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11 Days Birding Tour

offered by supplier M21152 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 9 people
Destination(s): Ethiopia  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1269 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2219 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Details:
- Tour Duration: 11 Days & 10 Nights
- Tour Specialty: Nature
- Transportation: Surface with Land Cruiser.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: met at Bole International airport by our guide to be transferred to your hotel. After lunch we drive to Geferssa reservoir, about an hour drive west of Addis Ababa. The Watteled Ibis, Blue-winged Geese, Abyssinian Long-clow, Black-headed Siskin are some of the endemic species could easily be seen. Overnight Hotel.

Day 2: Drive to Debre-Libanose Monastery via Sululta plain. It is a wonderful place for the endemic birds; such as the White winged cliff chat, White billed starling, White collared pigeon, Abyssinian Long-clow, Black headed-sis kin and Black headed-forest Oriole. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Debre-Brehan for two nights staying and birding. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Drive to Ankober in search of the endemic Ankober Serine. We continue unto Melka Jebdhu via Aliyu Amba for Yellow throated Serine and other important birds like Marshal Eagle, Giant King Fisher, Shining and African pygmy sunbirds, and different weavers including Village weavers. Back to Debre Brehan in the evening. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: Leave Debre Brehan early in the morning for Langano (via Addis Ababa). Before lunch we will have a stoppage at Cheleklaka wet land near Debre-Zeit. It is here that where we expecting different water birds like White-backed Duck, Maccoa Duck, Ferreugnes Duck, and Red billed Teal and Knob billed Duck. Lunch will be at Debre-Zeit. Then, proceed to Ziway for an afternoon birding. En route we will have a lot of roadside stops. Overnight Hotel.

Day 6: After breakfast drive to Abijata alkaline lake, where one can see thousands of Lesser Flamingos. African pochard, Avocet, Gull Billed Tern, Black-headed Gull and huge number of aquatic species are seen. In the afternoon we have birding in the acacia woodland by the park HQ. Then, we proceed to Wondogenet for two nights staying. Overnight Hotel.

Day 7: Full day birding in the lush forest of Wondogenet. The endemic Yellow Fronted Parrot, Black-headed Forest Oriole, Red winged Starling, Abyssinian Woodpecker, Grosbeak Weaver, White checked Trace, spotted creeper, and other forest birds are some of the species we are expecting here. Overnight Hotel.

Day 8: Drive to the magnificent Bale Mountains National Park. This is home to different endemic mammals and birds. The Mountain Nyala, Meneliks Bushbuck, and Ethiopian Wolf are one of the Ethiopian endemic mammals that can easily be seen in Bale. The Spot-breasted Plover, Rouges Rail, Abyssinian catbird, Cinnamon bracken warbler and White backed Black Tit are one of the species that we are seeing on the highlands of Bale. Overnight Hotel.

Day 9: Full day birding in the Afro-Alpine of the Sanattie Plateau. In most cases we may see the Wattle Crane, the rare bird in Africa. Overnight Hotel.

Day 10: Leave the Bale Mountains for Lake Awassa. Here, we will have a full afternoon birding expecting lot varieties of species. Allenes Gallinule, Lesser moorhen, Blue-headed Coucal, Spotted creeper, Giant Kingfisher, Grey Kestrel, Painted Snipe, Grey headed Kingfisher and Double Toothed Barbet are some of the species we are looking for. Overnight Hotel.

Day 11: Drive back to Addis Ababa and, en route we will have a lot of roadside stops.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Single Supplement 81USD
- This is an all inclusive tour and the price will become cheaper if you travel in a group.

Price Includes:
- Hotel accommodation based on twin bed with break fast
- Experienced driver & his allowance
- All ground transport including transfer in & out of air port
- Professional guide & his allowance
- Local guide on the spots
- All entrance fees
- Government tax.

Price Excludes:
- Any alcohol drinks
- Meal and Beverage
- International flight
- Video camera or picture camera fees
- Tips in hotels or destination
- Personal expenses such as internet use or phone calls
- Local medical care
- Travel cancellation insurance
- Any service that is not mentioned in the above section.

About This Supplier
Location: Ethiopia
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2011

M21152 is a locally owned tour operator and car rental in Ethiopia that organizes different holidays throughout the country with the help of its qualified guides and drivers. We organize tours, safaris, history and culture, bird watching and wild life, trekking and other alternative tours including car...

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