Tour Code: FET-BMT 01 Tour Program to Bale Trekking Ethiopia
Attractions: Birds, Scenery & Wildlife
Duration: 9 Days & 8Nights
Transportation: Surface drive, & trekking
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in Oasis hotel apartment, Addis Ababa.
Day 2: Addis Ababa City Tour
You will have an early breakfast and your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum. It houses numerous antiquarian relics and archaeological artifacts (most famous exhibit is the 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy). Then you will continue to visit Mount Entoto (3,200 above sea level. The Church of St Mary (1885) and Emperor Menelik II Palace. The Entoto Museum, with its historical exhibits is well worth a visit. Lunch at Lucy Restaurant.
After lunch you will visit Trinity Cathedral. It was constructed by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1947 (ornamented with carvings and mosaic and other artistic works such as paintings of saints and the apostles on the stained glass) and visit Merkato, the largest open market in Africa. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest. Overnight stay in Oasis hotel apartment, Addis Ababa.
Day 3: Drive to Dinsho, Bale Mountains National Park Head Quarter –
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 along the northern part of the park. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel.Overnight stay Dinsho lodge, inside the park.
Day 4: Trek Dinsho to Fincha Habera or Sodota
You will have an early breakfast and start trekking in the Bale Park (the largest area of Afro-Alpine habitat in the whole of the continent, giving visitors opportunities for unsurpassed mountain walking, horse trekking, scenic driving, fishing and view many endemic mammals: the Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bush Buck, Warthog & Ethiopian Wolf; birds: the thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose, and Rouget’s Rail).
You will trek from Dinsho to Sodota (appx. 20 Km from Dinsho). In the evening, you will spend the night at Fincha Habera or Sodota Camp site. Overnight stay night camping at Fincha Habera or Sodota.
Day 5: Trek Fincha Habera or Sodota to Keyrensa
Early in the morning after an easy breakfast, you will do trekking to Keyrensa (or even to Morobawa). You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at the camp site. Overnight stay night camping at Keyrensa.
Day 6: Trek Keyrensa to Rafu
After breakfast, you will continue trekking full day to Rafu. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at camp site. Overnight stay night camping at Rafu.
Day 7: Trek Rafu to Garba Guracha
In the morning after breakfast, you will trek to Garba Guracha to climb Mount Batu (4203 meter above sea level, with a new terrain of Afro- Alpine meadows, incredible endemic plants: Giant lobelia and other plants of high land altitudes). In the evening, you will have dinner and stay camping at Garba Guracha. Overnight stay night camping at Garba Guracha.
Day 8: Trek Garba Guracha to Sanetti Plateau & drive to Goba
In the morning after breakfast, you will trek to Sanetti Plateau (an altitude of 4000 meter, covered by Afro-alpine Moor land with beautiful wild alpine scenery).
Then, your vehicle will be waiting for you and you will drive to Goba. Upon arrival in Goba, you will check into a hotel, take a hot shower of the last five days. In the evening, you will rest, have dinner and stay the night in the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.
Day 9: Drive back to Addis Ababa via Great Rift Valley Lakes& departure
After breakfast, you will be driving to Addis Ababa. On the way, you will also visit Abiatta-Shala National Park, Lake Shala (a very deep crater lake – over 260 meters deep) and Lake Abiatta (a soda lake with thousands of flamingos).
You will stop for lunch at Ziway. You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon and you will do some shopping for souvenirs.
Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner to Ethiopian (Habesha 2000 or YOD Abyssinia) traditional restaurant where you will taste Ethiopian food & drinks and a live music & dance.
Then depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.
Starting from: $ 830 USD per persons
Single Supplement: $ 85
- Well-maintained & insured 4WD Vehicle for the whole tour with driver & driver’s allowance
- All transfer in & out,
- Hotel Room on Double Occupancy basis (i.e sharing a Double room) including Breakfast
- Professional English Speaking guide
- Meals on Full-board basis (B, L& D) during camping days only
- Cook, Cook assistance, camping materials (tents, mattress, & sleeping bags) & Kitchen Utensils for trekking
- All entrance fees, local guide fee, scout, mule, and mule handlers
- 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) except camping days
- Any other services/expenses not mentioned above.