Bale Mountains Park: – Trails of Adventure Ethiopia

Posted: July 8, 2014 in Bale Mountains

Trekking in Ethiopia does not involve being super-fit. Horses, mules and donkeys are universal means of transport, so horse trekking has been a natural development. The terrain is usually steep for only short periods, when walking rather than riding may be necessary.

In Bale park, trips can be tailored to meet all individuals’ needs, whether they be day trips around Dinsho (park head quarter) or ten day hikes or treks around the whole park. The principal, well-established areas for trekking.

Bale Mountains National Park

Bale Mountains National Park

The Bale Mountains area is the best kept secret place of Ethiopia (largest area of Afro-Alpine habitat in the whole of the continent). It gives the visitor opportunities for unsurpassed mountain walking, horse trekking, scenic driving and the chances to view many of Ethiopia’s endemic mammals, in particular the Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian Wolf, and birds, such as the Thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose, and Rouget’s Rail.

3-Days Tour to Bale Mountains National Park

Tour Code: 3 Days Tailor-made Tour to Bale Mountains National Park

Attractions: Scenery, birds & Wildlife

Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights

Transportation: Surface drive

Day 1: Drive to Dinsho, Bale Mountains National Park Head Quarter – Goba

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Dinsho, via Shashmene (410 Km from Addis). En route, you will make a stop on Awash River and Lake Ziway (best known for its birdlife) to visit aquatic birds. You will have lunch at Shashmene (250 Km from Addis). You will proceed driving and arrive in Dinsho in the afternoon.

Upon arrival, you will do all the requirements for short easy trekking at the Bale Mountains National Park HQ. After a brief break, you will have time to make a short hike along the northern part of the park. Later late in the afternoon drive to Goba (40 Km from Dinsho) for overnight stay. On arrival, you will check into a hotel. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

Day 2: Excursion/Day trip to Sanetti Plateau

In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive to the Sanetti Plateau (altitude of 4000 meter, with Afro-alpine Moor land, beautiful wild alpine scenery). Upon arrival in Goba, you will check into a hotel and rest. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

Day 3: Drive back to Addis Ababa via Bekoji – Assela & departure

After breakfast, you will be driving to Addis Ababa. You will stop for lunch at Assela. You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs. Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.

  1. Another place I havent been in Ethiopia, but I’d love to one day!


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