7 Days Trekking Bale Mountains

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Tour code: VET 007
Tour Duration: 9 Days/ 8 Nights
Program: Trekking Bale Mountains
Transportation: Surface

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Day 1: city tour of Addis Ababa

City tour of Addis Ababa Founded in the late 1880s by Emperor Menelik II todays has many things to show our visit  including the,  trinity cathedral, National Museum, Drive on slopes of Mount Entoto panoramic view point to admire a beautiful panoramic view of the city (over 3000 meter above sea level), and the largest market in Africa called Merkato. Overnight Addis Ababa
Day 2: Bale Mountains
After breakfast, we start a full day’s drive to the Bale Mt. National Park, traveling thorough the southeast part of the capital, where fertile land is cultivated by the Oromo people. We arrive at Dinsho, Park head quarter, in the afternoon, in time for a walk around to see three of the endemic mammals: Menelik’s Bushbuck, and Mountain Nyala. And birds Blue-winged goose, Spot-breasted lapwing, Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin, Rouget’s rail, and of course other species, too.

Overnight at Dinsho Lodge

Day 3: Dinsho
The whole day visit around Dinsho and Geysay Valley. In time hike to see three of the endemic mammals: Menelik’s Bushbuck, Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian wolf. The rest of the day arranges the trekking staff.

Overnight Dinsho lodge

Day 4: Mararo
Accompanied by your guide and packhorses we trek 5-6 hrs through the lush highland vegetation to our first campsite, Mararo. The air here is clean and crisp and the scenery utterly stunning. En route you will see a number of birds like Wattled ibis*, Rouget’s rail*, black-winged lovebird*, thick-billed raven*, white-collared pigeon*, Abyssinian long claw*, Abyssinian catbird*, white-backed black tit*, black-headed forest oriole*, black kite, augur-buzzard and lammergeyer.

Overnight Camping at Mararo

Day 5: Wasema Valley
After breakfast we resume trek that will last for about 7- 8 hrs. The trek offers the chance to see Ethiopia’s endemic Abyssinian Wolf. Around Worgona mineral spring, Giant Mole rat can easily be seen.

Overnight camping at Wasema Valley.

Day 6: Gebre Guracha
Today you trek through the highlands ascending Senate Plateau and crossing Batu Mountain, 4200 meters. Here you have a great opportunity t see Ethiopian wolf*. You will also see a number of birds of prey such as Lammergeyer, Vereaux’s eagle and harrier hawk. Overnight camping at the base of the valley,

Day 7: Little Batu
Today you trek towards little Batu Mountain, this trek is the day you face back to the head quarter of Bale Mountains.

Overnight camping

Day 8: Dinsho Loge
After breakfast trek to Dinsho Loge. This last trekking day will take for about 5 – 6 hrs. Overnight Dinsho lodge.

Day 9: Drive back to Addis evening Departure:
Drive back to Addis Ababa drive out of Addis along route of the Great Rift valley system we will stop at Shalla and Abiata National Park, head first towards Shalla Lake We then head towards Abiata Lake, where by this time of day the lakes shores will be pink from the thousands of both lesser and greater Flamingo’s which feed in the shallows. African Pochard, Avocet, Gull billed Tern and Pintail, Ruff and a variety of ducks are among other species to be seen. Departure

 

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