Hello, my name is Tazebew “Taz” Wagnew. 
I was born 1992 in one of the villages in the Simien Mountains National Park and have spent my whole life in this beautiful area. My village is near Gich called Ambaras, one of the mountain camps

family tradition

When I was 12 years old and I completed my elementary school I moved to Debark, now home to the National Park head office. 
I was very lucky that I moved to Debark as it gave me a great opportunity to go to the local secondary school.
Many of the mountain children don’t get this chance and I am forever thankful to my grand father Negash Wereta. He also played a great role for the Simien Mountains to be established and registered as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

registered guide

After I graduated from high school the regional bureau of the tourism commission was holding guiding recruitment and I passed the entrance exam and began studying to be a mountain guide. As an experienced guide I have taken a lot of training about the Simien Mountains, including:

  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Plants
  • Customer care
  • Mountaineering
  • Trekking arrangement
  • Ethiopian history
  • Guiding technique
  • First Aid
HIGHLY recommend Taz Wagnew
Simien Mountains
February 26, 2020

The hike was a medium difficulty level, for me. The view and experience were truly fascinating. I was able to meet several types of travelers, from all over the world. Each night, we had a bon fire, and everyone would gather around. Everyone traded stories and riddles from Spain, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Germany, to any read more

Great trek with Taz and crew!
Taz, Simiens
February 9, 2020

A group of 5 of us spent 3 days and 2 nights trekking with Taz and his crew. It was a wonderful experience that I would highly recommend! Everything was arranged, we just had to show up with our personal belongings. It was very easy and quick to communicate with Taz via whatsapp or email, read more

Amazing & Impressive
Taz, Simiens
January 9, 2020

We undertook a wonderful three week journey throught the north of Ethiopia with a brilliant tour guide. We would like to recommend this guide to you to take him into the next edition of your really good guidebook on Ethiopia. Tazbew Wagnew Beyene (aged 28) was born in the Simien Mountains. After a few Email exchanges read more

A great experience with a fantastic guide
Taz, Simiens
November 12, 2019

We took part in a four day trek to the spectacular Simien mountains as part of a small group which we arranged before arriving in country. Taz met us at our hotel in Gondar to brief us on the hike the day before and ensured that all was arranged to get us to Debark and read more

A must see
Taz, Simien
September 23, 2015

Again I can recommend best tour organizer and it’s lovely owner Taz. He’s a very special young man who you can trust; he’s reliable and honest and knows the area like the back of his hand. He loves his country and will organize your trip and show you his part of it with consideration and read more

Simien Ethiopia Trekking by TAZ could be the right choice for you if you like:

  • to be treated well
  • to travel with somebody who call the Simien Mountains and Ethiopia his home
  • no international travel agency but a local business
  • support and advice from Switzerland/Germany if you like
  • that Taz personally cares about your happiness and wellbeing during the trip
  • personalized tours instead of one-fits-all