The Semien Mountains is the highland containing many summits above 4000 meters and culminate in the highest point in Ethiopia, Ras Dashn, at 4630 meters, the fourth highest mountain in Africa. Its dramatic topography is the result of the erosion of basalt lavas, which have been calculated to be nearly 3000 meters thick.
Comparing to Semien Mountains, Bale Mountains National Park is the largest area of Afro-Alpine habitat in the whole of the continent. It gives you opportunities for unsurpassed mountain walking, horse trekking, scenic driving and the changes to view many of Ethiopia's endemic mammals, in particular the Mountain Nyala and Semien Fox, and birds such as the Thick-billed Raven, Wattled lbis, Blue-winged Goose, Rouget's Rail, etc. are found.
Explore Endemic Mammals, Birds, and Vegetations
Product: Wildlife Watching
Tour Code: TET 008
Duration: 17 Night/ 18 Days
Accommodation: Hotel and Camping
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Day 1: Addis Ababa
Arrive Addis Ababa at Bole International Airport and meet with us for transfer to hotel.
Day 2-8: Buyit Ras
After breakfast fly to Gondar, the 17th century capital of Ethiopia. Then drive from Gondar to Debark which is a small town situated at an altitude of 2700 meters close to the boundary of the Semien Mountains National Park. Once, you get the park permission and get to know the local guided and scout according to the park regulation, continue driving to Simien Lodge which is a luxurious lodge having 24 hours electric power. Basing here, you will have enough time for photographing every morning up to evening as the lodge is situated inside the park.
Day 9: Gondar to Addis Ababa
After early breakfast drive to Gondar to catch the flight to Addis Ababa. Overnight hotel
Day 10-16: Bale Mountains National Park
Drive from to Bale mountains national park via the Great Rift Valley. Overnights Goba Wabishebele hotel which is the best available hotel in the area.
Day 17: Wondogenet
After breakfast drive to Wondogenet via Shashemene, this is known for coffee growing. Wondogenet is situated in the mountain chain and jungle, which becomes the best place for nesting of various species of birds. It is also famous for its hot springs for which the modern swimming pool makes your stay unforgettable. Overnight hotel
Day 18: Addis Ababa
Drive to Addis Ababa through the Great Rift Valley lakes and scenic beauty. Evening transfer to airport for return flight. End of the tour