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    HET 500 – Bird Watching Tours – Sites I

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    Ethiopia has a special reward for dedicated bird watchers. If you choose Ethiopia for bird watching holiday you will seek your goal easily.

    Animal Species found in Ethiopia

    Thick-billed Raven, Wattledlbis, Blue-winged Goose, Rouget’s Rail, Abyssinian salty flycatcher and White-collared pigeon, African orange-bellied parrots, bustards, weavers, Somber rock-chat, yellow-throated serine, Red-fronted barbet, Pygmy baits, Lesser striped swallow, House martin and Anubis Baboon, Colobus Monkey, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox, Egyptian Mongoose, Warthog, Beisa Oryx, Soemmering’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Salt’s Dik-dik, yellow wagtails, Ibis, Cormorant, Pelicans, hammer cop, waders, ducks, egrets, herons, flamingos, storks, swallows, Chestnut-bellied sand grouse, Abyssinian ground-hornbill, rollers, wheatears, African Marsh Harrier, Blue-winged goose, Spot-breasted lapwing, Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin, Rouget’s rail, Barred barbet, White-ramped babbler, Nightingale, Dodson’s bulbul, Somali golden-breasted bunting, sunbird, warbler, Northern gray tit, Salvadori’s serine, Brown-tailed chats, Pygmy batis, Silvery-cheeked hornbill, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Rouget’s Rail, lots of Marabou storks, Black & white egrets, African pygmy goose, Spur-winged goose, thousands of swallows, Ibis, Woodland kingfisher, and many more

    Why you choose this package!

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    Day 1,Arrive in Addis Ababa

    Arrive Addis be met by our repersenative at the airport and taken to hotel for check in and get rest.

    Day 2,Lake Geffersa

    Spend all the day at a lake Geffersa, on the outskirts of town where our first endemics should include Rouget's Rail, Blue-winged Goose, Wattled Ibis and White-collared Pigeon. Return to the hotel.

    Day 3,Solulta Plain to Debre Libanos

    Take a full day to drive north through the Solulta Plain to Debre Libanos. On the Solulta Plain search for more endemics including Abyssinian Longclaw, Erlanger's Lark and Black-headed Siskin, as well as look for the flocks of Common Crane that winter in the area and seek out the few pairs of Red-chested Swallows that breed here. Debre Libanos is an important monastic center for the Orthodox Church, where the 13th century monk and mystic, Telehaimanot, is reputed to have stood on one leg for seven years. There will be no such hardships for us as we search this spectacular location on the edge of massive gorge for Lammergeier, Rüppell's Griffon Vulture, Verreaux's Eagle, Erckel's Francolin, the endemic Black-winged Lovebird, Rüppell's Chat, White-billed Starling and White-backed Tit. Night in Addis.

    Day 4,Rift Valley to Lake Langano

    Today we'll head down the Rift Valley to Lake Langano and as we travel south we'll begin to notice vividly-colored Northern Carmine Bee-eaters and Abyssinian Rollers on the roadside wires. After arriving at our hotel we'll search the grounds for Freckled Nightjar, Hemprich's Hornbill, Red-fronted Barbet, wintering Masked Shrikes, Boran Cisticola, here mingling with Rattling for comparison, and Rüppell's Weaver. Night in Langano

    Day 05,Rift Valley lake-Abiata

    Leaving Lake Langano we'll immediately call in at another Rift Valley lake-Abiata. Here the lakeshore will be thronged with tens of thousands of flamingoes and wintering waders. Continuing south down the Rift Valley we should reach Lake Awasa in time for lunch. In the afternoon we'll search the lake edge for more waterbirds as well as the adjacent forest for White-rumped Babbler, Wattle-eye, Spotted Creeper, Grey-headed Batis and Red-fronted Tinkerbird. Night in Awassa

    Day 06,Yabello

    For those who wish, today we'll travel even farther south to the remote town of Yabello. Here can be found perhaps one of the most remarkable birds in the whole of Africa, Stresemann's Bush Crow, a species restricted to a tiny part of southern Ethiopia. We should also see the endemic White-tailed Swallow as well as White-crowned Starling and a host of other species not seen elsewhere on the tour. The accommodation here is very basic and those who opt out of this journey can remain in the comfort of the lakeside hotel at Awasa. Night in Yabello

    Day 07,Awasa

    After some more birding around the outskirts of Yabello we'll return to Awasa, birding along the way. Night in Awasa

    Day 08,Drive to Bale Mountain national park for overnight. 

    Day 09,Today's climb into the Bale Mountains

    Today's climb into the Bale Mountains and across the southeast high-lands to Goba will take us through some magnificent scenery where we'll stop to look for Abyssinian Long-eared Owl

    Day 10,Bale Mountains National Park

    We'll spend this day birdwatching in the superb setting of the Bale Mountains National Park in search of typical birds of the region which include Wattled Crane, Spot-breasted Plover, Black-headed Siskin and Abyssinian Catbird. The park is also the haunt of two rare mammals-the Simien Wolf and the Mountain Nyala, both of which we hope to see. Nights in Bale Mountains National Park

    Day 11,Today we'll leave the highlands and retrace our steps back down toward the Rift Valley. Night in Wondogenet

    Day 12,Wondogenet

    Our hotel is located in an extensive area of forest that is home to many birds including African Wood-Owl, Bruce's Green Pigeon, Yellow-fronted Parrot, Half-collared Kingfisher, Dark-headed Oriole, Abyssinian Woodpecker and Abysinnian Ground Thrush. Here we can also expect to see the striking Eastern Black-and-white Colobus Monkey. Night in Wondogenet

    Day 13,Awash National Park

    We'll return north along the Rift Valley to Awash National Park where we'll spend two nights. Our lodge at Kereyou is perched on the edge of the dramatic Awash Gorge affording eye-level encounters with Fan-tailed Ravens. Night in Awash National Park

    Day 14,Awash National Park

    We'll spend the day birding in Awash National Park. Although a few Lions still roam the park we are more likely to see Beisa Oryx, Soemmering's Gazelle and Swayne's Hartebeest as well as White-bellied, Crested, Kori and possibly Arabian Bustards. African Swallow-tailed Kites inhabit the grasslands and other raptors could include Red-necked and Sooty Falcons. Ethiopian Swallows can be found here as well along with Red-winged and Singing Bush Larks, Fawn-colored and Gillet's Larks, Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark, Yellow-breasted Barbet and Shining Sunbird. One night we'll stay out after dark to look for Plain and the similar-looking Star-spotted Nightjars and Heuglin's Courser. Night in Awash National Park

    Day 15,Awash National Park

    We'll spend the morning in the park before returning to Addis in the afternoon in time for a special end-of-tour night in Ethiopian cultural restaurant with live music. Night in Addis

    Day 16,Transfer out for your international flight

    Highly Qualified Drivers and Guides

    We have highly skilled and efficient drivers and guides with us, to make your vacations comfortable and memorable. Our drivers have knowledge in travel field and know about vehicle maintenance too. Our guides are multilingual, well-trained in wildlife identification, flora and fauna as well as the region's history and the way of life of the local people. They also guide you for the best site for camping and photographing site and they have been often praised for their impeccable behavior and neatness.

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    Additional Info

    • Check In : 01 November, 2019
    • Check Out : 29 February, 2020
    • Duration : 16 Days, 15 NIghts
    • Person : 15 Persons
    • Availability : 40
    • Price : $
    • Location : Rift Valley, Awasa, Bale Mountains

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