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Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa. Afternoon city tour of Addis. Overnight AA. Day 2 Drive to Dinsho HQ via lakes region. Overnight Dinsho.... more

Day 3
Start trekking to Fencha Abbera via Web valley. Overnight camping at the waterfall Fincha Abbera.

Day 4
Trek to Wassama Peak via Meraro. Overnight camping at the foot of Wassama Peak.

Day 5
Trek from Wassama to Gabra Guracha Lake via Mount Batu (4203) the second highest peak in the Bale Mountains. Overnight camping.

Day 6
Walk to Konteh peak (4132), on the top of Sanattie plateau where we meet our vehicle and then, we drive to Goba for an overnight staying.

Day 7
Drive back to Addis Ababa via Asela. Overnight AA.

Day 8
Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa. After lunch we drive to Geferssa reservoir, about an hour drive west of Addis Ababa. The Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Geese, Abyssinian Long-clow, Black-headed ... moreSiskin are some of the endemic species could easily be seen.

Day 2
Drive to Debre-Libanose Monastery via Suluta plain. It is a wonderful place for the endemic birds; such as the White winged cliff chat, White billed starling, White collared pigeon, Abyssinian Long-clow, Black headed-sis kin and Black headed-forest Oriole. Late afternoon proceed to Debre-Brehan for two nights staying

Day 3
Drive to Ankober in search of the endemic Ankober Serine. We continue unto Melka Gebdhu via Aliyou Amba for Yellow throated Serien and other important birds like Marshal Eagle, Giant King Fisher, Shining and African pygmy sunbirds, different weavers including Village weavers. Back to Debre Brehan in the evening.

Day 4
Leave Debre Brehan early in the morning for Langano (via Addis Ababa). Before lunch we will have a stoppage at Chelklaka wet land near Debre-Zeit. It is here that where we expecting different water birds like White-backed Duck, Maccoa Duck, Ferreugnes Duck, Red billed Teal and Knob billed Duck. Lunch will be at Debre-Zeit. Then, Proceed to Ziway for an afternoon birding. En route we will have a lot of roadside stops.

Day 5
After breakfast drive to Abijata alkaline lake, where one can see thousands of Lesser Flamingos. African pochard, Avocet, Gull Billed Tern, Black-headed Gull and huge number of aquatic species are seen. In the afternoon we have birding in the acacia woodland by the park HQ. Then, we proceed to Wondogenet for two nights staying.

Day 6.
Full day birding in the lush forest of WondoGenet. The endemic Yellow Fronted Parrot, Black-headed Forest Oriole, Red winged Starling, Abyssinian Woodpecker, Grosbeak Weaver, White checked Trace, spotted creeper, and other forest birds are some of the species we are expecting here.

Day 7
Drive to the magnificent Bale Mountains National Park. Which is home to different endemic mammals and birds. The Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bushbuck, and Ethiopian Wolf are one of the Ethiopian endemic mammals that can easily be seen in Bale. The Spot-breasted Plover, Rouge’s Rail, Abyssinian catbird, Cinnamon bracken warbler and White backed Black Tit are one of the species that we are seeing on the highlands of Bale

Day 8
Full day birding in the Afro-Alpine of the Sanattie Plateau. In most cases we may see the Wattle Crane, the rare bird in Africa.

Day 9
Leave the Bale Mountains for Lake Awassa. Here, we will have a full afternoon birding expecting lot varieties of species. Allen’s Gallinule, Lesser moorhen, Blue-headed Coucal, Spotted creeper, Giant Kingfisher, Grey Kestrel, Painted Snipe, Grey headed Kingfisher and Double Toothed Barbet are some of the species we are looking for. Overnight Awassa.

Day 10
Drive back to Addis Ababa and, en route we will have a lot of roadside stops.

Day 11
Day 1:- Addis Ababa – Goba Early we depart from Addis Ababa proceed driving to Goba En route you will visit the zuway Lake , overnight in Wabishebelle Hotel. ... more

Day 2:- Goba – Dinsho
After paying for the park entrance and local guide we start the amazing scenery of the park by foot or horse back then move to Gaisay grassland the place where you can see the endemic mammals such as the Minilik’s bushbuck, Ethiopian wolfs and mountain Nyla and endemic birds such as Abyssinian cat bird, Wattled ibis, Abyssinian long claw and others, overnight in lodge.

Day 3:-camp site- web valley
Drive to web valley then start trekking visiting the Habera water fall crossing the web river this area is a place where you can see wild animals including Leopards, overnight in lodge.

Day 4:-camp site- Bale Mountains
Hiking to the second highest mountain called Tulu Dimtu it is 4,377 meters above sea level watching the panoramic view of the amazing bale national park, overnight in lodge.

Day 5:-camp site- Harenna forest
From the sanetti plateau drive to dense forest where you can see vast number of bird life and African wild life, overnight in Bale lodge.

Day 6:- camp site – Sof Omar cave
Visiting the Amazing lime stone cave which is the longest cave in Africa trekking in to the cave as much as you can and the surrounding area which is very attractive, overnight in Goba wabishebelle hotel.

Day 7:- Goba – Addis Ababa
On the way back visiting Debrezyt town you will visit the Rift valley Lakes then after arrival in Addis Ababa you will attend our farewell party at cultural restaurant with best Ethiopian coffee, Departure.

N.B. depending up on your request this Itinerary can be modify.
Ethiopia with a temperate climate, grand mountain scenery and a tradition of generous hospitality, all in all the Ethiopia highlands offer suburb trekking opportunities. Horses, mules, ... morecamels and donkeys are universal means of transport, so horse, mule and camel trekking has been a natural development. Trekking can be interpreted in many ways, but it is usually walking or riding a horse, mule or camel, or a combination of the two. The animals can be used just for carrying a load or can be ridden part of the time, and the usual group will have pack animals for baggage and some riding animals the group can be used in turn.

Trekking in Ethiopia does not involve any necessary skill, although it obviously is best if you are physically fit. The terrain is usually steep for only short period, when walking rather than riding may be necessary. Much of the time it will be walking, although this may be at an altitude as high as 4000 meters (13,120 feet). A slow pace is recommended, which is not difficult as there is so much to see and wonder at.

Trips can be tailored to meet and fulfill individuals’ needs or requirements, weather they need day trips around Dinsho, the headquarter of the Bale Mountains National Park or at Sankaber of the Simien Mountains National Park or ten or more days to explore the untouched stunning African land.


Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International airport. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: After breakfast seeing the sights of Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Head to Sodore spa; and visit natural hot spring. Overnight Hotel

Day 4: To Dodola; then reach to Changity campsite. Overnight Camping

Day 5: Commence trekking to Wahoro set at 3300m. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 6: Morning trek toward Angafu located at 3460m. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 7: Trek from Angafu to Adale situated at 3300m. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 8: Trek to Mololicho; through high altitude plants. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 9: Trekking to Duro; set through open moorland. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 10: Hike to Berenda; famed for its bamboo plant. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 11: In the morning trek to Adaba end of the hiking. Overnight Hotel

Day 12: Drive to Dinsho at Bale Mountains headquarters. Overnight Hotel

Day 13: Trek through African juniper and Hagenia trees. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Trip to Awassa set at the shore of Lake Awassa. Overnight Hotel

Day 15: After breakfast leave and head to Wendo Genet. Overnight Hotel

Day 16: Pay time to visit Abijiata – Shalla National Park. Overnight Hotel

Day 17: Back to Addis Ababa visiting the rift valley lake. Overnight Hotel

Day 18: Time for shopping; then in the evening departure back to home.
Bale Mountains in the south are also home to some unique wild life, and are ideal for trekking. Bale Mountains National Park is the largest area of Afro-Alpine habitat in the whole ... moreof the continent. It gives the visitor opportunities for unsurpassed scenic driving and the chances to view many of Ethiopia's endemic mammals, in particular the Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bush Buck and Semien Fox, and birds, such as the Thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose, and Rouget's Rail.
The second highest peak in Ethiopia, Tullu Dimtu (4377m), is among many peaks in the trekking route.
The Bale Mountains is an ideal place for trekking that combines stunning scenery, endemic mammals and birds of Ethiopia additional reward for any one set out for this trip.

Duration: 9 days
Day 01 : arrive in Addis Ababa. Hotel
Day 02 : Drive to Bale Mountains Head Quarter, Dinsho. The scenery is extraordinary, particularly the last hour as you climb up through forests overlooking valleys. About 5km before Dinsho you come to the swampy Gaysay Grasslands, the first section of the National Park. Camping.
Day 03 : In Dinsho and Gassay, swampy grassland. The day is dedicated in search of endemic mammals as same time acclimatization walk. Camping
Day 04 :Trek to Mararo 5-6 hrs through the lush highland vegetation to our first campsite, Mararo. Camping
Day 05 : to Wasema Valley (7- 8 hrs). Camping
Day 06 : to Gebre Guracha, day of ascending to Sanetti Plateau, an outstanding example of Afro-Alpine moorland. Here, you will enjoy close up views of the Simien wolf, and cross Batu Mountain, 4200m. Camping
Day 07 : to Little Batu making another way back to the direction of the Head Quarter, Dinsho (6 – 7 hrs). Camping
Day 8 :trek back to Dinsho Head Quarter (5 – 6 hrs). Camping
Day 9 : Drive back to Addis evening Departure: Drive back to Addis Ababa. Evening a fare well dinner party in one of the traditional Ethiopian restaurant with music and dances from different ethnic groups. Departure
Ethiopia is a birdwatcher paradise. Join local guides for an adventure.
Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa. Overnight Addis Ababa Day 2: Drive to Awash National park. This park will help you to watch Red- winged lark, Helmeted Guinea fowl, Blue – happed mouse ... morebird, kori Bustard; yellow – billed kite, yellow – nacked francolin and gray Horn bill. Overnight Awash

Day 3: Have a full visit to the National park. The park is a home of more than 460 species of birds and different species of animals. Overnight Awash.

Day 4: Drive to Langano. This drive will pave the way for different species of birds on the road side and in Langano resort beech. Overnight Langano.

Day 5: Drive to Wondo Genet. Overnight Wondo Genet.

Day 6: Visit Woudo Genet forest. Overnight Wondo Genet.

Day 7: Drive to Bale Mountain Afro alpine region Dinsho head quarter and Gaisay plain. Overnight Dinsho.

Day 8: Drive to Goba this will take us to the vast bird species aggregation. Overnight Goba.

Day 9: Drive to Addis Ababa. Overnight Addis Ababa.

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