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Bale Mountains Trekking, Ethiopia (7 Nights / 8 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Ethiopia  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: September - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 903 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1473 US Dollar (USD)

This park contains one of the largest forests of the African highlands. The harena escarpment splits the park in to two. More than 60 mammals and 260 bird species have been recorded in Bale national park.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa.

Be met at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Drive to the Bale Mt. National Park.

We start a full day's drive to the Bale Mt. National Park, traveling thorough the southeast part of the capital, where fertile land is cultivated by the Oromo people. We arrive at Dinsho (Park HQ) in the afternoon, in time to walk around and see some of the endemic mammals: Menelik's Bushbuck, and Mountain Nyala. And birds Blue-winged goose, Spot-breasted lapwing, Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin, Rouget’s rail, and of course other species, too.

Day 3: Dinsho and Geysay Valley.

The whole day wonder around Dinsho and Geysay Valley. In time hike to see three of the endemic mammals: Menelik's Bushbuck, Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian wolf.

Day 4: We Trek 5 Hours.

Accompanied by your guide, a scout and packhorses we trek 5 hours through the lush highland vegetation to our first campsite. The air here is clean and crisp and the scenery utterly stunning. Overnight camping.

Day 5: Wassema Mountain.

After breakfast we resume trek that will last for approx. 7-8 hours. The trek offers the chance to see Ethiopia's endemic Abyssinian Wolf. Overnight camping at the base of Wassema Mountain.

Day 6: The Sanetti Plateau.

Ride across the Sanetti plateau and meet vehicles at the Dolo Mena road. Today we trek through the highlands, crossing Batu Mountain on the way to Gebre Guracha. Wild flowers abound, the dominant plant being the Helichrysm, or 'everlasting' flowers. The Everlasting plant can be seen in several forms, but the grey bushes of splendidum are the most striking with their yellow flowers. Several rodent species are found in the area. Overnight camping.

Day 7: 5 Hours Bale Mountains.

We trek for 5 hours to the highest peak in the Bale Mountains, Tullu Deemtu (4377m, 14357ft) which is part of the Sanetti Plateau. The vistas are simply unbelievable and so photogenic. Here you will find small alpine lakes and typical afro-alpine vegetation that includes the Giant Lobelia and shrubs such as 'Everlasting'. Vistas reach out to the strange pinnacles of Chorchora Peak and across the sheer-sided Tegona River Gorge. There are views to the steep-sided volcanic plug of Konteh Tullu and the long, craggy ridges of Mount Batu. The car will meet us here and drive us down to Goba town for an overnight stay.

Day 8: Drive back to Addis Ababa.

Drive back to Addis Ababa with stops on the way at rift valley Lakes. Evening a fare well dinner party in one of the traditional Ethiopian restaurant with dances from different ethnic groups. Then transfer to The Airport for your flight back home.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- Single room supplement: USD 80.00.

Price Includes:
- Hotel accommodation in double room sharing and Break fast Basis, Full Board during Camping with camping gear
- Ground transportation for the trip and all other ground transportation and transfers to and from the airport
- Escorted guide and cook
- Entrance fees for the visiting area, rangers at the national park.

About This Supplier
Location: Ethiopia
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2003

M09824 is one of the competent tour operators in Ethiopia. Being stuffed with well experienced and professional personnel in tourism industry,we provide package, tailor made tours and safaris to our guests. Our specialization is organizing trekking To Semien Mountain, Bale national park and Surma in addition we do the...

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