General

The Bale Mountains National Park is known for its wildlife. Over 60 mammal species and 260 bird species have been recorded here. The lush forests of the Bale Mountains National Park are perfect for a safari experience along with some trekking, horseback riding, and walking amongst wildlife. You can explore the deep gorges, alpine lakes, and waterfalls. On your hike, you can observe the endemic Mountain Nyala, the Menelik Bushbuck, and the Ethiopian Wolf

Program Duration:

  • 5 days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Drive from Addis to the Bale Mountains National Park. 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, the Abyssinian Long Claw, the Wattled Ibis, the Black-Headed Siskin, Rouget’s Rail, 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 through a beautiful landscape with stunning views. Pass through Mararo Valley where the Lammergeyer and Verraux Eagles keep nests. You will have the opportunity to see 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 Oromigna language. Trekking will take 6-7 hours. Camping at Gebre Gurracha
  • Take a short trek from Gebre Gurracha to the Sennati Plateau where you will be met with your vehicle that takes you back to Addis Ababa

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Pick-up from Airport
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Scouts and cooking staff
  • Mules to carry your luggage and trekking equipment
  • Road transportation cars, drivers, fuel
  • Accommodation (Twin/Double Room sharing)
  • Meal plans
  • Fees for entrances, local guides, scouts, boats for activities mentioned above.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights and visas
  • Activities not mentioned above
  • Photo and video fees
  • Other personal expenses

Tips

  • Bale is very cold, with sub-zero temperatures frequently registered on the Sanetti Plateau. Hikers should bring plenty of warm clothing and a windbreaker jacket.

Source: ETO

Available departures

This tour is available throughout the year, including public holidays. Note: The starting from price requires a minimum of FOUR people.

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