Trekking in Ethiopia's Bale Mountains: 7 Days / 7 Nights - A

Itinerary, Tour BM-07a

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
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 4-5 hours.
Overnight Camping

Day 04  Trekking Bale Mountains National Park 
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 7-8 hours of trekking.
Overnight Camping

Day 05  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 7-8 hours.
Overnight Camping

Day 06  Trekking Bale Mountains National Park 
Take a short trek from Gebre Gurracha up to the Sanetti Plateau to meet vehicles. Explore the Sanatti Plateau by car. This is the best place in Ethiopia to view the Ethiopian wolf. 
Overnight Hotel - Goba

Day 07  Trekking Bale Mountains National Park 
Drive to the Harenna Forest. This is in the southern end of the park and holds a unique variety of vegetation. The Harenna Escarpment towers 2000m above the edge of the forest and provides stunning views. Return to Goba for the night.
Overnight Hotel - Goba 

Day 08  Trekking Bale Mountains National Park 
Drive back to Addis Ababa with stops on the way at Rift Valley Lakes. 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 additonal hotel nights 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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