Ethiopia is a home of 850 species of birds. This Ethiopia ornithological safari itinerary takes you to most of the bird watching sites in the country. It will enable you to search all of Ethiopia’s endemic birds. It takes you to Debre Libanos, north of Addis Ababa, Awash National park, the rift valley lakes region, Wondo Genet, Bale Mountain National Park and the road south through the Harenna forest as well as to Yabello, the Jemma River valley the escarpment north west of Addis Ababa.
Tour code: OLET 1000 Duration: 24 Days and 23 nights Means of Transport: All the way Surface Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International airport. Overnight Hotel Day 2: Explore Entoto forest and Gefersa artificial lake. Overnight Hotel Day 3: Depart towards Ankober for some endemic birds. Overnight Hotel Day 4: Stay birding around Ankober and Jemma valley. Overnight Hotel Day 5: Drive back to Addis Ababa birding along the way. Overnight Hotel Day 6: Journey towards the monastery of Debre Libanos.Overnight Hotel Day 7: Head east to Awash Park birding while traveling. Overnight Hotel Day 8: Full day birding in Awash Park and nearby areas. Overnight Hotel Day 9: To Langano; afternoon visit lake Abiyata – Shalla. Overnight Hotel Day 10: Journey to Dinsho set at the Bale Mountains. Overnight Camping Day 11: Full day birding around Dinsho and Gaysay. Overnight Camping Day 12: Keep birding in Sanetti and Harenna forest. Overnight Camping Day 13: After mealtime in the camp drive back to Goba. Overnight Hotel Day 14: Daytrip to Sofomar underground natural cave. Overnight Hotel Day 15: Head overland to Wendo Genet woodland zone. Overnight Hotel Day 16: Birding around Wendo Genet wooded expanses. Overnight Hotel Day 17: Head to the smallest rift valley Lake of Awassa. Overnight Hotel Day 18: Depart south to Yabello for some endemic birds. Overnight Hotel Day 19: Full day birding around bushes area of Yabello. Overnight Hotel Day 20: Journey south to Negele; birding on the road. Overnight Camping Day 21: Full day stay birding around Negele Borenna. Overnight Camping Day 22: Depart to Yirgalem via the rolling Sidamo plains. Overnight Hotel Day 23: Drive back to Addis Ababa passing the rift valley. Overnight Hotel Day 24: Visit Addis Ababa; and then in the evening departure back to home.