Summary of the tour:
Trekking on the spectacular and scenic mountainous landscapes of the Bale Mountains National Park. The area is the kept secret of Ethiopia (the largest area of Afro alpine habitat in the whole of the continent. It gives the visitor opportunities for unsurpassed mountain walking, horse trekking, scenic driving and the chances to view many of the Ethiopia’s endemic mammals.In particularly the Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian wolf and birds such as the Thick billed Raven, Blue winged Goose, Rouget’s Rail and Ethiopian Siskin.
Program – Bale mountains trekking.
Tour code: BMTE 03.
Attractions: History, religion, scenery and wildlife.
Duration: 6 Nights/7 Days.
Transportation: surface drive and trekking.
Day 1:Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International airport:
Meet and greet you Bale mountains Tours Ethiopia representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel from in Bole international airport.
Day 2:Drive to Dinsho, Bale Mountains National Park Headquarter.
In the morning after breakfast you will drive to Dinsho,via shashemenne (400km from Addis). Enroute you will make a stop on Awash river and lake ziway ( best known for its bird life) to visit aquatic birds. You will have lunch at Shashemenne (250 km from Addis).You will proceed driving and arrive in Dinsho late afternoon. Up on arrival you will check into a Dinsho lodge.
After a brief break, you will have time to make a short hike along the woodland part of the national park chance to spot endemic Mountain Nyala, Menelick Bushback, Bohor Reedbuck and bird species.In the evening, you will have a dinner and stay the night at the Dinsho Lodge.
Overnight stay in Dinsho Lodge.
Day 3:Trek Dinsho to Sodota via Finch Habera waterfall.
You will have an early breakfast and start trekking in the Bale mountains national park to(the largest area of Afro alpine habitat in the whole, of the continent ,giving visitors opportunities for unsurpassed mountain walking, horse trekking, scenic landscapes, waterfall and view many endemic species of mammals. The Ethiopian wolf and Mountain Nyala, Birds such as Thick billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue winged Goose and Rouget’s Rail).
In the evening you will spend the night at Sodota. Overnight sodota camping at Sodota campsite.
Day 4:Trek from Sodota to Wasema.
In the morning after an easy breakfast you will do trekking to Meraro valley, you will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at the campsite.
Overnight stay camping at wasema campsite.
Day 5: Trek Wasema to Gerbaguracha.
In the morning after breakfast, you will trek to Gerba guracha to climb mount Batu(4307m asl),wich a new terrain of afro alpine meadows, incredible endemic plants. Giant Lobelia, and other plant species of high altitudes).
In the morning you will have dinner and stay camping at Gerbaguracha.
Overnight camping at Gerbaguracha.
Day 6:Trek to Sanetti plateau – drive to Harenna forest and back to Goba.
In the morning after breakfast, you will trek to sanetti plateau (an altitude of over 4000metres, covered by afro alpine moorland with beautiful wild alpine scenery)Then your vehicle will be waiting for you and you will drive to second highest point in Ethiopia (Tullu Deemtu 4377 Metres below sea level). Continuing to Harenna forest (Tropical rain forest).Up on arrival in Goba, you will check into Hotel, take a shower of the last five days. In the evening, you will rest, have dinner and stay at night in the hotel.
Overnight stay in Goba Wabeshebelle hotel.
Day 7:Drive back to Addis Ababa via Asella for departure.
After breakfast, you will driving to Addis Ababa you will stop for lunch at Asella. You will arrive in Addis Ababa. Late afternoon where you will do some shopping for souveniers. Finally, you will be taken to fare well dinner depending on your schedule flight. You will be transfer to Bole international airport to return flight back home.
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