4 days trekking in the Bale mountains, tracking the wildlife and visit of Harar.
Day 1 Addis Abeba-Hawassa
Overnight stay: Hotel in Hawassa.
We start the drive to the Southern part of the country. On the way, we will stop at the national Park of Abyata and Shala lakes, which attracts thousands of flamingos and pelicanos.
Day 2 Hawassa-Dinsho
Overnight stay: Campsite in Dinsho. After the visit of the fish market on the shores of the Hawassa lake, you start the journey accross the beautiful Bale mountains. You will meet the local guide and start the trek inside the park.
Day 3 Trekking day
Overnight stay: Campsite in Sodota. Trekking day in the park which gives the opportunity to see many endemic animals in particular the mountain Nyala and the ethiopian wolf.
Day 4 Trekking day
Overnight stay: Campsite in Raftu.
Trek beneath the peaks of the same name; see and taste the strange mineral springs before making the steep ascent out of the head of the Valley onto the Sanetti Plateau.
Day 5 Trekking day
Overnight stay: Campsite in Garba Garucha.
Climb Batu (4203 m) and then trek on across the arms of the Batu horseshoe, to camp beside lovely Garba Guracha Lake - set beneath towering cliffs in the head of the Tegona Valley.
Day 6 Trekking day
Overnight stay: Hotel in Goba.
Trek across the Plateau and its many lakes to be met by vehicle at the Goba. This day you will visit some highland lakes which are frequented by more than 10 endemic birds.
Day 7 Goba-Awash National Park
Overnight stay: Hotel in Awash.
Excursion inside the Awash national park which offers quite good wildlife and an interesting range of volcanic beautiful landscapes.
Day 8 Awash-Harar
Overnight stay: Hotel in Harar.
Drive to Harar accross the Ahmar mountains offering an amazing landscape until we arrive in the beautiful city of Harar and its 82 mosques.
Day 9 Sightseeing day in Harar
Overnight stay: Hotel in Harar. Walk in and around the walled city and visit to the Harar museum and Arthur Rimbaud's house. In the evening, we participate in the Hyena feeding ceremony.
Day 10 Harar-Addis
Transfer to the airport. Flight back to Addis Abeba. In the afternoon you can do your last shopping in the city or rest in the hotel.