Bale Mountains Trekking

ZenAye Ethiopia Tours - trek - 5 days

picture description: Ethiopian Wolf, Abyssinian or Semien Fox, Sanetti Plateau, trekking in Bale Mountains with ZenAye Ethiopia Tours, Swiss-African expert in tour operation / photo: Linetta Schneller
Ethiopian Wolf / photo: Linetta Schneller

Bale is a region with altitudes from 2,500 m to 4,377 m, a mountainous region with alpine lakes, rushing streams, several peaks and gorges. You will find moorlands, hills, alpine meadows, wildflowers and juniper forests as well as the distinct Sanetti Plateau, which is the largest of its altitude on the African continent and where you find Tulu Dimtu with its 4,377 m.

The Bale Mountains are an ideal environment for trekking, mountain walking, hiking, horse riding / treks, scenic driving and for views of endemic mammals such as the Mountain Nyala, the Menelik Bushbock and the endemic Ethiopian Wolf also known as Abyssinian or Simien Fox.

Come, see and explore the wonders!

Overview and main features

Code: TA 610.05
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Transportation: car
Accomodation: hotel
Focus of tour: striking landscape of Bale Mountains, Sanetti Plateau, some game trekking and hiking, endemic wildlife, highland, nature
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Day 1

Addis Abeba and city tour

Welcome to Ethiopia, the land of natural and cultural diversity and home to ancient civilization!

Upon your arrival at Bole International Airport, you will be met by your guide of ZenAye Ethiopia Tours and transferred to your hotel. Then have a half-day city tour of the metropolis. You will visit the National Archaeological Museum, where you will view 3.18 million year old Lucy, our ancestor who was found in the Afar region in 1974. We will also visit the Ethnological Museum at Addis Abeba University, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Africa’s largest open-air market called Merkato and Entoto Mountains, which offer a panoramic view of the capital.

Day 2

Addis Abeba - Goba (480 km)

In the early morning after breakfast drive to Goba. En route stop at Lake Ziway for birdwatching. Then further drive to Dodola or Adaba where lunch will be served. Later on continue drive to Goba.

Day 3

Sanetti Plateau and Tulu Dimtu (4,377 m)

Drive to the Sanetti Plateau to view the Lobelia and the endemic Ethiopian Wolf, also known as Abyssinian or Simien Fox. Then trek or drive to the summit of Tulu Dimtu, one of the tallest mountains of Ethiopia. Later in the day drive back to Goba.

Day 4

Goba - Dinsho (80 km)

In the early morning after breakfast head to Dinsho (~ 3,200 m), the headquarters of Bale Mountains National Park for game trekking in the lush forest. You will be carrying your picnic for lunch. In the afternoon game trekking and drive back for overnight at Dinsho Lodge.

Day 5

Dinsho - Addis Abeba (400 km)

After breakfast drive back to the capital with stop at Debre Zeyt to visit one of the crater lakes.

In the evening have a complimentary farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant with live music and dancing show and later on be transferred to Bole International Airport for your departure or extended programme.

Further details and service

We are happy to answer any request you may have and give you further details on our treks and tour programmes.

We can of course also provide you with customized tours and tailor-made packages for groups and single travellers. We are glad to organize and schedule your personalized tour according to your individual needs and itinerary.

Our aim is to offer you top quality service in order to make your stay in Ethiopia unforgettable.
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