There is perhaps no region of the world, which harbors so many varieties of birds, several of them, unique or endemic as Ethiopia’s highlands and lowlands. Ethiopia has emerged as one of the foremost birding destinations on the African continent, boasting more than 850 known species, of which 23 are endemic to Ethiopia. Habitats supporting bird life are the Rift Valley lakes, the highland massif, forests and the lowlands. The Rift Valley is scattered with lakes that offer an enormous diversity of bird life; more than half of all Ethiopia’s species have been recorded at both Awash National Park and Abiyata – Shalla Lakes National Park. Lake Langano and Netchsar National Park are also excellent birding sites and commonly seen are kingfishers, storks, pelicans, flamingos and fish eagles.





Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International airport. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: After breakfast daytrip to the Gefersa reservoir. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Depart towards the monastery of Debre Libanos. Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Continue driving to the Menagesha forested land. Overnight Hotel

Day 5: Leave Addis Ababa and drive east to Awash Park. Overnight Hotel

Day 6: Full day stay birding around Awash national park. Overnight Hotel

Day 7: Head to Lake Langano with birding at Lake Ziway. Overnight Hotel

Day 8: Explore Lake Abiyata and Shalla national reserve. Overnight Hotel

Day 9: Journey towards Wendo Genet woodland expanse. Overnight Hotel

Day 10: Full day stay birding around Wendo Genet forest. Overnight Hotel

Day 11: Depart towards Bale Mountains National Park. Overnight Camping

Day 12: Full day stay in Bale Mountains National park. Overnight Camping

Day 13: Journey to the smallest rift valley Lake of Awassa. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Morning daytrip to Yabello; birding along the way. Overnight Hotel

Day 15: Keep on birding around the bush land of Yabello.  Overnight Hotel

Day 16: Day drive to the rift valley lake region to Langano. Overnight Hotel

Day 17: Drive back to Addis Ababa; passing the rift valley. Overnight Hotel

Day 18: Visit Addis Ababa; and then in the evening departure back to home

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