Bale Mountains 4 days and 3 nights

Bale Mountains 4 days and 3 nights

Tour Name: Bale Mountains 4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code: AD 019
Transport: surface

Accommodation: Standard Hotels and Lodge
Trip highlights

The Bale Mountains are within a day reach from Addis Ababa. This area is famous for the many endemic species and offers great scenery for the visitor. Exploring can be done by car or more active on foot or horseback. Sof Omar, what is believed the largest network of limestone caves in Africa.

After breakfast we pick you from your hotel for a full day drive to the Bale Mountains. In route we stop at Lake Ziway to watch the many water birds at its shore. The headquarters of the Park are situated in Dinsho where we have to finalize some formalities before we proceed to Goba, our base for the next days.

The whole day is spent to explore the Bale Mountains. This is going to be a day of extraordinary scenery and of course we search for the endemic species of which many are found in this area. Among them the mountain Nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck, Ethiopian wolf and many birds

This day, weather permitting, we travel to Sof Omar, 100 km/ 2, 5 hr to the east. Here we admire what is believed the largest network of limestone caves in Africa. The Web River flows through the cave system and when the river is too high the caves are not accessible. In that case we explore more of the Bale Mountains.

Leaving the mountainous area behind and travel down to the bottom of the Rift Valley through a different, very scenic road, via Asella. Late afternoon we drop you at your hotel in Addis Ababa.

(About 115 km (2, 5 hr) before Addis Ababa we pass the hot spring resort of Sodere which could make a nice relaxing overnight break if you have another day to spent)

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