Ethiopia birdwatch_001: Rift Valley, Bale, Awassa

Ethiopia is a little known but fascinating and fulfilling destination for the avid birdwatcher and nature lover. Ethiopia has 860 species of birds out of which at least 30 are endemic. High mountains and table lands, deep gorges, vast plains and grasslands, rivers and lakes combine providing birds with favoourable habitats. Diverse topography and resulting difference in climate is also a major factor for bird abundance and diversity. On this 12 day trip you will visit savannah, mountain, moorland, forest, and rift valley lake habitats in the country. You will see at least 400-430 species of birds on this itinerary.

Favourable dates : October 8 to 19, 2008

Day 1 (Oct 8) : Arrive in Addis Ababa. Visit Geferssa Reservoir. Night in Addis.

Day 2 (Oct 9) : Debre Libanos Monastery. Night in Addis.

Day 3 (Oct 10) : Travel to Awash National Park. Night in Awash town.

Day 4 (Oct 11) : Whole day in Awash National Park. Night in Awash town.

Day 5 (Oct 12) : Transfer to Lake Langano, Bekele Molla. Night at Langano.

Day 6 (Oct 13) : Whole day at Langano. Visit Lake Abijatta. Night at Langano.

Day 7 (Oct 14) : Transfer to Bale Mountains National Park. Night in Goba.

Day 8 (Oct 15) : Bale Mountains, Sanetti Plateau, Night in Goba

Day 9 (Oct 16) Tranfer to Wondogenet. Night in Wondogenet.

Day 10 (Oct 17) Wondogenet. Night in Wondogenet.

Day 11 (Oct 18) Transfer to Lake Awassa. Night in Awassa.

Day 12 (Oct 19) : Drive to Addis Ababa. Departure.

Service details

  • $ 60 per Day
  • Available Anytime
  • Duration: 12 Day(s)
  • From 3 to 10 people
  • Starts at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18112
  • Transportation available

Travel pro profile

  • Speaks Amharic, English, Swahili
  • Private Individual