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11-Day Bird Watching Tour from Addis Ababa

This 11-day tour will enable you visit the best bird-watching sights in the country. Starting from Debre Libanos and Abay Gorge via Langano, Bale Mountains, Yabello, Arba Minch to Awassa. On the trip, you will also visit the Great Rift Valley Lakes of Ethiopia as well as the second highest mountain of Ethiopia which is found in Bale Mountains National Park. Within the trip, you will explore endemic and common bird species of Ethiopia. You would also possibly see the endemic mammals: Ethiopian wolf and menelik's bushbuck at Bale Mountains National Park. The drive uses a 4X4 Toyota Land Cruiser.

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11 days


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  • What's included :
    • 10 Nights Accommodation
    • National Park fees
    • Breakfast (toasted bread, juice, eggs, pancakes, donuts,coffee, milk, tea and more options)
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Fare well Dinner
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch and Dinner
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Day 1: Addis Ababa - Debre Libanos Monastery

    Up on arrival in Addis Ababa, the driver and the guide will take you to your hotel for check in. After check-in, start driving to the tributary of the Blue Nile.

    Overnight stay at Afarensis International Hotel

    Day 2: Langano

    Today, you will have a drive to Langano, one of the Rift Valley lakes, surrounded by arid acacia savannah.

    Overnight at Bishangari Lodge, Langano

    Day 3: Bale Mountains

    Today, you set off to Bale Mountain, an area of high altitude plateau , with volcanic crags and lakes, forests, alpine moor land, trout filled streams and a striking variety of fauna and flora. Over 60 species of mammals and 260 birds have been recorded here.

    Overnight at Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba

    Day 4: Bale Mountains

    Today’s drive will take you to the Afro-Alpine grasslands of the Sanetti plateau. It is cited as the world’s largest expanse of Afro–Alpine moorland, a habitat confined to altitudes of 3,500m to 4,500m.

    Overnight at Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba

    Day 5: Yabello

    This journey will be via Awassa; it’s going to be long though detours are not paved and easily accessible.

    Overnight at Yabello Motel, Yabello

    Day 6: Mega

    A few kilometres drive will take you to Mega where you will see many species including Red-napped Bush-Shrikes, D’Arnaud’s Barbet and so much more.

    Overnight at Yabello Motel, Yabello

    Day 7: Awassa

    Today we drive to Lake Awassa and on arrival we search the grounds for Spotted Creeper, Senegal Coucal, Dusky Flycatcher and more.

    Overnight stay at Lewi resort, Awassa

    Day 8: Arba Minch

    After relaxed breakfast, you will have a drive to Arba Minch with a stop at a large local lake that holds Black Egret, White-headed Vulture, and African Cuckoo-Hawk.

    Overnight at Mora Heights Hotel, Arba Minch

    Day 9: Nechi Sar National Park

    Excursion to Nechsar Park through Lake Chamo and Abaya's land of barrier called the ‘Bridge of God’.

    Overnight at Mora Heights Hotel, Arba Minch

    Day 10: Langano

    Today you will start your return drive towards. Possibly, You will find Black, Goliath and other herons and egrets an many more.

    Overnight at Bishangari Lodge, Langano

    Day 11: Addis Ababa

    You will be arriving in Addis late afternoon. The tour ends at about 07:30pm.
  • Departure Point :
    Your centrally located Addis Ababa accomodation
    Return Detail :
    Tour ends at Your Hotel or Airport
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Organised by FKLM Ethiopia Tours, Travel Car Rental

Activity ID: V-13063P6

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