Birding tours specialist profile
Mr. Meseret Mekuria ( our birding tours specialist ) formerly worked for the national park service in Ethiopia studying birds and mammals (habitats, observation, identification and census). He trained at the College Of African Wildlife Management, Tanzania and has written papers on diversity and abundance of bird species in different habitats in Tanzanian National parks. Today, he is one of the country’s top guides with a passion for Ethiopian endemic birds and mammals in this relatively unknown country for birdwatchers.
From his experiences as a former wildlife manager he is very familiar with all the best places for birds and wildlife, has lived in many of them. He is working with international bird watching companies and professionals from Europe, Australia, Canada and United States.
Meseret speaks English and several local tribal languages and is personally known to many village people throughout Ethiopia. This is important for successful guiding not only to find birds but also for safety, when traveling in the remote tribal areas. He has a keen interest in sport, particularly soccer.
We would recommend Meseret Mekuria as your preferred guide in Ethiopia. His professionalism is outstanding. Beyond being simply reliable and punctual Meseret truly listens to the wants and needs of his clients and remains flexible and responsive in ensuring that their experience is a valuable one. His broad network across Ethiopia coupled with his sound knowledge of local culture and wildlife is fantastic. He is also a very personable individual who makes you feel very welcome in this beautiful country. It is obvious that he is well regarded locally in his field and that he has a particular talent when it comes to ornithology. I feel well qualified to make such statements given that I have travelled with Meseret extensively on 2 occasions - most recently in 2007 with my wife Sarah - and I have also recommended him to my 70 year old parents whom Meseret led a memorable cultural trip for in 2006.
Shaun Bacon, Australia. sbacon(AT)wildframes.com
During my March 07 Ethiopia trip, Meseret not only managed to show us 419 species of birds (incl. 23 endemics), but I also enjoyed his company very much, and he became a good friend. From his experiences as a former wildlife manager, Meseret is very familiar with all the best places for birds and wildlife and has lived in many of them. He speaks several tribal languages and is personally known to many village people throughout Ethiopia. This is important for successful guiding not only for finding birds but also for safety, when travelling the tribal areas.
Knud Rasmussen, Toronto, Canada - krkr(AT)sympatico.ca
Contact us for your birding tours inquires
+251911332712 (Mr. Messert Mekuria )