Bale Mountains Ethiopia Tour
We begin our tour in the capital of Ethiopia, and drive from Addis to the Bale Mountains National Park. We will arrive at the park headquarters in the afternoon, in time for a leisurely afternoon hike, possibly spotting two endemic mammals that frequent the area: Menelik’s Bushbuck and the Mountain Nyala. Birds in this area include the Blue-Winged Goose, the Spot-Breasted Lapwing, and the Abyssinian Long Claw, the Wattled Ibis, the Black-Headed Siskin and numerous other species. Overnight camping near park entrance.
Trek to Sodota.Walk through Dinsho and enter the National Park. Around Dinsho, the Mountain Nyala and Menelik’s Bushbuck should be visible. While trekking through the park, there will be a chance to see Ethiopian Wolves. Stop by Habera Waterfall for a nice break. Hiking will take 6-7 hours. Camping at Sodota.
Trek to Wasama. On day 3 we continue our tour with a trek to Wasama through a beautiful landscape with stunning views. Pass through Mararo Valley where the Lammergeyer and Verraux Eagles keep nests. There will also be a chance a seeing the Ethiopian Wolf and other species of birds. Around 5-6 hours of trekking. Camping at Wasama.
Trek to Gebre Gurracha. Start the day by hiking up Mt. Wasama (4200m) and then continue down into the Worgona Valley. Falcons, raptors, and possibly the Ethiopian wolf will be visible. End the day at Lake Gebre Gurracha, meaning “black lake” in the Oromic language.Trekking will take 6-7 hours. Camping at Gebre Gurracha.
Sanetti Plateau – Addis Ababa. Take a short trek from Gebre Gurracha up to the Sanetti Plateau to meet vehicles. Return to Addis Ababa. Enjoy dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s many ethnic groups.