11-Days Bird Watchin
11-DAYS BIRD WATCHING
Duration: 10 Nights/ 11 Days
Tour Code: EAET303
Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa and City Tour
On arrival Addis Ababa EAET representative will meet you at Bole international Airport and transfer to the Hotel, start visiting the city from National Museum, where Ethiopia’s oldest resident, Lucy is housed, Ethnological Museum at Addis Ababa University, continue with Holy trinity church and you will enjoy a panoramic view of the capital with fresh air hill top of Mount Entoto. Overnight stay on reserved Hotel
Day 2: Debre Libanos
After breakfast this morning we will cross the Sululta Plains. These high-altitude plateau grasslands provide superb birding, despite intensive cultivation.
Day 3: Debre Libanos -Sululuta
Leaving early morning our objective is to look for the highly-localized endemic Harwood’s Francolin.
That we will spot it dawn by Jemma Gorge. Then the rest of the day explore for terrestrial birding and drive to Sululta. Overnigth stay on reserved hotel
Day 4: Sululta- Awash
This is quite birdy plain, explore morning time, looking for the Endemics; Abyssinian longclaw, Erlanger’s lark, Ethiopian Siskin wattled ibis, Blue winged geese, spot breasted plover. Then head to Awash National park, birding en route. Overnight stay on reserved hotel
Day 5: Awash
Today will be spent exploring the Awash National Park. We will bird around the Alleghedi reserve and Doho lodge with its hot springs, the Awash River and Kirayawa Gorge, exploring riverine forests, wetlands, thorn woodlands, savanna grasslands, rocky hills, cliffs and escarpments. Overnigth stay on reserved hotel
Day 6: Awash-Langano
We will depart early and head south, towards the Great Rift Valley lakes. Lunch and birding stop at Lake Ziway where the surrounding lake teems with birds, we will also visit Koka Dam and Lake Ziway. After lunch we precede Lake Langano to our lodge. Overnight stay on reserved hotel
Day 7: Langano
Explore the whole day the eco lodge ground for sulfer breasted bush shrike ,
Northern puff back, black shrike, yellow shouldered shrike, common red start, slender tailed night jar, Senegal thick knees, Abyssinian ground trush etc. Overnight stay on reserved hotel
Day 8: Langano –Bale
In the morning we head towards the world-famous Bale Mountains National Park. At the park headquarters in Dinsho we will search for Chestnut-napped Francolin, Ground scraper Thrush (endemic race simensis), Abyssinian Ground-thrush, Abyssinian Catbird and the endemic White-backed Black-tit. We also hope to see a variety of mammals including Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bushbuck and Desert Warthog. Overnight stay on reserved hotel
Day 9: Senattie Plateau –Harenna Forest
We will drive up the Bale Mountain massif onto the Senetti Plateau and Harenna forest. Overnigth stay on reserved hotel
Day 10: Bale –Awash
Today we decent to enjoy some dry warmth central rift valley dropping dawn from Bale mountain here we will be exploring for the aquatic species along Lake awassa. Overnight stay on reserved hotel
Day 11: Awassa-Addis Ababa
This morning we scan the ground of hotel, for spotted creeper, red throated and Eurasian wryneck, African pigmy goose, white backed duck, blue headed coucal and we take a short drive to a fish market on the shore of Lake Awassa and spitting many waders. Then drive Addis on the way birding and gets back Addis .evening farewell party in one of Ethiopian traditional restaurant where you can see cultural music and dance. Then Transfer to the airport for flight back home.
Note: The above program can be adjusted according to your time, Budget and interest.