BIRD WATCHING TOUR

DESTINATION: – BIRD WATCHING TOUR/BY CAR
Duration: – 11 Days
— Arrive in Addis Ababa. On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met by our team and transferred to Hotel. Overnight Hotel
— Drive to Debre-Libano Monastery via Sululta plain. It is a wonderful place for endemic birds such as the white winged cliff chat, white billed starling, white collared pigeon, Abyssinian long-claw, black headed siskin and black headed-forest oriole. Late afternoon proceed to Debre-Brehan for two nights staying. Overnight Hotel
— Drive to Ankober in search of the endemic Ankober Serine. We continue unto Melka Jebdhu via Aliyu Amba for yellow throated serine and other important birds like Marshal eagle, giant kingfisher, shining and African pygmy sunbirds, and different weavers including village weavers. Back to Debre Brehan in the evening. Overnight Hotel
— Leave Debre Brehan early in the morning for Langano (via Addis Ababa). Before lunch we will have a stop at Cheleklaka wet land near Debre Zeit. It is here that where we view different water birds like white-backed duck, Maccoa duck, ferreugnes duck, and red billed teal and knob billed duck. Lunch will be at Debre Zeit. Then, proceed to Ziway for an afternoon birding. En route we will have a lot of roadside stops. Overnight Hotel
— After breakfast drive to Abijata alkaline lake, where one can see thousands of lesser flamingos, avocet, gull billed tern, black-headed gull and more. In the afternoon we have birding in the acacia woodland by the park HQ. Then, we proceed to Wondo Genet for two nights staying. Overnight Hotel
— Full day birding in the lush forest of Wondo Genet. The endemic yellow fronted parrot, black headed forest Oriole, red winged starling, Abyssinian woodpecker, grosbeak weaver, white checked trace, spotted creeper, and other forest birds are some of the species we are expecting here. Overnight Hotel

— Drive to the magnificent Bale Mountains National Park. This is home to different endemic mammals and birds. The mountain nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck, and Ethiopian wolf are some of the Ethiopian endemic mammals that can easily be seen in Bale. The spot-breasted plover, Rouge’s rail, Abyssinian catbird, cinnamon bracken warbler and white backed black tit are some of the species that we are seeing on the highlands of Bale. Overnight Hotel
— Full day birding in the Afro-Alpine of the Sanattie Plateau. In most cases we may see the wattle crane ,a rare bird in Africa. Overnight Hotel
— Leave the Bale Mountains for Lake Awassa. Here, we will have a full afternoon birding expecting a lot of varieties. Allen’s gallinule, Lesser moorhen, blue-headed coucal, spotted creeper, giant ink fisher, grey kestrel, painted snipe, grey headed kingfisher and double toothed barbet are some of the species we are looking for. Overnight Hotel
— Drive back to Addis Ababa and, en route we will have a lot of roadside stops. Overnight Hotel

— Sightseeing tour in Addis Ababa and in the evening we will have a farewell dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for cultural food and dances from the different ethnic groups. Then after transfer to the airport for flight back home.

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