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Bird Watching Tours Rift Valley Lakes Tours

Tour code: Lemlemtua 510
Type of Tour: RIFT VALLEY LAKES, BALE AND AWASH PARKS; Bird Watching Duration: (10 days, 9 nights)
Access: by surface

 

Ethiopia Birding Tour
Transportation: surface
Duration: 11 days &10nights
You may count more than 400 birds

Day 01:: Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel

Day 02: Day excursion to Sululta plains and Debre Libanos. Hotel

Day 03: Drive east of Addis Ababa to the Awash National Park (230km). Hotel

Day 04:-05: Awash National Park and Mount Fentale. Hotel

Day 06: Along the rift valley lakes, southward to Wendo Genet. Hotel

Day 07: In the morning Wendo Genet Forest before heading to Bale Mountain National Park. Hotel

Day 08 - 09: In the Bale Mountains afro alpine region, Dinsho head quarter and Gaisay Plain. Overnight Hotel

Day 10: Start a journey back to Addis Ababa, stay over-night at the bird-rich Lake Langano on our way stay in Hotel.

Day 11: Back to Addis. Hotel

Ethiopia Birding Tour
Transportation: surface
Duration: 15 days
You may count more than 500 birds

Day 01:: Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel

Day 02: An early start, climb to the SULULTA plain, the Debre Libanos Monastery is adjacent to matured woodland and forest holding endemics and many rare birds. Overnight stay in the Lodge nearby the Old Portuguese Bridge

Day 03: Drive to Crater lakes around Bushoftu/Debrezeit and East African Great Rift Valley birding sites. Lake Chalalaka (Seasonal) and Lake Hora. Continue eastwards to Awash, with its Savannah grassland, acacia scrub and riverine forest Awash area supports variety of birdlife. Hotel

Day 04: Awash National Park and the hill step of Mt. Fentale running through acacia trees. Hotel

Day 05:Pre breakfast birding around the park then drive to Sodore, an area famed for its spa, the river Awash flows by hotel and is bordered by matured Fig and Acacia trees. Hotel

Day 06: Along the rift valley lakes, southward to Wendo Genet. Walk along the hot spring and into the hillside forest. Wendo Genet Resort

Day 07: Drive to Bale Mountain National Park, is our destination and the town of Goba. En route pass through farmland used for cereal production and livestock grazing. The drive is through one of best birding route, especially at Gaisay Plain. Hotel

Day 08: Beyond Goba is an extensive stand of Juniper and Hagenia Abyssinica forest, home to forest birds. The Bale Mts. plateau crater lakes itself, attracts remnant population of aquatic birds. The objective of today is to find and study, the rarest and endemic Ethiopian Wolf hunting for Giant Mole-rat at Sanetti Plateau. Return after Harena escarpment to Goba revisiting forest edges. Hotel

Day 09: Today we pass through Harena forest, the Southerly part of the park towards the remote town of Negele via the Genale River and its tributaries. Stay two nights at Negele stay in Hotel.

Day 10: This day drive early in the morning to Harakelo and Wadera areas to explore the rare and interesting birds. In the afternoon period, visit to the Liben plains that hold several interesting birds of dry-open country. The plains support the endemic and rarest birds. Hotel

Day 11: A traveling day to Yabello with birding en route, Yabello area is one of the potential of endemic bird species in Ethiopia. It is an important junction town in the middle of red sandstone landscape with termite mounds, acacia trees and thickets, housing several spectacular birds. Stay two nights in Yabello. Hotel

Day 12: An early start to explore the road to Mega, with acacia trees and thicket attracts lots of birds. Hotel

Day 13: A driving day to Aregash Lodge area with birding en route. Nestled between coffee fields and lush vegetation in Yirgalem town, Aregash Lodge is a peaceful haven for those who seek relaxation and welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the surrounding forests supports different bird life. Aregash Lodge

Day 14: Early start to Awassa, excursion on the bank of Lake Awassa and visit to the traditional market where prey and other birds come together for feeding on fish-slaughters for local consumption. In the afternoon drive to Lake Langano. En route stop at Abijata-shalla; areas which is excellent ground for migratory birds from Europe and Asia as well as breeding and roosting sites for Flamingos and pelicans. Langano Resort

Day 15: Early in the morning, visit to the hotel ground and along the lake shore then drive back to Addis Ababa. Depart for your home country


Bird-Watching
Rift Valley + Bale

Day 01:: Arrive Addis, city tour, o/n Hotel of your choice
Day 02: Drive through the Ethiopian mid-rift system, stopping at Lakes Koka, Cheleleka and Zway such as Crowned and common cranes, Fish Eagle, Jacanas, etc. o/n Langano
Day 03: Drive to Abiata-Shalla National park, enjoy the breeding and feeding grounds of Flamingos, Pelicans, cormorants, storks and other aquatic birds, o/n Awassa Pina Hotel
Day 04: Early Morning bird watching along the shores of L. Awassa, Saddle billed storks, Malachite and Giant King fishers, etc and then drive back to Wondo Genet, where you will be able to Spot the Black Beaded Forest Oriole, the White Chicked Turacco and Senegal coucal, O/N Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 05: Drive to Bale Mountain National park, stopping around Dinsho to see the endemic Wattled Ibis, Rougets Rail, etc o/n Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 06: Drive to Sannate, on the highest all weather road, on the pristine alpine lakes, to see the endemic Blue winged Goose and Black Headed Siskin and further in the Harena forest the Black Beaded Oriole and the White Chicked Turacco, o/n Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 07: Drive to Awash National Park, to see some birds of prays and others including the Tawny and Battler, the Abyssinian and Lilac breasted Roller, etc. o/n Adama Makonnen
Day 08: Drive back to Addis, en route stopping around Debre Zeit; Hora and Babugaya Hotels, evening out, departure
Day 09: Departure


BIRD WATCHING TOUR
TRANSPORT: SURFACES
DURATIONS: 15 DAYS


Summary: rift valley lakes and Bale Mountains
Day 01:: Drive to Awash National Park, to see some birds of prays and others including the Tawny and Battler, the Abyssinian and Lilac breasted Roller, etc. o/n Hotel at Nazareth
Day 02: In Awash National Park further exploring the Fentale areas to see different starlings, Vultures, Eagles, etc, o/n Karayou Lodge
Day 03: Drive through the Ethiopian mid-rift system, stopping at Lakes Koka and Zway such as Crowned and common cranes, Fish Eagle, Jacanas, etc. o/n Langano Hotel
Day 04:Drive to Abiata-Shalla National park, enjoy the breeding and feeding grounds of Flamingos, Pelicans, cormorants, storks and other aquatic birds, o/n at Awassa Hotel
Day 05: Drive south to Yabelo; explore some of the birds in the reserve, such as the Abyssinian Bush Crow, White tailed swallow, Somali Sparrow and Short tailed Lark, etc o/n Motel
Day 06: Full day exploring birds around Yabelo, o/n Yabelo Motel
Day 07: Drive to the town of Mega, with birding along the way which includes: Golden Breasted Starling, Helmeted and Vulturine Guinea Fowl, Superb starling, Lilac Breasted Starling, etc
Day 08: On the way to Negele explore the forest around ton of Arero. About 168 species have been recorded including 2 endemics that are among most sought-after birds in Africa: Prince Ruspolis Turacco, Salvador’s Seedeater, etc o/n Local Hotel
Day 09:& 10 :Spend 2 days exploring the diversified environment around Negele, expecting to see; Prince Ruspolis Turraco, Salvador’s Seedeater, Sidamo long-clawed Lark, White Crowned Starling, etc o/n Local Hotel
Day 11: Continue driving to Sanati Plateau, driving on the highest all weather
Road and highest moorland in Africa, Birding along the way includes: Golden backed wood pecker, White backed black Tit, Black Headed Siskin, o/n Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 12:Full day birding in Bale Mountain National Park and return to Goba with a chance to see the Lamer Geyer, Abyssinian Cat bird, o/n Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 13: Drive to Wondo Genet with birding on the way, o/n Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 14: Full Day birding around Wondo Genet, o/n Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 15: Drive back to Addis, afternoon leisure or Shopping




Tour code: Lemlemtua 509
Type of Tour: BALE PARK & RIFT VALLEY LAKES, birds watching
Duration: (9days, 8 nights)
Access: by surface

Day 01:: Arrival and city tour in Addis Ababa.
Day 02: Drive south visit Ziway, Shalla, Abyata and Langano Lakes at night Langano.
Day 03: Continue south to lake Awasa, fish market birds watching & boating at night hotel Awasa (3*).
Day 04: Drive to Dinsho, park headquarters and start trekking at night camp Dinsho.
Day 05: Trekking through the western side of the park, a vast Mooreland in Africa. Passing mountains and diffs where the Golden Eagle and Lammergeyer are nesting meet your vehicles. (On day 8 at senate plateau visit Harenna forest and back to Goba, Wabe Shebele hotel(3*).

 


Transportation: surface
Duration: 11 days &10nights
You may count more than 400 birds

Day 01:: Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel

Day 02: Day excursion to Sululta plains and Debre Libanos. Hotel

Day 03: Drive east of Addis Ababa to the Awash National Park (230km). Hotel

Day 04-05: Awash National Park and Mount Fentale. Hotel

Day 06: Along the rift valley lakes, southward to Wendo Genet. Hotel

Day 07: In the morning Wendo Genet Forest before heading to Bale Mountain National Park. Hotel

Day 08-09: In the Bale Mountains afro alpine region, Dinsho head quarter and Gaisay Plain. Overnight Hotel

Day 10: Start a journey back to Addis Ababa, stay over-night at the bird-rich Lake Langano on our way stay in Hotel.

Day 11: Back to Addis. Hotel

Ethiopia Birding Tour
Transportation: surface
Duration: 15 days
You may count more than 500 birds

Day 01: Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel

Day 02: An early start, climb to the SULULTA plain, the Debre Libanos Monastery is adjacent to matured woodland and forest holding endemics and many rare birds. Overnight stay in the Lodge nearby the Old Portuguese Bridge

Day 03: Drive to Crater lakes around Bushoftu/Debrezeit and East African Great Rift Valley birding sites. Lake Chalalaka (Seasonal) and Lake Hora. Continue eastwards to Awash, with its Savannah grassland, acacia scrub and riverine forest Awash area supports variety of birdlife. Hotel

Day 04: Awash National Park and the hill step of Mt. Fentale running through acacia trees. Hotel

Day 05: Pre breakfast birding around the park then drive to Sodore, an area famed for its spa, the river Awash flows by hotel and is bordered by matured Fig and Acacia trees. Hotel

Day 06: Along the rift valley lakes, southward to Wendo Genet. Walk along the hot spring and into the hillside forest. Wendo Genet Resort

Day 07: Drive to Bale Mountain National Park, is our destination and the town of Goba. En route pass through farmland used for cereal production and livestock grazing. The drive is through one of best birding route, especially at Gaisay Plain. Hotel

Day 08: Beyond Goba is an extensive stand of Juniper and Hagenia Abyssinica forest, home to forest birds. The Bale Mts. plateau crater lakes itself, attracts remnant population of aquatic birds. The objective of today is to find and study, the rarest and endemic Ethiopian Wolf hunting for Giant Mole-rat at Sanetti Plateau. Return after Harena escarpment to Goba revisiting forest edges. Hotel

Day 09: Today we pass through Harena forest, the Southerly part of the park towards the remote town of Negele via the Genale River and its tributaries. Stay two nights at Negele stay in Hotel.

Day 10: This day drive early in the morning to Harakelo and Wadera areas to explore the rare and interesting birds. In the afternoon period, visit to the Liben plains that hold several interesting birds of dry-open country. The plains support the endemic and rarest birds. Hotel

Day 11: A traveling day to Yabello with birding en route, Yabello area is one of the potential of endemic bird species in Ethiopia. It is an important junction town in the middle of red sandstone landscape with termite mounds, acacia trees and thickets, housing several spectacular birds. Stay two nights in Yabello. Hotel

Day 12: An early start to explore the road to Mega, with acacia trees and thicket attracts lots of birds. Hotel

Day 13: A driving day to Aregash Lodge area with birding en route. Nestled between coffee fields and lush vegetation in Yirgalem town, Aregash Lodge is a peaceful haven for those who seek relaxation and welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the surrounding forests supports different bird life. Aregash Lodge

Day 14: Early start to Awassa, excursion on the bank of Lake Awassa and visit to the traditional market where prey and other birds come together for feeding on fish-slaughters for local consumption. In the afternoon drive to Lake Langano. En route stop at Abijata-shalla; areas which is excellent ground for migratory birds from Europe and Asia as well as breeding and roosting sites for Flamingos and pelicans. Langano Resort

Day 15: Early in the morning, visit to the hotel ground and along the lake shore then drive back to Addis Ababa. Depart for your home country


Bird-Watching
Rift Valley + Bale

Day 01: Arrive Addis, city tour, o/n Hotel of your choice
Day 02: Drive through the Ethiopian mid-rift system, stopping at Lakes Koka, Cheleleka and Zway such as Crowned and common cranes, Fish Eagle, Jacanas, etc. o/n Langano
Day 03: Drive to Abiata-Shalla National park, enjoy the breeding and feeding grounds of Flamingos, Pelicans, cormorants, storks and other aquatic birds, o/n Awassa Pina Hotel
Day 04: Early Morning bird watching along the shores of L. Awassa, Saddle billed storks, Malachite and Giant King fishers, etc and then drive back to Wondo Genet, where you will be able to Spot the Black Beaded Forest Oriole, the White Chicked Turacco and Senegal coucal, O/N Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 05: Drive to Bale Mountain National park, stopping around Dinsho to see the endemic Wattled Ibis, Rougets Rail, etc o/n Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 06: Drive to Sannate, on the highest all weather road, on the pristine alpine lakes, to see the endemic Blue winged Goose and Black Headed Siskin and further in the Harena forest the Black Beaded Oriole and the White Chicked Turacco, o/n Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 07: Drive to Awash National Park, to see some birds of prays and others including the Tawny and Battler, the Abyssinian and Lilac breasted Roller, etc. o/n Adama Makonnen
Day 08: Drive back to Addis, en route stopping around Debre Zeit; Hora and Babugaya Hotels, evening out, departure
Day 09: Departure


BIRD WATCHING TOUR
TRANSPORT: SURFACES
DURATIONS: 15 DAYS

Summary: rift valley lakes and Bale Mountains

Day 01: Drive to Awash National Park, to see some birds of prays and others including the Tawny and Battler, the Abyssinian and Lilac breasted Roller, etc. o/n Hotel at Nazareth
Day 02: In Awash National Park further exploring the Fentale areas to see different starlings, Vultures, Eagles, etc, o/n Karayou Lodge
Day 03: Drive through the Ethiopian mid-rift system, stopping at Lakes Koka and Zway such as Crowned and common cranes, Fish Eagle, Jacanas, etc. o/n Langano Hotel
Day 04: Drive to Abiata-Shalla National park, enjoy the breeding and feeding grounds of Flamingos, Pelicans, cormorants, storks and other aquatic birds, o/n at Awassa Hotel
Day 05: Drive south to Yabelo; explore some of the birds in the reserve, such as the Abyssinian Bush Crow, White tailed swallow, Somali Sparrow and Short tailed Lark, etc o/n Motel
Day 06: Full day exploring birds around Yabelo, o/n Yabelo Motel
Day 07: Drive to the town of Mega, with birding along the way which includes: Golden Breasted Starling, Helmeted and Vulturine Guinea Fowl, Superb starling, Lilac Breasted Starling, etc
Day 08: On the way to Negele explore the forest around ton of Arero. About 168 species have been recorded including 2 endemics that are among most sought-after birds in Africa: Prince Ruspolis Turacco, Salvador’s Seedeater, etc o/n Local Hotel
Day 09:& 10 :Spend 2 days exploring the diversified environment around Negele, expecting to see; Prince Ruspolis Turraco, Salvador’s Seedeater, Sidamo long-clawed Lark, White Crowned Starling, etc o/n Local Hotel
Day 11: Continue driving to Sanati Plateau, driving on the highest all weather
Road and highest moorland in Africa, Birding along the way includes: Golden backed wood pecker, White backed black Tit, Black Headed Siskin, o/n Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 12: Full day birding in Bale Mountain National Park and return to Goba with a chance to see the Lamer Geyer, Abyssinian Cat bird, o/n Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 13: Drive to Wondo Genet with birding on the way, o/n Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 14: Full Day birding around Wondo Genet, o/n Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 15: Drive back to Addis, afternoon leisure or Shopping

 

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