Visit Bale Mountains, Shalla Abijjata Lake National Park  5 Days 

Visit Bale Mountains, Shalla Abijjata Lake National Park  5 Days 

Visit Bale Mountains, Shalla Abijjata Lake National Park  5 Days 

Itinerary

Program:  Bale Mountains   

Code: Nyala 07

Duration: 4Nights/5Days     

Transportation: 4WD

Tour starts: Addis Ababa

Tour ends: Addis Ababa

Day1: Addis Ababa – Bale Goba:  Morning, drive from Addis Ababa to Bale Goba via Langano- Shashemene. On the way at Dinsho Forest( part of the Bale Mountains National Park), visit the Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bushbuck, Bohor…and continue driving on the open field of Gayssaye( Mountain Nyala Field). Overnight – at Goba Shebelle Hotel – Bale Goba

Day2: Discover Sof Omar- Africa’s largest natural cavern tunnel: Morning, take lunch box from the hotel & drive back to Robe then to Goro-   Sof Omar for full day visit. This vast network limestone caverns the largest in Africa lies at about 100km east of the Bale Mountains range at an elevation 1300m. It has been curved by the Web River, descending from the Bale Region Highlands to the flat arid plains then stretches to Somali Border. The underground chamber, watering by the Web River reaches 16km long, the limestone pillars that support the caverns are high up to 20m.   The cavern is named after Sheikh Sof Omar, a 12century Muslim Chief who used the area as a refuge, remaining an important pilgrimage site for Ethiopian Muslims. Sof Omar Cavern best site for birdwatchers to see salvadori’s Serin– with bold yellow throat (endemic),  & good to see acacia-scrub bird species  such as orange- bellied Parrot, Blue napped mouse bird, Somali Tit and more others.  Overnight – at Goba Shebelle Hotel – Bale Goba

Day3: Abyssinia Wolf, Senate Plateau & Harena Forest: Take lunch box & drive to  immensely beautiful Male Mountains for its landscapes peak mountains( 2377m – Mt. Tulu Demtu), Abyssinian/Ethiopian Wolf ( often being seen), & Harena Forest. Overnight – at Goba Shebelle Hotel – Bale Goba

Day4: Langano Lake: Drive back to Langano. Take a refreshing time (swimming, walking, and playing on Langano Beach). Overnight –Sabanna Beach Resort Lodge or similar– Langano

Day5: Langano – Addis Ababa      

After breakfast; discover  the Abijata  – Shalla Lakes national Park for  the Ostrich Farm, aquatic birds like the Pink Flamingos( on Lake Abijata), Hot springs ( at Lake Shalla) Dukes, Gosse, and many others.  Lake Shalla is the deepest Lake in Ethiopia (266m deep). Then drive back to Addis Ababa (end of the trip)

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