ETHIOPIAN BIRDING TOUR - BSAT 001

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DEBRE LIBANOS, AWASH PARK, RIFT VALLEY AREA, WONDO GENET, BALE PARK AND YABELLO

PROGRAM: BIRD WATCHING TOUR

TOUR CODE: BSAT 001

DURATION: 14 DAYS & 13 NIGHTS 

TRANSPORTATION: ALL THE WAY SURFACE

Program Highlights:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA

DAY 2: ADDIS - DEBRE LIBANOS

DAY 3: ADDIS - DEBRE ZEIT - AWASH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 4: FULL DAY AT AWASH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 5: AWASH NATIONAL PARK - LANGANO

DAY 6: LANGANO – WENDO GENET

DAY 7: WENDOGENET – BALE PARK 

DAY 8: FULL DAY AT BALE

DAY 10: GOBA – AWASSA

DAY 11: AWASSA – YABELLO

DAY 12: FULL DAY AT YABELLO

DAY 13: YABELLO – LANGANO  

DAY 14: LANGANO – ADDIS ABABA 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA

Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. You will be welcomed by Stone Age Tour representative and transferred to Hotel. OVERNIGHT GHION/JUPITER INTERNATIONAL HOTEL  

DAY 2: ADDIS - DEBRE LIBANOS

A day tour to Monastery of Debre Libanos (13th c AD) via Sululta plain which holds large number of afro tropical species including Black Headed Sis Kin, White Collard Pigeon and Breasted Whether. Continue driving north from Sululta plain us reach at Debre Libanos and its escarpment. Here it produce an excellent bird species including few endemic, such as White Billed Starling, Ruppel’s black chat, Lanner Falcon, Common Rock Trush, Abyssinian Wood Pecker are among the species we will see here, besides the beautiful endemic mammal Gelada Baboon can be seen at the edge of Debre Libanos gorge, then we drive back to Addis Ababa on late afternoon. OVERNIGHT GHION/JUPITER INTERNATIONAL HOTEL  

DAY 3: ADDIS - DEBRE ZEIT - AWASH NATIONAL PARK

In the morning, leave Addis Ababa to Awash National Park. we stop at Chalalaktu wetland near Debre Zeit. Here we will see a great number of Ducks, Red Billed Teal, Sand Piper, Common and Crowned Cranes, Wattle and Sacred Ibis, then drive to Nazareth at midday for lunch.

After lunch, we proceed to the superb lowland of Awash. The roadside stop supply a lot of birds including Brown Snake Eagle, African Pygmy Falcon, Black Chested Eagle, White Billed Bustard, Abyssinian Roller, Red and Yellow Barbet also different Weavers and Vultures near Kereyou Lodge. OVERNIGHT CAMPING 

DAY 4: FULL DAY AT AWASH NATIONAL PARK

Full day birding in the bushes of Awash National Park including the riverien forest in the Awash River. It is one of the best birding sites in Ethiopia Rift Valley. There are about 380 bird species have been recorded in this game park.

Yellow Billed and Ground Horn Bill, Ruppel’s Black Headed Weavers, Egyptian Vultures, Kori Bustard, Red Winged Bush Lark are amongst the birds inhabited this wonderful lowland. Not only  birds can be see in Awash but also we can see different mammals like Beisa Oryx, Defarsa Water Buck, Semmering Gazelle, Salt’s Dik-Dik, Greater and lesser Kudu, Warthog, Hamadrayas Baboon, the endemic Hartebeest and if lucky you will see also Lion. OVERNIGHT CAMPING

DAY 5: AWASH NATIONAL PARK - LANGANO

In the morning leave Awash National Park to the rift valley Lakes region; en route have a stop at Koka Dame. The dame accommodates a great number of water birds including Lesser Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, Little Egret, Common Snipe, Skimmer and more water birds then drive to Langano for lunch.

After lunch, drive to Abijata - Shala National Park, reach to Lake Abijata the feeding site for thousands of Flamingo and a great number of water birds like Common and Red Billed Teals, Herons, different species of Proverbs, Saddle and Yellow Billed Storks are amongst the birds inhabited the lake, then drive bake to Langano for overnight. OVERNIGHT LANGANO WABI SHEBELLE HOTEL

 

 

 

 

 

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