Bird Watching Tours - Sites II

Bird Watching Tours - Sites II

Package Duration
11 Days / 10 Nights
Destination Covered
Addis Ababa - Sodere - Langano - Bale - Wendogenet - Awash - Awassa - Goba - Sanete Plateau

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  • Description :
    Tour can be customized
    Package Includes :
    • Hotel accommodation
    • All transfers and Ground transportation (4WD)
    • All entrance fees
    • Camping gears when needed
    • Cooking materials (while camping) - when needed
    • Guide & cook services
    • 2 liters bottled water
    Package Excludes :
    • Air transport & visa fee
    • Tips & other personal expenses
    • Photo & video fee

  • Day 1: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Dinner

    Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel.

    Day 2: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    After breakfast drive from Addis to Awash National Park through the awe-inspiring crater lakes of Debrezeit for birding. En route further to Nazareth, visit the famous Sodere hot spring, which has got curative power. Overnight in Sodere

    Day 3: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    After birding in Sodere area, continue driving to Awash park, Birding in Awash National Park, located in the rift valley. It is enriched with many species of birds and mammals; African orange-bellied parrots, bustards, weavers, Somber rock-chat, yellow-throated serine, Red-fronted barbet, Pygmy baits, Lesser striped swallow, House martin and Anubis Baboon, Colobus Monkey, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox, Egyptian Mongoose, Warthog, Beisa Oryx, Soemmering’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Salt’s Dik-dik, etc. Night in Awash park

    Day 4: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Birding in Awash in the morning and leave Awash for Langano via Mojo, en route, birding at Lake Ziway and Koka dam. Among some bird species you will see; African pygmy goose, Black-billed wood hoopoe, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Northern black tit, little weaver, etc. Night in Langano

    Day 5: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    This day birding at Abiyata-Shalla National Park. Particularly, Lake Abiyata is the best place to bird many species, over 300, walking along the muddy and partly sandy lakeshore. For instance, yellow wagtails, Ibis, Cormorant, Pelicans, hammer cop, waders, ducks, egrets, herons, flamingos, storks, swallows, Chestnut-bellied sand grouse, Abyssinian ground-hornbill, rollers, wheatears, African Marsh Harrier, etc. Overnight in Langano

    Day 6: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    After breakfast, continue driving to Bale Mountains National Park and it is here you will visit many of the endemics like Blue-winged goose, Spot-breasted lapwing, Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin, Rouget’s rail, Barred barbet and of course other species, too.

    Day 7: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    After an early breakfast start driving to Sof Omar, about 120 km from Goba. Along the route you will have some stops for birding. For instance, White-ramped babbler, Nightingale, Dodson's bulbul, Somali golden-breasted bunting, sunbird, warbler, Northern gray tit, Salvadori's serine, Brown-tailed chats, Pygmy batis, etc

    Day 8: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Leave Goba early in the morning towards Sanete Plateau. While crossing a lush green forest, you will enjoy the Semien Wolves, endemic mammals. Then you will take another hike to the right hand side of the road to reach the highest peak, 4377meters above sea level. It is here where you will highly experience the chilly wind. Then you will walk slightly down and down across a moorland landscape dotted with white and yellow cushions of flowers, colorful lichen-covered rocks and sparse Giant Lobelias. You will visit many water birds in the small lakes.

    Day 9: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    After an early breakfast drive to Awassa. En route and in Awassa, you will see lots of species, for instance, Silvery-cheeked hornbill, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Rouget’s Rail, lots of Marabou storks, Black & white egrets, African pygmy goose, Spur-winged goose, thousands of swallows, Ibis, Woodland kingfisher, and many more (over 200) species.

    Day 10: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    After an early morning birding at Awassa drive to Wondogenet, via Shashemene. Wondogenet is a green and lush area, inhabited with lots of Grivet Monkeys, Colobus Monkeys and many species of birds. On the other hand, Wondogenet is an excellent place for fresh tropical fruits and hot spring for which you find an Olympic size swimming pool.

    Day 11: Bird Watching Tour

    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    After relax morning drive to Addis Ababa via the rift valley lakes where you will have few stops for birding and in the evening dinner party (in Addis). Then transfer to airport for your international flight.

Contact Detail

Horizon Ethiopia Tour and Travel Plc

Contact Person :-

Mr Mr. Yenealem Getachew

Address :-

Menelik Ave II, Kirkos Sub City, Inside The National Hotel Off Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 17057

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