Tour duration: 10 nights & 11 days
Season: November – February
Tour can be customized
Why you choose this package!
Awash National Park
Lakes of Debrezeit
Day 1,Arrive in Addis Ababa
Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 2,Drive to Awash National Park
After breakfast drive from Addis to Awash National Park through the awe-inspiring crater lakes of Debrezeit for birding. En route further to Nazareth, visit the famous Sodere hot spring, which has got curative power. Overnight in Sodere
Day 3,Awash National Park
After birding in Sodere area, continue driving to Awash park, Birding in Awash National Park, located in the rift valley. It is enriched with many species of birds and mammals; 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, etc. Night in Awash park
Day 4,Leave Awash for Langano
Birding in Awash in the morning and leave Awash for Langano via Mojo, en route, birding at Lake Ziway and Koka dam. Among some bird species you will see; African pygmy goose, Black-billed wood hoopoe, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Northern black tit, little weaver, etc. Night in Langano
Day 05,Abiyata-Shalla National Park
This day birding at Abiyata-Shalla National Park. Particularly, Lake Abiyata is the best place to bird many species, over 300, walking along the muddy and partly sandy lakeshore. For instance, 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, etc. Overnight in Langano
Day 06,Drive to Bale Mountains National Park
After breakfast, continue driving to Bale Mountains National Park and it is here you will visit many of the endemics like Blue-winged goose, Spot-breasted lapwing, Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin, Rouget’s rail, Barred barbet and of course other species, too.
Day 07,Drive to Sof Omar
After an early breakfast start driving to Sof Omar, about 120 km from Goba. Along the route you will have some stops for birding. For instance, White-ramped babbler, Nightingale, Dodson's bulbul, Somali golden-breasted bunting, sunbird, warbler, Northern gray tit, Salvadori's serine, Brown-tailed chats, Pygmy batis, etc
Day 08,Leave Goba
Leave Goba early in the morning towards Sanete Plateau. While crossing a lush green forest, you will enjoy the Semien Wolves, endemic mammals. Then you will take another hike to the right hand side of the road to reach the highest peak, 4377meters above sea level. It is here where you will highly experience the chilly wind. Then you will walk slightly down and down across a moorland landscape dotted with white and yellow cushions of flowers, colorful lichen-covered rocks and sparse Giant Lobelias. You will visit many water birds in the small lakes.
Day 09,Drive to Awassa
After an early breakfast drive to Awassa. En route and in Awassa, you will see lots of species, for instance, 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 (over 200) species.
Day 10,Drive to Wondogenet
After an early morning birding at Awassa drive to Wondogenet, via Shashemene. Wondogenet is a green and lush area, inhabited with lots of Grivet Monkeys, Colobus Monkeys and many species of birds. On the other hand, Wondogenet is an excellent place for fresh tropical fruits and hot spring for which you find an Olympic size swimming pool.
Day 11,Drive to Addis Ababa
After relax morning drive to Addis Ababa via the rift valley lakes where you will have few stops for birding and in the evening dinner party (in Addis). Then transfer to airport 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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Check In : 01 November, 2017
Check Out : 28 February, 2018
Duration : 11 Days, 10 Nights
Person : 10 Person
Availability : 40
Price : $
Location : Awash National Park,
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