8 Days Ethiopia Bird Watching

8 Days Ethiopia Bird Watching


8 Days

Best Of Ethiopia Bird Watching



The highland escarpments form the most typical of Ethiopian habitats for birds and offer a number of species not found elsewhere in sub – Saharan Africa, like the Golden Eagle, Red – Billed Chough and Ruddy Shelduck; other endemics include Rouget’s Rail and the Spot breasted Lapwing. More than 50 species of birds inhabit the Simien Mountains National Park, including the impressive Bearded Vulture, or Lammergeyer, with its 10-foot (3m) wingspan. Bale Mountains National Park in the highlands is another popular birdwatchers’ paradise. The south of the country also affords superb birding opportunities with sought after endemics like the Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco, Degodi Larks and Stresemann’s Bush Crow. October to December is the best months to come and have a look on various species of birds.

Personalised journeys from start to finish

Personalised journeys from start to finish

Every trip helps support Conservation

Every trip helps support Conservation

Every detail taken care of

Every detail taken care of

Tour Highlights

  • Birding a country rich in endemics, near-endemics and regional specialities, often amidst spectacular scenery.
  • Tracking down the localised endemic Harwood’s Francolin in the Jemma Valley against a backdrop of sheer cliffs frequented by endemic White-billed Starlings, Rüppell’s Black Chats and White-winged Cliff Chats.
  • Waiting for flocks of endemic Ankober Serins to fly up from the sheer cliffs that overlook the Danakil desert.
  • Watching Arabian Bustards on the Aledeghe Plains, sometimes with Northern Carmine Bee-eaters riding on their backs!
  • Walking in the beautiful juniper woodlands in the Bale Mountains in search of the seldom-seen Abyssinian Long-eared Owl, the unusual Abyssinian Catbird, Abyssinian Woodpecker and White-backed Black Tit.

What's Included

  • Transport in a safari mini-van with roof-top for better photography and game viewing drives.
  • Services of an experienced safari tour driver/guide
  • Meals while on safari
  • Accommodation mentioned in the program
  • Government taxes, tolls and levy’s
  • Pick up and drop off from airport / hotel.
  • All park entrance fees

What's Not Included

  • Visa fees
  • Items of personal nature: soft or bottled drinks
  • Gratitude’s (tips to guides)

Tour Itinerary

Day - 1

Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
ADDIS ABABA – Lanagano

Morning after breakfast meet with SLET staff at your preferred location and time then start drive down to south, the through the Ethiopian mid-rift system, stop at Lakes Koka and Zway to watch: Crowned and common cranes, Fish Eagle, king fisher Jacanas, lapwings etc, overnight resort.

Day - 2

Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk in the Forest
Lanagano- Awassa- Abiata-Shalla National Park

Drive to Abiata-Shalla National park, enjoy the breeding and feeding grounds of Flamingos, Pelicans, cormorants, storks and other aquatic birds, best place for aquatic birds continue driving to Awassa, overnight hotel.

Day - 3

Hike to the Waterfalls and transfer to Lake Kivu
Awassa- Excursion To Wondo Genet

Early Morning bird watching along the shores of lake Awassa, Saddle billed storks, Malachite and Giant King fisher’s, and more then drive back to Wondo Genet, where you Spot the Black Forest Oriole ,the White Chicked Turacco and Senegal coucal, overnight hotel.

Day - 4

Kibale National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park
Awassa- Bale Mountain National Park

Morning after breakfast drive to Bale Mountain National park, Stop around Dinsho – head quarter to see the endemic Wattled Ibis, Rougets Rail and proceed to Goba, overnight hotel.

Day - 5

Kibale National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive to Sannate, on the highest all weather roads, on the unspoiled alpine lakes, to see the endemic Blue winged Goose and Black Headed Siskin and further in the Harena forest the Black Beaded Oriole and White Chicked Turacco late afternoon drive back to Goba, overnight hotel.

Day - 6

Kibale National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park
Bale Mountain National Park – Awash National Park

Drive to Awash National Park through Asela and Bekoje, on the way see some birds of prays and others, on the way picnic lunch overnight hotel.

Day - 7

Kibale National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park
Full Day Birding At Awash National Park

Morning after breakfast full day birding including the Tawny and Battler, the Abyssinian and Lilac breasted Roller, Kore bustard, carmine bee-eater, yellow breasted francolin, overnight hotel.

Day - 8

Kibale National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park
Awash National Park- Addis Ababa

Mornings after breakfast drive back to Addis, en route stopping around Debre Zeit; creator lakes for birding continue driving, evening cultural dinner in traditional restaurant.

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