Ethiopia Birdwatching holiday in Bale Mountains 10 DAYs
10 Days 09 Nights
Travel with a local tour operator on this Ethiopia birdwatching holiday to the Bale Mountain region, recently voted fourth on a list of the best birding sites by the African Bird Club. Our guides will take you to the best sites, visiting a different area each day, from Awassa Lake to Sannete Plateau and the Harena Forest. Each different habitat boats a variety of birds, with Ethiopia itself home to 830 recorded species, 23 of which are found nowhere else in the world.
In addition to birdwatching, this tour reveals the culture, history and wildlife of one of the most beautiful parts of Ethiopia. Included in the 10-day trip is adventure trekking, wildlife watching – look out for hippos and monkeys! – and exploring the markets, museums and monuments of Addis Ababa.
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Arrive in Addis Ababa
A welcoming reception and transfer to your hotel
Addis Ababa city tour
At Addis, the different historical monuments, museums and mausoleums; churches; Merkato (the largest open air market); first palace of Haile Selassie I inside Addis Ababa University; the Selassie Cathedral which places the Emperor’s body; buried in the year 2000 the national museum etc will be your interest showing you Ethiopian lifestyles.
Drive Awassa en route visit Rift Valley Lakes
Awassa is one of Ethiopia’s most beautiful lakes and is rich in bird life. Among those Pygmy Goose, Brown Snake Eagle, Grey Kestral, Spotted Creeper, African Firefinch, Green-backed Honeyguide, Blue-headed Coucal, Red-breasted Wryneck, Malakite King Fisher, Spur-winged Plover, Black Forest we can expect to see Saddlebill and Maribou Storks, Bruce’s Green Pigeon. There are hippos in the lake and Colobus and Cervet monkeys in the gardens of the lake side hotels.
Drive to Dinsho
You will also marvel the wildlife among them Klipspringer, Serval, Bushpig, Giant Forest Hog, Grey Duiker, and Colobus Monkey.
Trek to Finca’a Habera
You will have an exciting trekking for about 15 km inside the park.
Trek to Gaysay valley
You will marvel the beautiful natural scenery and the picturesque web water fall
Drive to Sannete Plateau and to Harena Forest
It has a spectacular Harenna escarpment, wild flowers, and many endemic birds and wild life. The 4000 asl Sanetti Plateau, with its striking Afro-Alpine flora, such as the Giant Lobelia and Red Hot Poker. It is the best place in Ethiopia to see the Simien Wolf, endemic to Ethiopia.
Drive to Langano
You will drive to Lake Langano where you can swim and enjoy the sun and relax at the brown waters
Drive back to Addis
You will also explore the Shala and Abyata National park Here you will also see the greatest congregation of birds and an exceptional view of remarkable terrain. Among the profusion of bird life here few are bright yellow masked weaver, red-billed hornbill, African fish eagle, ostriches etc. The woods teem with flashes of bright color and resound with birdsong.
Transfer to the airport.
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