eco Trekking Tours, worked as Eco Trekking, Community Tourism and Private Tour guide for the town of Addis Ababa, Lalibela in Ethiopia, while acting as the member of Addis Ababa city tour guide association.
He has lived over 30 years in both Addis Ababa and Lalibela. Observing thousands of guests to Lalibela who would stroll the historic churches of Lalibela and visit the unique handicraft shops and restaurants of Lalibela, he realized that many of the many of them left without learning about hidden beauty of Mount Abuna Yosef, the tradition of the local community and the great historic relevance of Lalibela to the entire history of the people around Lalibela.
That’s when he decided to begin the local, Eco Trekking, Community Based Tourism and mountain hiking tour company that would bring people from every corner of the world to Lalibela Mount Abuna Yosef while narrating the rich history of the area with its people who their hands behind the amazing 11th century churches of Lalibela, Aksum, Gondar, Harare, Lucy and churches of Tigray.
On the tour, guides would tell about habitats, nature and tradition of the local community around Mount Abuna Yosef and would tell numerous historically accurate stories of churches in Lalibela and the country in general.
In his past, Kanu attended the National Tour Management Institute in Addis Ababa. He also was a professional Reception in different hotels and tour guide in the country. He also the member of Ethiopian Space Science Society.
Kanu is one of our Guides now for our hiking and Community tour company Access Eco Trekking Tours and we are lucky to have him!
Eshetu comes from one of the original pioneer families that settled at the historical town of Lalibela, Ethiopia. So, he has always had a special passion for the history of Lalibela. Eshetu spent many a day in Lalibela during his childhood, hanging out with his friends around the churches of Lalibela and over the Ethiopian highlands on Mount Abuna Yosef!
“My grandparents sold potato products from their farm in a small village near Mount Abuna Yosef during Lalibela’s early days; My Father’s farm land located on the top of a mountain and we should walk a long distance to cultivate our land.
My Father was so passionate with farming and herbal plants. I am not sure if this is why I seem to attract about adventure, mountain hiking and outdoor activities on Mount Abuna Yosef, or if it has something to do with finding a way to continue my high school in Lalibela as most of the children in our village. But every month the energy seems to become more intense as we need to walk more than 50km to attend our high school in Lalibela. However, I feel happy by the amazing nature that Mount Abuna Yosef has and I don’t feel that I am always walking this distance!
After attending my high school, I went to the vocational school in Lalibela and I attend about Eco Trekking and Community Tourism which helps me to remain in Lalibela and find a job.”
Eshetu thoroughly enjoys working both the Eco Trekking and Community Tours for Access Eco Trekking Tours and we are lucky to have her!