Trekking in Ethiopia's Bale Mountains: 6 Days / 6 Nights

Itinerary, Tour BM-06

Day 01  Arrival
Arrive at Bole International Airport. An Awaze Tours representative will meet you and take you to your hotel. 

Overnight Hotel - Addis Ababa

Day 02  Addis Ababa - Bale Mountains
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

Day 03  Trekking Bale Mountains National Park

Starting from Dinsho, trek to Adelay via the Geysay Valley and the Web River, viewing the Web waterfall along the way. During the hike, there will be wonderful chances to see the Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bushbuck, Bohor Reedbuck, and possibly Colobus Monkeys.

Overnight Camping

Day 04  Trekking Bale Mountains National Park 

Trek from Adelay to Sodota. Most of the hiking will be accross the Kotera Plains, from which there are good chances to see the rare and endemic Ethiopian Wolf. Also pass by the Habera Waterfall.

Overnight Camping

Day 05  Trek to Gebre Gurracha

Trek to Keyransa through the Wolla Valley. There will be opportunities to see birds endemic to Ethiopia, including spot raptors and verraux and lammergeyer eagles.

Overnight Camping

Day 06  Trekking Bale Mountains National Park 

Take a very scenic hike through the Rafu Valley. There will again be chances to see different species of raptors, falcons, and eagles.

Overnight Camping

 Day 07  Trekking Bale Mountains National Park 

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.  Transfer to airport for late night departure or additional hotel night booked upon request.

  • For arrivals before the tour begins or for later departures, additional hotel bookings can be made upon request.
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