The Bale Mountain National Park offers superb walks treks to view the scenery and the endemic wildlife, bird life and plants.
The Bale Mountains National Park is home to a multitude of unique flora and fauna species, as well as several endemic species of mammal : the Mountain Nyala, Simien fox and Ethiopian Wolf.
The park is dominated by Tullu Deemtu, which is the second highest peak in Ethiopia at 4,377m above sea level.
This trek takes you in the largest Afro Alpine habitat in the whole of Africa. It is an area of high altitude plateau that is fragmented by numerous remarkable volcanic plugs and peaks, beautiful alpine lakes and mountain streams.
It gives a wonderful mountain trekking opportunity for those who seek a unique trekking experience in the south mountains of Ethiopia. You will have the possibility to interact with the local community and witness their culture and their way of life.
You will be accompanied by a cook who will prepare all meals. Some mules will escort you to ensure the transportation of all luggage and equipment.
- Bale Mountains
- Harenna Forest
- Sanetti Plateau
- Endemic mammals : Ethiopian Wolf, Mountain Nyala, Rock Hyrax, Starck’s Hare, Bale Monkey, Rodent Community, Giant Molerat, Menelik Bushbuck
- Endemic birds of the Bale Mountains
Attention points :
Best period for this tour : dry season, October to May
Need to acclimatise : altitudes above 3 000 m
You should be ready to be on your feet for long time periods (6-8 hours per day)
You will use good trails which are the paths used by local people when they travel between their villages.