10 Days Ticking Off the Ethiopian Endemics: Bird Watching
Bird Watching by Surface
Duration 9 Nights/10 Days
Tour Code: EAET 906 A
Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most prolific bird watching destinations. An astounding 862 recorded bird species can be found in Ethiopia. The bird populations swell between the months of November and February when some 200 species of Pala arctic migrants arrive from Europe and Asia to join the already abundant number of birds that can be found in Ethiopia. EAET’s main tour takes birders across stunning landscapes as they explore the Great Rift Valley Lakes, each teeming with its own microcosm of bird life. EAET’s birding tours are guided by members of Ethiopia’s Wildlife and Natural History Society, making the identification of 69 important birding sites spread throughout the country easy to find.
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Drive to Ziway through Ethiopia’s mid rift system, en route you visit Koka, Cheleleka and Ziway Lakes to see Crowned and Common Cranes, Fish Eagles and many more species. Overnight Hotel
Day 3: Drive to Abiata-Shala National Parks, enjoy the breeding and feeding ground of Flamingoes, Pelicans, Cormorants and other aquatic birds, and many more species. Overnight Hotel
Day 4: Drive to lake Awasa to see Saddle billed storks, Malachite and Giant King Fisher. Overnight Hotel
Day 5: Drive to Wondo Genet, where you will be able to see the Black-Headed Forest Oriole, the white cheeked Touraco, the Senegal Coucal and many other species. Overnight Hotel
Day 6: Drive to Bale Mountains National Park, stopping around Dinsho to see the endemic Wattle Ibis, Rougets Rail and many more species. Overnight camping
Day 7: Drive to Sannate to see the endemic Blue Winged Goose and the Black-Headed Siskin and further in to the Harena forest you will see the Black-Headed Oriole, the White Cheeked Touraco, and many more species. Overnight Camping
Day 8: Drive to Awash National Park to see the birds of Prey, The Tawny Battler and many more species. Overnight Hotel
Day 9: Drive to Addis Ababa, en route you will visit the lakes of Debre Zeit, Hora and Babugaya. Overnight Hotel
Day 10: Full day city tour of Addis Ababa, in the evening farewell dinner party and departure.