|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|DEPARTURE TIME||We will arrange the departure times with you individually depending on your flights to and from Ethiopia.|
Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa
Our representative welcomes you on your arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel. After refreshment, city tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight: Hotel
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. Overnight: Dinsho Lodge that surrounded by juniper trees with plenty species of wildlife.
Day 2: Bale Mountains - Dinsho Lodge
Day 3: Dinsho - 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. Overnight: Dinsho lodge
Day 4: Wolla Valley (Kotera)
Accompanied by your guide, a scout and packhorses we trek 5 hrs 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 Valley
After breakfast we resume trek that will last for approx. 7-8 hrs. The trek offers the chance to see Ethiopia’s endemic Abyssinian Wolf. Overnight camping at the base of Wassema Mountain. Overnight: camping
Day 6: Gebre Guracha
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 H. splendidum are the most striking with their yellow flowers. Several rodent species are found in the area. Overnight: camping
Day 7: Sanetti Plateau to Goba Town
We trek for 5 hrs 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 at Wabe Shebele Hotel.
Day 8: Drive back to Addis evening Departure
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.