Duration: 8 Nights/ 9 Days

Tour Code: EAET301


Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa and City Tour

On arrival Addis Ababa EAET representative will meet you at Bole international Airport and transfer to the Hotel, start visiting the city from National Museum, where Ethiopia’s oldest resident, Lucy is housed, Ethnological Museum at Addis Ababa University, continue with Holy trinity church and you will enjoy a panoramic view of the capital with fresh air hill top of Mount Entoto. Overnight stay on reserved Hotel


Day 2: Excursion to Menegasha suba forest

Menagesha National forest was the first known subject of an official conservation policy in Africa. Since the 16th century this forest is protected by the government. It is found near to Addis Ababa in the dense forested mountains. This forest is a paradise for birds and different endemic species such as the globally threatened White-winged fluff tail, Yellow-fronted parrot, Abyssinian Woodpecker and Abyssinian catbird. Wildlife is abundant – gureza monkey, the endemic Menelik’s bushbuck, baboon, common duiker, and serval. Late in afternoon drive back to Addis Ababa. Overnight stay on reserved


Day 3: Drive to Jemma valle

Jemma Valley escarpment (upper Nile valley) is to spot the endemic and range restricted Harwood’s Francolin and many other birds; Egyptian Vulture, White-billed Starling, White-winged cliff chat, Tacazze sunbird, Abyssinian Woodpecker, Banded Barbet and so much. Overnight stay on reserved hotel


Day 4: Drive to Debre Brehan – Ankober

Today you drive to Debre Brehan while en route make birding you have spot Pectoral-patch Cisticola, Eralanger’s Lark. On arrival in Ankober you will spot the rarest and endemic Ankober serin feeding in the highland grass fields and you can spot other birds such as Yellow-crowned Canary, Alpin Swifts, Lammergeyer and Augur Buzzard. Overnight stay on reserved hotel


Day 5: Stay on more day in Ankober looking for endemic Ankober Serin

Walk the around Ankober escarpment and road to rift valley looking for specially endemic and range restricted to this area are the Ankober Serin and other interesting species of birds of prey. Overnight stay on reserved hotel


Day 6: Drive to Awash National Park via Aliu Amba

The Park and its surrounding area are very important for birds; the total number of species recorded now exceeds 460; there is a population of two globally threatened and restricted range species. Overnight stay on reserved hotel


Day 7: One more birding in Awash National Park

In the thick acacia forest you will spot Red-winged Lark, Helmeted Guinea fowl, Blue-napped Mouse bird, Kori Bustard, Red-winged Lark, Yellow-billed kite, Yellow-necked Francolin and Grey Hornbill. Overnight Stay on reserved hotel


Day 8: Drive to Sodore

The hot springs resort of Sodore, situated at an altitude of 1,700m, stretches for about 1km on the banks of the Awash River about 25km south of Nazret. The riverine forest on the banks the river offers an excellent spot for birding. Walks in the surrounding countryside afford views of the vervet monkey and baboon, as well as crocodile, hippo, and a wealth of bird life. Overnight stay on reserved hotel


Day 9: Drive back to Addis Ababa

Drive back to Addis Ababa 50 km before Addis visit the crater Lakes of Debre Zeit and visit aquatic birds. Birds expected to see include Bee-eaer, Black-billed barbet, African Paradise flycatcher, Masked weaver, Little Grebe, and large numbers of Weavers, Seed-eaters, Thrushes, Doves and sunbirds. You will Make a last day shopping, Evening we will have fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurant for cultural dances from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to the airport for flight back home.

  • Note: The above program can be adjusted according to your time, Budget and interest.

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