Bale Mountains with Langano Lake

Bale Mountains with Langano Lake – 5 Days

Bale Mountains with Langano Lake

Bale Mountains with Langano Lake
Itinerary
Program: Bale Mountains
Code: Nyala 07
Duration: 4Nights/5Days
Transportation: 4WD
Tour starts: Addis Ababa
Tour ends: Addis Ababa
Day1: Addis Ababa – Bale Goba
Morning, drive from Addis Ababa to Bale Goba via Langano- Shashemene. On the way at Dinsho Forest( part of the Bale Mountains National Park), visit the Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bushbuck, Bohor…and continue driving on the open field of Gayssaye( Mountain Nyala Field). Overnight – Hotel / Lodge – Bale Goba
Day2: Discover Sof Omar- Africa’s largest natural cavern tunnel
Morning, take lunch box from the hotel & drive back to Robe then to Goro- Sof Omar for full day visit. This vast network limestone caverns the largest in Africa lies at about 100km east of the Bale Mountains range at an elevation 1300m. It has been curved by the Web River, descending from the Bale Region Highlands to the flat arid plains then stretches to Somali Border. The underground chamber, watering by the Web River reaches 16km long, the limestone pillars that support the caverns are high up to 20m. The cavern is named after Sheikh Sof Omar, a 12century Muslim Chief who used the area as a refuge, remaining an important pilgrimage site for Ethiopian Muslims. Sof Omar Cavern best site for birdwatchers to see salvadori’s Serin– with bold yellow throat (endemic), & good to see acacia-scrub bird species such as orange- bellied Parrot, Blue napped mouse bird, Somali Tit and more others. Overnight – Hotel / Lodge – Bale Goba
Day3: Abyssinia Wolf, Senate Plateau & Harena Forest
Take lunch box & drive to immensely beautiful Male Mountains for its landscapes peak mountains( 2377m – Mt. Tulu Demtu), Abyssinian/Ethiopian Wolf ( often being seen), & Harena Forest. Overnight – Hotel / Lodge – Bale Goba
Day4: Langano Lake
Drive back to Langano. Take a refreshing time (swimming, walking, and playing on Langano Beach). Overnight –S Lodge – Langano
Day5: Langano – Addis Ababa
After breakfast; discover the Abijata – Shalla Lakes national Park for the Ostrich Farm, aquatic birds like the Pink Flamingos( on Lake Abijata), Hot springs ( at Lake Shalla) Dukes, Gosse, and many others. Lake Shalla is the deepest Lake in Ethiopia (266m deep). Then drive back to Addis Ababa (end of the trip)

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