Duration: 15 Days and 14 Nights
Tour code HLETT 001
Transportation: - Surface
Day 1Arrive Addis Ababa at Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 2 Drive Awash National Park
After breakfast drive from Addis to Awash National Park through the awe-inspiring crater lakes of Debrezeith for birding. Overnight lodge or local Hotel
Day 3 Awash National Park
Birding in Awash National Park. Overnight lodge or local Hotel
Day 4 Ziway
Early morning leave Awash for Langano via Mojo. En route, birding at Lake Ziway and Koka dam. Among some bird species you will see; African pygmy goose, Black-billed wood hoopoe, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Northern black tit, little weaver, etc Overnight hotel
Day 5 Bale Mountains National Park
After breakfast, continue driving to Bale mountains National Park and it is here you will visit many of the endemics like Blue-winged goose, Spot-breasted lapwing, Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin, Rouget’s rail, Barred barbet and of course other species, too. Overnight hotel
Day 6 Goba, A day excursion to Sof Omar
Start driving to Sof Omar, about 120 km from Goba. Along the route you will have some stops for birding. For Nightingale, Dodson's bulbul, Somali golden-breasted bunting, sunbird, warbler, Northern gray tit, Salvadori's serine, Brown-tailed chats, etc. Overnight hotel
Day 7 Goba, excursion to Senate
Leave Goba early in the morning towards Sanete Plateau. While crossing a lush green forest, you will enjoy the Semien Wolves, endemic mammals. Overnight hotel
Day 8: Drive to Awassa
After an early breakfast drive toAwassa. On the way you will see lots of species, for instance, Silvery-cheeked hornbill, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Rouget’s Rail, lots of Marabou storks, Black & white egrets, African pygmy goose, Spur-winged goose, thousands of swallows, Ibis, Woodland kingfisher, and many more (over 200) species. Overnight Hotel
Day 9: Drive to Wondogenet
Wondogenet is an excellent place for freshtropical fruits and hot spring Overnight hotel
Day 10: Drive to Yabello
Head south to Yabello, birding en route. In the late afternoon, we head into woodland west of Yabello, in search of the endemic Stresemann’s Bush Crow. O/n local hotel
Full day birding (picnic lunch) in Yabello Wildlife Sanctuary, where we expect to see the white tailed swallow, Abyssinian Bush Crow, and if luckily, Prince Raspoli’sTuraco. O/n local hotel.
Day 12: Drive Negele
Morning birding around Mega, then we drive east to Negelle, birding en route. O/n Hotel.
Here, you will spend the day exploring different localities for birding. O/n Hotel.
Day 14: Langano
After an early breakfast full day drive to Lake Langano, this is the best place for birding many species. O/n hotel.
Day 15: Langano
these three neighbouring lakes in the central Ethiopian Rift Valley could not be more different from each other. The medium depth reddish-brown Lake Langano, Abijatta, and the extremely deep, blue Shalla, once a volcanic crater and now home to several bubbling hot springs, are all superb birding localities. Drive back to Addis finally departure home