Ethiopia birdwatching Bale Mountains

Tour Highlights

A rewarding birdwatching tour in Bale Mountains Ethiopia , is  unqiuely designed to serve the needs of anyone looking for adventure trekking, bird watching, observing wildlife and sight seeing in one of the most beautiful parts of Ethiopia.

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa.

A welcoming reception followed by a transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: 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.

Day 3: 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.

Day 4: Drive to Dinsho.

You will also marvel the wildlife among them Klipspringer, Serval, Bushpig, Giant Forest Hog, Grey Duiker, and Colobus Monkey.

Day 5: Trek to Finca’a Habera.

You will have an exciting trekking for about 15 km inside the park.

Day 6: Trek to Gaysay valley.

You will marvel the beautiful natural scenery and the picturesque web water fall.

Day 7: 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.

Day 8: Drive to Langano.

You will drive to Lake Langano where you can swim and enjoy the sun and relax at the brown waters.

Day 9: 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.

Day 10: Departure.

Transfer to the airport. Travelling with a local operator This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

 

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A rewarding birdwatching tour in Bale Mountains Ethiopia , is  unqiuely designed to serve the needs of anyone looking for adventure trekking, bird watching, observing wildlife and sight seeing in one of the most beautiful parts of Ethiopia.

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa.

A welcoming reception followed by a transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: 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.

Day 3: 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.

Day 4: Drive to Dinsho.

You will also marvel the wildlife among them Klipspringer, Serval, Bushpig, Giant Forest Hog, Grey Duiker, and Colobus Monkey.

Day 5: Trek to Finca’a Habera.

You will have an exciting trekking for about 15 km inside the park.

Day 6: Trek to Gaysay valley.

You will marvel the beautiful natural scenery and the picturesque web water fall.

Day 7: 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.

Day 8: Drive to Langano.

You will drive to Lake Langano where you can swim and enjoy the sun and relax at the brown waters.

Day 9: 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.

Day 10: Departure.

Transfer to the airport. Travelling with a local operator This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.