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14 Days Bird Watching (Searching for the Endemics)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 - 17 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: 1656 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2855 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Details:
- Tour Duration: 15 Days & 14 Nights
- Tour Specialty: Nature
- Transportation: Surface with Land Cruiser.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. After lunch, we drive to Geferssa reservoir, about an hour drive west of Addis Ababa. The Watteled Ibis, Blue-winged Geese, Abyssinian Long-claw, Black-headed Siskin are some of the endemic species could be easily seen. Overnight Addis Ababa.

Day 2: Drive to 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-claw, Black headed-sis kin and Black headed-forest Oriole. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Debre Brehan for tow nights staying. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 4: Drive to Ankober in search of the endemic Ankober Serine. We continue unto Melka Jebdu 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. Overnight stay in Debra Brehan.

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 many roadside stops. Overnight stay 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 where huge number of aquatic species could be seen. In the afternoon, we have birding in the acacia woodland by the park HQ. Then, we proceed to Wondogenet for two nights staying. White checked Turaco.

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 stay 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 Negelle Borena, the southern most sites for the endemics. En route, stop at Ganalle River for the rare and localized endemic species of Prince Ruspolis Turaco. Our day drive to Negelle brings us to great varieties of the low land species like Shellys & Golden-breasted Starlings. Overnight stay in Negelle.

Day 11: Searching for the localized endemic Sidamo Lark and some important species of the area. Overnight stay in Negelle.

Day 12: Drive to Yabello with many roadside stops. The Red-napped Shrike, Black caped Social Weaver, Lesser Kestrel, eastern violet backed Sunbird, the endemics White-tailed Swallow and Steersmens Bush Crow are one of the best birds we are looking for along this productive route. Overnight stay in Yabello.

Day 13: Birding around Yabello. Overnight stay in Yabello.

Day 14: Proceed to Awassa. In the afternoon, birding in and around Lake Awassa with opportunity of seeing a few species along the lakeshore. Giant kingfisher, Painted snipe, Lesser moorhen, Allen s Gallinule, Banded Snake Eagle, Iranian, Little weaver, Grey kestrel, Spotted creeper, Grey headed kingfisher, African and common snipes are some of an excellent birds we shall see in Awassa area. Overnight stay in Awassa.

Day 15: Drive back to Addis; and en route summarizing for what we have missed Overnight stay in Addis Ababa.

Member discount:
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Single Supplement 122 USD
- 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 breakfast
- 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 alcoholic 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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