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Wildlife Holiday to the Bale Mountains National Park

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  • Trip Type Nature and wildlife
  • Tour Code GHET-WE2
  • Private Journey
  • 3 Days
  • Enjoy a unique wildlife holiday in the largest Afro Alpine habitant in the whole of Africa. Bale Mountains is area of high altitude plateau that is fragmented by numerous remarkable volcanic plugs and peaks, beautiful alpine lakes and mountain streams that run down in the deep rocky gorges on their way to the lowlands. It is haven for various endemic mammals including the endangered and the last African Wolf, Mountain Nyala, Minilik Bushbuck, and many endemic birds as well as different mammals.

Enjoy a unique wildlife holiday in the largest Afro Alpine habitant in the whole of Africa. Bale Mountains is  area of high altitude plateau that is fragmented by numerous remarkable volcanic plugs and peaks, beautiful alpine lakes and mountain streams that run down in the deep rocky gorges on their way to the lowlands. It is haven for various endemic mammals including the endangered and the last African Wolf, Mountain Nyala, Minilik Bushbuck, and many endemic birds as well as different mammals.

The highlights of this wildlife holiday will be the endangered Ethiopian Wolf which is a rare creature, unique to the highlands of Ethiopia. On this tour we will also have the chance to see the gorgeous Mountain Nyala and delightful Bale monkey. We will also have plenty of chance to spot many endemic birds as we will be touring around one of the continents top five birding hotspots.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy endemic wildlife holiday in the beautiful Bale Mountain
  • watch the last surviving African Wolf, Ethiopian Red Wolf
  • Watch the Mountain Nyala & Minilik Bush Buk which are endemic to the Bale Mountains
  • Spot endemic birds and other mammals
  • Enjoy city tour of Addis Ababa

Day 1: Addis Ababa-Bale Mountains National Park

In the morning, drive south east of Addis Ababa to the new Express Road to Dinsho, the head quarter of Bale Mountains National Park. This is one of the biggest Afro Alpine Habitat in the entire African continent.
In the afternoon, we will have a game drive around the headquarter to visit some of the endemic mammals in the park including: Bale Mountain Nyala (endemic to Bale Mountains National Park), Minilik Bushbuck, warthogs and man more.

Overnight: Wabi Shebele Hotel-Goba (Meal: L/D)

Day 2:  Goba-Senettie Plateau

In the morning, drive high in plateau in one of the most beautiful parts of the park.  This is the territory of the endemic Ethiopian Red Wolf.  This endangered canine is the only wolf family found in Africa.  It can be spotted commonly here in the vast afro alpine vegetation hunting on Giant Mallrats on which it commonly feeds.

On this well conserved afro alpine ecosystem, you will definitely see some endemic birds like the Blue Winged Goose and other birds as well as the Giant Mallrats pretty match everywhere.  Later in the afternoon, we will take a relaxing trek around Gesse Valley where we can see many more wildlife and enjoy the scenic view walking around the valley.

Overnight: Wabi Shebele Hotel-Goba (Meal: B/L/D)

Day 3: Goba - Lake Ziway-Addis Ababa

In the morning, drive north west to the Ethiopian Great Rift Valley Lakes Region. On this region you will find chains of beautiful Rift Valley Lakes which are home to many birdlife and other wildlife. En-route here we will stop at Lake Ziway, one of the biggest Rift Valley Lakes. Lake Ziway is very famous for abundant bird life. We will have lunch at Haile Resort on the shore of Lake Ziway and continue driving back to Addis Ababa. The
As we finish our visit to the lakes, we then continue to drive back to Addis Ababa through the new expressway, which starts, at Mojo to arrive in Addis Ababa late in Afternoon.  End of tour. (Meal: B/L)

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