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11-Day Bird Watching Tour from Addis Ababa

Price USD$3463.97


11-Day Bird Watching Tour from Addis Ababa
This 11-day tour will enable you visit the best bird-watching sights in the country. Starting from Debre Libanos and Abay Gorge via Langano, Bale Mountains, Yabello, Arba Minch to Awassa. On the trip, you will also visit the Great Rift Valley Lakes of Ethiopia as well as the second highest mountain of Ethiopia which is found in Bale Mountains National Park. Within the trip, you will explore endemic and common bird species of Ethiopia. You would also possibly see the endemic mammals: Ethiopian wolf and menelik\'s bushbuck at Bale Mountains National Park. The drive uses a 4X4 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Day 1: Addis Ababa - Debre Libanos Monastery
Up on arrival in Addis Ababa, the driver and the guide will take you to your hotel for check in. After check-in, start driving to the tributary of the Blue Nile.


Overnight stay at Afarensis International Hotel

Day 2: Langano
Today, you will have a drive to Langano, one of the Rift Valley lakes, surrounded by arid acacia savannah.

Overnight at Bishangari Lodge, Langano

Day 3: Bale Mountains
Today, you set off to Bale Mountain, an area of high altitude plateau , with volcanic crags and lakes, forests, alpine moor land, trout filled streams and a striking variety of fauna and flora. Over 60 species of mammals and 260 birds have been recorded here.

Overnight at Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba

Day 4: Bale Mountains
Today?s drive will take you to the Afro-Alpine grasslands of the Sanetti plateau. It is cited as the world?s largest expanse of Afro?Alpine moorland, a habitat confined to altitudes of 3,500m to 4,500m.

Overnight at Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba

Day 5: Yabello
This journey will be via Awassa; it?s going to be long though detours are not paved and easily accessible.

Overnight at Yabello Motel, Yabello

Day 6: Mega
A few kilometres drive will take you to Mega where you will see many species including Red-napped Bush-Shrikes, D?Arnaud?s Barbet and so much more.

Overnight at Yabello Motel, Yabello

Day 7: Awassa
Today we drive to Lake Awassa and on arrival we search the grounds for Spotted Creeper, Senegal Coucal, Dusky Flycatcher and more.

Overnight stay at Lewi resort, Awassa

Day 8: Arba Minch
After relaxed breakfast, you will have a drive to Arba Minch with a stop at a large local lake that holds Black Egret, White-headed Vulture, and African Cuckoo-Hawk.

Overnight at Mora Heights Hotel, Arba Minch

Day 9: Nechi Sar National Park
Excursion to Nechsar Park through Lake Chamo and Abaya\'s land of barrier called the ?Bridge of God?.

Overnight at Mora Heights Hotel, Arba Minch

Day 10: Langano
Today you will start your return drive towards. Possibly, You will find Black, Goliath and other herons and egrets an many more.

Overnight at Bishangari Lodge, Langano

Day 11: Addis Ababa
You will be arriving in Addis late afternoon. The tour ends at about 07:30pm.

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This 11-day tour will enable you visit the best bird-watching sights in the country. Starting from Debre Libanos and Abay Gorge via Langano, Bale Mountains, Yabello, Arba Minch to Awassa. On the trip, you will also visit the Great Rift Valley Lakes of Ethiopia as well as the second highest mountain of Ethiopia which is found in Bale Mountains National Park. Within the trip, you will explore endemic and common bird species of Ethiopia. You would also possibly see the endemic mammals: Ethiopian wolf and menelik\'s bushbuck at Bale Mountains National Park. The drive uses a 4X4 Toyota Land Cruiser.