Birding Tour - BSAT 003

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TOUR CODE: BSAT 003

DURATION: 14 DAYS AND 13 NIGTHS 

TRANSPORTATION: ALL THE WAY SURFACE

Program Highlights

DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA 

DAY 02. ADDIS ABABA – AWASH

DAY 03.FULL DAY IN AWASH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 04. AWASH NATIONAL PARK - LANGANO

DAY 05. DRIVE TO BISHANGARI 

DAY 06. FULL DAY IN BISHANGARI

DAY 07. BISHANGARI - AWASA

DAY 08. AWASA - WONDOGENET

DAY 09. WONDOGENET - ARBAMINCH

Day 10. FULL DAY IN ARBAMINCH

DAY 11. ARBAMINCH - JINKA

DAY 12. EXCURTION TOUR TO MAGO NATIONAL PARK

DAY 13. ARBAMINCH – ADDIS ABABA 

DAY 14. JINKA -ARBAMINCH

 

  

 

 

 

DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA 

Welcome to Ethiopia!  Stone Age Tours and Travel representatives will receive you on arrival at the Addis Ababa BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and transfer to your hotel. OVERNIGHT JUPITER INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

DAY 02. ADDIS ABABA – AWASH

Leaving Addis early morning we drive east towards the Great Rift Valley via Bushoftu Crater Lakes and Nazaret town to visit Awash Park with its volcanic landscapes and savannah grassland habitat for a variety of bird species. On the way we detour to Lake Basaka's saline water which is good habitat for water birds such as Flamingoes, Pelicans, Storks, Herons, Plovers, Lapwings, Sandpipers and Stints. OVERNIGHT AWASH FALL LODGE.

DAY 03. FULL DAY IN AWASH NATIONAL PARK

Full day excursion in the park including Ilala Sala Plain (Oryx Plain), Awash River Waterfalls and acacia thickets for birds such as Grey Hornbill, Somali Fiscal, Helmeted Guineafowl, Blue-napped Mousebird, Kori Bustard, Yellow-necked Francolin, Drongo, Red-winged Lark, Woodland and Striped Kingfishers, Robins and birds of prey such as Tawny Eagle, Long-crested Eagle, Yellow-billed Kite and Dark Chanting Goshawk. Awash park is also home to mammals such as Oryx, Lesser Kudu, Hammadryas Baboon and Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Salt’s Dick-dick and more. OVERNIGHT AWASH FALL LODGE.

DAY 04. AWASH NATIONAL PARK - LANGANO

To day we drive to Lake Langano and Abiata with stop at Koka/Awash Bridge and Ziway. Spectacular Rift scenery, stunning view of colorful birdlife such as Banded Barbet, Masked Weaver, Spur-winged Plover, Malachite and Pygmy Kingfishers, Little Bee-eater, Ruppell’s and Superb Starlings, Seed-eaters, Sunbirds and many birds of prey. OVERNIGHT BEKELE MOLA HOTEL /SAVANNA LODGE 

DAY 05.DRIVE TO BISHANGARI 

Dawn birding and after breakfast proceed to ‘Bishangari’ meaning “Blessed water” located on the eastern bank of Lake Langano. Adjacent to the Chilalo chain of mountains on the southern edge of the Great Rift Valley with its tropical rain forest. En route we search the secondary forest for Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Nubian Woodpecker, Speckled Mousebird, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, African Mourning Dove and many more colorful forest birds. OVERNIGHT BISHANGARI ECO-LODGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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