Arrival   Bole International Airport
Meet and greet on arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time.

Day 01   Addis Ababa – Bale Mountains National Park

Drive from Addis to the Bale Mountains National Park.  Arrive at the park headquarters in the afternoon, in time for a leisurely afternoon hike, possibly spotting two endemic mammals that frequent the area:  Menelik’s Bushbuck and the Mountain Nyala.  Birds in this area include the Blue-Winged Goose, the Spot-Breasted Lapwing, the Abyssinian Long Claw, the Wattled Ibis, the Black-Headed Siskin, Rouget’s Rail, and numerous other species.   Overnight camping near park entrance. Overnight Camping  (B, L, D)

Day 02   Trekking Bale Mountains National Park

Starting from Dinsho, trek to Adelay via the Geysay Valley and the Web River, viewing the Web waterfall along the way. During the hike, there will be wonderful chances to see the Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bushbuck, Bohor Reedbuck, and possibly Colobus Monkeys.  Trekking will take 4-5 hours
Overnight Camping  (B, L, D)

Day 03   Trekking Bale Mountains National Park
Trek from Adelay to Sodota. Most of the hiking will be accross the Kotera Plains, from which there are good chances to see the rare and endemic Ethiopian Wolf. Also pass by the Habera Waterfall.  Trekking will take 5-6 hours. Overnight Camping  (B, L, D)

Day 04   Trekking Bale Mountains National Park

Trek to Keyransa through the Wolla Valley. There will be opportunities to see birds endemic to Ethiopia, including spot raptors and verraux and lammergeyer eagles.  Trekking will take 6-7 hours. Overnight Camping  (B, L, D).

Day 05   Trekking Bale Mountains National Park.

Take a very scenic hike through the Rafu Valley. There will again be chances to see different species of raptors, falcons, and eagles.  Trekking will take 4-5 hours. Overnight Camping  (B, L, D).

Day 06   Bale Mountains National Park – Addis Ababa

Take a short trek from Gebre Gurracha up to the Sennati Plateau to meet vehicles. Return to Addis Ababa.  Enjoy dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s many ethnic groups.  Transfer to airport for late night departure or additional hotel night booked upon request. (B, L, D).

End of Tour