TOUR CODE - BA/Trek/002
Duration - 7 Days and 6 Nights
Transportation - surface
Depart south from Addis Ababa to Dinsho, where the Bale Mountains National Park headquarters is located. On the way stop at Ziway to admire the wonderful lakeside birdlife. Stay overnight in Dinsho, camping or in a basic lodge.
Depart from Dinsho through the Web Valley toward the Finch Abera waterfall. Stay overnight, camping at the Sodota Campsite.
Depart from Sodota, following the Wasema River through the valley. Continue to the Worgona Campsite. After setting up camp, take a short trip to the Worgona Mineral Springs for a visit. Stay overnight, camping at Worgona Campsite.
Depart early morning, from Worgona Campsite to Garba Guracha. On the way you will climb Mt. Batu, at 4,203 meters. Continue to the campsite in the Tegona Valley, close to Garba Guracha Lake.
Early morning departure to the Sanetti Plateau and the Crane Lakes. The Sanetti Plateau is home to the Ethiopian Wolf, endemic to Ethiopia. You may also climb Tullu Deemtu, the highest point in the Bale Mountains at 4,377m. At the end of the day you will be met by your vehicle and continue to Goba for overnight at Wabe Shabelle Hotel.
In the morning, depart from Goba for the Sof Omar caves. The most famous spot of the caves is the Chamber of Columns, with limestone pillars up to 20m high. From the entrance, you will follow a 1.7km trail through several other chambers; this will take about 1 hour, and you will pass the Web River, which snakes through the cave seven times. The birdlife in the area is very abundant. After the visit, proceed to Lake Langano for overnight at Bishangari Lodge or Sabana Beach Resort or Wenney Ecolodge or Abule Bassumo Hotel for overnight camping or a lodge stay.
After a refreshing morning swim in Lake Langano, depart for Addis Ababa. On the way, you may visit the Abiatta-Shala National Park. Lake Shala, with its deep blue waters is the deepest lake in Ethiopia at 236m. Lake Abiatta is a soda lake at which thousands of flamingos can be seen at various times of the year.
End of tour.
- + Transportation to and from Addis Ababa
- + Guide
- + Scout
- + Professional cook
- + Complete cooking materials
- + Mule(s) & Mule Handler
- + Tent
- + Sleeping bags & Mattresses
- + Tables & Chairs for on the Mountain use
- + Park Entrance Fees
- + Food & Bottled Mineral Water
- + Camp Fire Every Night
Excludes : Alcoholic Drinks