Special Bird Watching Tour – Ethiopia is one of the best places in the world to see incredible exotic and endemic birds. There are more than 850 species of birds registered in Ethiopia. Some of important birding sites in Ethiopia include:
- Senate Plateau &Harenna Forest (Bale Mountains National Park)
- Debrezeit Crater Lakes (Chelelek& Green Lakes)
- Abyata-Shala Lakes National Park
- Awash National Park
- Ankober, AliyuAmba
- Zeway , Langano&Hawassa Lakes
- DebreLibanos (Jema River Valley &Jara Valley)
- Yabelo Sanctuary, Liben Plains &Negele Woodlands
- NechSar National Park, Sof Omar Cave, Sululta Plains and many more
Arrival to Addis Ababa – Arrival at Bole International Airpor and Transfer to hotel for check-in. City tour of Addis Ababa including the Merkato, said to be Africa’s largest market , and the National Museum of Ethiopia and the ethnographic museum. Overnight Addis Ababa
Debre Libanos – Full day excursion with box lunch to DebreLibanos, visiting Sululta plain en route. O/N in a hotel
Debrezeit Crater Lakes – Awash National Park – Drive to Awash National Park, stopping en route at DebreZeitCheleleka, Chafe &Hora Lakes. Lunch at Nazareth. O/N Awash Park in a hotel.
Awash National Park – Birding in Awash National Park, located in the Great Rift Valley. Many species of birds are found here:African Orange-bellied Parrots, Bustards, Weavers, Hoopoe, Yellow-throated Serine, Red-fronted Barbet,Pygmy Batis, Lesser-striped Swallow, and the House Martin. The park also boasts a variety of mammals:the Anubis Baboon, Colobus Monkey, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox, Egyptian Mongoose, Warthog,Beisa Oryx, Soemmering’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Salt’s Dikdik, etc.
Excursion to Bilen Area – Morning and afternoon excursions in Bilen area O/N in a hotel
Lake Zeway-Lake Langano – Drive to Lake Langano. En route, birding at Lake Ziway, truly a birder’s paradise and at Koka Dam. Spot bird species such as; the African Pygmy Goose, Black-billed Woodhoopoe, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Northern Black Tit, Little Weaver, etc.
Abyata-Shala Lakes National Park – Morning excursions to Lake Abyata . Afternoon excursion to Lake Langano. O/N Langano in a hotel
Lake Hawassa – Transfer to Lake Hawassa for lunch. Afternoon excursion to fish market at Lake Hawassa. O/N in a hotel
Yabelo – Transfer with box lunch to Yabello, for O/N in a hotel (Yabelo)
Yirgachefe – Transfer with lunch at Yirga Chefe in a hotel to Lake Hawassa. O/N Hawassa in a hotel
Goba – Transfer with box lunch to Goba. O/N in a hotel
Bale Mountains – Full day excursion with box luncn at Bale Mountains National Park. O/N in a hotel.
Wondegenet – in the Moring drive to Wondogenet for O/N in a hotel
Back to Addis Ababa – Morning drive to Addis Ababa stopping en route at Lake Zeway. Will have farewell party with cultural dinner and local drinks to experience Ethiopia’s cultural meals and drinks.