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11-Day Bird Watching Tour from Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment

Overview

Day 1: Addis Ababa - Debre Libanos Monastery
Up on arrival in Addis Ababa, the driver and the guide will take you to your hotel for check in. After check-in, start driving to the tributary of the Blue Nile.
Overnight stay at Afarensis International Hotel

Day 2: Langano
Today, you will have a drive to Langano, one of the Rift Valley lakes, surrounded by arid acacia savannah.

Overnight at Bishangari Lodge, Langano

Day 3: Bale Mountains
Today, you set off to Bale Mountain, an area of high altitude plateau , with volcanic crags and lakes, forests, alpine moor land, trout filled streams and a striking variety of fauna and flora. Over 60 species of mammals and 260 birds have been recorded here.

Overnight at Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba

Day 4: Bale Mountains
Today’s drive will take you to the Afro-Alpine grasslands of the Sanetti plateau. It is cited as the world’s largest expanse of Afro–Alpine moorland, a habitat confined to altitudes of 3,500m to 4,500m.

Overnight at Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba

Day 5: Yabello
This journey will be via Awassa; it’s going to be long though detours are not paved and easily accessible.

Overnight at Yabello Motel, Yabello

Day 6: Mega
A few kilometres drive will take you to Mega where you will see many species including Red-napped Bush-Shrikes, D’Arnaud’s Barbet and so much more.

Overnight at Yabello Motel, Yabello

Day 7: Awassa
Today we drive to Lake Awassa and on arrival we search the grounds for Spotted Creeper, Senegal Coucal, Dusky Flycatcher and more.

Overnight stay at Lewi resort, Awassa

Day 8: Arba Minch
After relaxed breakfast, you will have a drive to Arba Minch with a stop at a large local lake that holds Black Egret, White-headed Vulture, and African Cuckoo-Hawk.

Overnight at Mora Heights Hotel, Arba Minch

Day 9: Nechi Sar National Park
Excursion to Nechsar Park through Lake Chamo and Abaya's land of barrier called the ‘Bridge of God’.

Overnight at Mora Heights Hotel, Arba Minch

Day 10: Langano
Today you will start your return drive towards. Possibly, You will find Black, Goliath and other herons and egrets an many more.

Overnight at Bishangari Lodge, Langano

Day 11: Addis Ababa
You will be arriving in Addis late afternoon. The tour ends at about 07:30pm.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa and Excursion to Debre Libanos Monastery
Up on arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be taken to your first hotel. Then start driving to the tributary of the Blue Nile, where you will explore the forested escarpment above the monastery of Debre Libanos, which is full of photo opportunities with its unique landscape and architectural interaction with it.
Overnight stay at Afarensis International Hotel or similar, Addis Ababa

Day 2: Drive to Langano
Today, you will drive towards Langano Lake area. En route, you will find yourself birding at Chelekleka Marsh and Lake Hora for white-backed and maccoa ducks and later at Lake Ziway for black heron, african pygmy goose, lesser moorhen, lesser jacana and many more.
Overnight at Bishangari Lodge, Langano Lake

Day 3: Journey to Bale Mountains
Today, you set off to Bale Mountain, the area of this high altitude plateau. Over 60 species of mammals and 260 birds have been recorded here including the blue-winged goose, rouget’s rail, spot-breasted lapwing and white-collared pigeon. At the foothills and a higher elevation of the national park, several endemic mammals inhabit, including the mountain nyala, simien wolf and menelik’s bushbuck.
Overnight at Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

Day 4: Exploring Bale Mountains
Today’s drive will take you to the Afro-Alpine grasslands of the Sanetti plateau. It is cited as the world’s largest expanse of Afro–Alpine moorland, a habitat confined to altitudes of 3,500m to 4,500m.
Overnight at Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba

Day 5: Drive to Yabello
Today your journey will lead you to Yabello. En route you will encounter flocks of magpie starlings, white-winged dove, black-bellied sunbird and salvadori’s weaver, bare-eyed thrush and eventually you may be lucky to spot a male black cuckoo shrike.
Overnight at Yabello Motel, Yabello.

Day 6: Expedition to Mega
Today drive to the city of Mega where you will see many species including red-napped bush-shrikes, white-tailed swallows and more.
Overnight at Yabello Motel, Yabello

Day 7: Voyage to Awassa
Today we drive to Lake Awassa and upon arrival you search the grounds for spotted creeper, senegal coucal, dusky flycatcher, grey-headed kingfisher, ruppell’s starling and numbers of marabous storks and pelicans.Overnight stay at Lewi resort, Awassa

Day 8: Proceed to Arba Minch
After a relaxed breakfast, drive to Arba Minch with a stop at a large local lake that holds black egret, white-headed vulture, and African cuckoo-hawk.
Overnight at Mora Heights Hotel, Arba Minch.

Day 9: Excursion to NechiSar National Park
Today take an excursion to Nechisar Park through Lake Chamo and Abaya. A boat trip on Lake Chamo will bring you to the "Crocodiles Market", where large numbers of Crocodile gathers to sunbath, and the hippo pool.
Overnight at Mora Heights Hotel, Arba Minch.

Day 10: Drive back to Langano
Today you will start your return drive towards Langano. You may possibly see black, goliath and other herons and egrets and many other around your lodge, Bishangari.
Overnight at Bishangari Lodge, Langano.

Day 11: Drive back to Addis Ababa
Drive to Addis Ababa. Enjoy a farewell dinner party at one of the best traditional restaurants. The tour ends at about 7:30pm

Information

Includes:
  • 10 Nights Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast (toasted bread, juice, eggs, pancakes, donuts,coffee, milk, tea and more options)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Fare well Dinner
Excludes:
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Meeting Point

Your centrally located Addis Ababa accomodation
Departure Time:
8am
Return Details:
Tour ends at Your Hotel or Airport
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