Starting from $550 per person [1]

5 days touring

Travel by Private Car

Tour Available: All year round

Meals: 4 Breakfasts; 5 Lunches; 4 Dinners; [2]

Fitness level required: Medium

The Bale Mountains, located in the southeast of Ethiopia, are considered part of the Ethiopian Highlands. The main attractions of the park are the wild alpine scenery and a chance to see the Ethiopian Wolf in the wild.

This five day trip from Addis Ababa, will include three and half days of trekking in the national park. Starting from Dinsho and finishing at the Sanetti Plateau, this trek will give you a great opportunity to stretch your legs and see a wide variety of Ethiopian mammals, birdlife and fauna.

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Bale Mountains National Park – 5 Day Tour

Day 1: Addis Ababa / Dinsho (Bale Mountains)

Rise early and drive to the town of Dinsho. Dinsho is the location of the Bale Mountains National Park Headquarters.

En route to Dinsho, stop off at at Lake Ziway to see some local bird life.

Continue driving south and stop for lunch at the town of Shashmene (250 Km from Addis).

Arrival in Dinsho by late afternoon and present yourself at the Bale Mountains National Park headquarters to fill in all the necessary forms needed for trekking in the park.

If time permits, make a short hike along the northern part of the park close to where you will be staying for the night.

Dinner and overnight stay in Dinsho guest house.

Meals Included on this Day

Lunch & Dinner

Private Vechicle

Addis Ababa - Dinsho (Bale Mountains)

7h - 8h

370km

Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Overnight at: Camping [3]

Day 2: Dinsho / Sodota

After breakfast, begin trekking from Dinsho to Sodota. This trek is around 20 km and will take about 6 – 7 hours.

Today’s trekking will give a good chance to see the Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bush Buck, Warthog and the Ethiopian Wolf.

Birdlife that you may see includes: the thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose and Rouget’s Rail.

Lunch at the midway point on the trek.

Dinner and overnight camping at Sodota.

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at: Camping [3]

Day 3: Sodota / Wasama

After a hearty breakfast, begin trekking from Sodota to the Wasama Valley. Today’s trekking should take about 5 – 6 hours.

The wildlife on view today will include: Lammergeyer, Verraux Eagles and the Ethiopian Wolf.

Lunch at the midway point on the trek.

Overnight camping in Wasama Valley.

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Private Vechicle

Sodota - Wasama

Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Overnight at: Camping [3]

Day 4: Wasama / Gebre Guracha

In the morning, trek from Garba Guracha to Wasama. The days trekking will take between 6 – 7 hours.

On our route, will be a climb Mount Wasama. Mount Wasama lies at 4200 meters above sea level. The terrain around the mountain will be dotted with giant lobelia and other plants common to high altitude Afro-Alpine landscapes.

In the evening, you will have dinner and overnight camping at Garba Guracha.

 

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at: Camping [3]

Day 5: Gebre Gurracha / Sennati Plateau / Addis Ababa

After breakfast, trek to the Sanetti Plateau. The plateau, which lies at an altitude of between 3,500 and 4,000 meters, is covered by Afro-alpine Moor land with beautiful wild alpine scenery. Visitors to the plateau can often see the rare Ethiopian Wolf which hunts for its rodent prey across the Sanetti heights.

Once we complete our trek, the car will pick us up and start the drive back to Addis Ababa.

We will aim to be back in Addis Ababa by 6 pm, after which the program will finish.

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast & Lunch

Private Vechicle

Gebre Gurracha - Sanetti Plateau - Addis

6h - 7h

370km

Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.


Points to note:

[1] The "price per person" amount is a guide price only. Please submit a quote request for a more definite price.

[2] The price for meals includes a soft drink / water plus tea and coffee with each meal. Alcohol is not included but can be purchased at an extra cost.

[3] Hotels listed on individual days of the tour will be booked where possible but may be changed subject to availability.

Starting from $550 per person

5 days touring

Travel by Private Car

Tour Available: All year round

Meals: 4 Breakfasts; 5 Lunches; 4 Dinners;

Fitness level required: Medium

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Highly recommended ! Simian mountains tour was fantastic , very well organised and enjoyed by everyone. Thank you very much Alex

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