6-Days Tour Bale Mountains Tours

Tour Description

 

Tour Code:  6-Days Tour Bale Mountains Tours

Attractions: Birds, Scenery & Wildlife

Duration: 6Days &5Nights

Transportation: Surface drive, & trekking

 

Day 1: Drive to Dinsho,

 

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Dinsho, via Assela-Bekoji (360 Km from Addis). You will have lunch at Assela (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 around the head office So called Dinsho Walking Trakil .

Dinsho Walking Trail: the trail leads through the juniper forest around the park headquarter and it protects the main concentration of mountain nyala. Other animals include Menelik’s bushbuck, bohor reedbuck, warthog, gureza monkeys. An unusual plant of the Dinsho area is the white –flowered Abyssinian rose, the only flowering rose that is indigenous to Africa.

 

Then later drive to Goba (40Km from Dinsho) for overnight stay.  In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

NB: On this day the car comes from Addis Ababa, I will let the drive to start early and to be on time.

Day 2: Drive back to Dinsho &  visit the Gaysay valley

 

The Gaysay Extension: this northerly extension of Bale National Park protects the 3,543m Mount Gaysay and small Lake Bassasso. It is located 3km west of Dinsho, has some indigenous forest , mountain nyala and Menelik’s bushbuck, one pack of Ethiopian wolf and Rouget’s rail is common here. It is also possible to hike to the top of mount Gaysay.

 

Then later drive to Goba (40Km from Dinsho) for overnight stay.  In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

 

Day 3: 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). In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

Sanetti Platuea: sited as the world’s largest expanse of Afro-alpine moorland, a montane habitat confined to altitudes of 3,500m to 4,500m on east Africa’s tallest mountains. It supports very high degree of endemism especially substantial population of Ethiopian wolf other mammals include golden jackal and klipspringer, Abyssinian hare, giant mole rat and other endemic small burrowing rodents.

Day 4: Excursion to Harenna forest

Harenna Forest:At the southern end of the Sanetti Plateau, the Harenna Escarpment affords an outstanding view over the forest 2,000m below. The forest is far denser than the juniper woodland around Dinsho, and it comprises a more varied selection of trees, with a similar appearance and composition to the forest found on other east African mountains. A wealth of birds and mammals are resident. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

 

Day 5: Excursion to Sof Omar Cave(100km from Goba)

 

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Sof omar cave (100 Km from Goba). The caves are named after Sheik Sof Omar, a 12th –century Muslim leader. Sof Omar is regularly visited by birdwatchers because it is one of two sites where it’s reasonably easy to see Salvadori’s serin, a threatened and localized dry-country endemic with a bold yellow throat.

 

Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

 

Day 6: Drive back to Addis Ababa via Bekoji – Assela

 

After breakfast, you will be driving to Addis Ababa (445 Km from Goba). 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. Overnight stay at Oasis hotel apartment, Addis ababa.

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Rate: Up on request

Price includes:

 

·       Well-maintained &  insured 4WD Vehicle for the whole tour with driver & driver’s allowanc

·       Fuel

·       All transfer in & out,

·       Hotel Room on Dobule Occupancy basis including Breakfast

·       All entrance fees, local guide fee, and scout,

·       Bottled natural water every day,

·       Service tax.

Price DOES NOT include:

 

·       Personal expenses (tips, photo & video fees, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.),

·       Meals (lunch and dinner)

·       Any other services/expenses not mentioned above.