Dereje Channe

Dereje Chane graduated from the Ethiopian Catering & Tourism Institute and Jima University. He speaks good English as well as French, with a certificate from Ethio-French Alliance. Dereje is an enthusiastic and personable guide who loves to share his knowledge of Ethiopia’s culture and history.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips:

Lost Worlds of Ethiopia, January 13-25, 2012
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia, September 11-27, 2012
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia, January 15-31, 2013
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia, September 11-27, 2013
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia, January 10-26, 2014

Recent Photo Blog Posts

Colorful Ethiopia, Victor Bloomfield

Client Testimonials:


Dereje is very knowledgeable, very smart, very nice—a good choice! Bertram P., Wellfleet, MA
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia
Dereje was a wonderful leader and a pleasure to be with. His knowledge of birds was excellent and we had much fun bird watching. Diane M., Elm Grove, WI
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia
Dereje is amazing! He is very informed, kind, smart, communicates well, and handled our group perfectly. Lloys F., Los Angeles, CA
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia
Dereje was maybe my best guide—ever! His knowledge in every area (history, religion, culture, arts, politics, tribes) was unsurpassed. Linda L., Oklahoma City, OK
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia
Dereje is perhaps the best guide we've ever had on any trip. He is extremely knowledgeable about Ethiopia in many aspects such as history, religion, tribes, birds and widelife, and photography. Alicia M., Long Beach, CA
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia
Intelligent, enthusiastic, friendly, helpful, concerned, proud/humble, communicative, agreeable/flexible, etc. One of our BEST guides ever! Pat M., Long Beach, CA
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia
Dereje is perhaps the best guide we've ever had on any trip. He is extremely knowledgeable about Ethiopia in many aspects such as history, religion, tribes, endemic birds and wildlife, and photography. Alicia M., Long Beach, CA
Lost Worlds of Ethiopia