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BALE MOUNTAINS AND AWASH NATIONAL PARK TOUR PACKAGE
The Bale Mountains are home to many of Ethiopia's endemic animals, notably the Ethiopian Wolf, (Canis simensis), found on the Sanetti Plateau. The park also contains the Harenna Forest; situated to the south of the mountains which is a largely unexplored area thought to contain many undiscovered species of reptile as well as lion, leopard and various types of antelope. Awash National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Spanning across the southern tip of the Afar Region and the northeastern corner of the Misraq Shewa Zone of Oromia, this park is 225 kilometers east of Addis Ababa (and a few kilometers west of Awash), with its southern boundary along the Awash River.
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Drive from Addis Ababa to the South East via Debre-Zeit and Nazareth. Continue driving through the Arsi farm lands till you reach Adaba or Dodola for lunch. After lunch, drive to Dinsho, the headquarters of the Bale Mountains National Park. Walk around in the park to see the endemic Mountain Nayala, the Menelik’s Bush Buck and several bird species.
Overnight, at Dinsho in the simple but clean lodge of the National park or drive to Goba (42 km) to stay in hotel Wabishebele for two nights.
Early morning drive to The Sanete Plateau until you reach Tullu Dimtu (the Summit of Bale Mountains). You will have the chance to see the endemic Abyssinian Wolf also commonly known as The Simien or Red Jackal. In the afternoon further visit to Dinsho or stay in Goba.
Drive from Goba to Sodore with a lunch box. After lunch, drive to Sodore recreational center where you can enjoy swimming in the Olympic size pool and bathing in the natural hot water. Late afternoon, walk in the compound for bird watching and relaxing.
Overnight at Wabishebele Hotel.
Early morning departure to Awash. Lunch at Kereyou Lodge. Late afternoon, game drive in the Park with visit of the majestic Awash River Falls.
Overnight at Kereyou Lodge or Awash Guenet Hotel.
Early morning game drive. After breakfast, drive to Awash Hot Springs and continue to Addis Ababa and arrive before dusk.
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