Short Trek On Bale Mountains National Park

5-Days Bale Mountains & Sof Omar

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Day 1

Depart south from Addis Ababa to Goba. On the way you will stop at Ziway to admire the wonderful birdlife on the shores of this lake. Overnight in Goba at Wabe Shebelle Hotel.

Day 2

Early in the morning, depart from Goba to the Sanetti Plateau, where you will hopefully be lucky enough to spot the endemic Ethiopian wolf in its natural habitat. You will have a full day of hiking in the area. Return to Goba for overnight at Wabe Shabelle Hotel.

Day 3

In the morning, depart from Goba to the Sof Omar caves. The most famous spot of the caves is the Chamber of Columns, with limestone pillars up to 20m high. From the entrance, you will follow a 1.7km trail through several other chambers; this will take about 1 hour, and you will pass the Web River, which snakes through the cave, seven times. The birdlife in the area is very abundant. Return to Goba for overnight at Wabe Shabelle Hotel.

Day 4

Early morning, depart from Goba to Lake Langano. On the way you will have the opportunity to visit animals near Dinsho, headquarters of the Bale Mountains National Park. The area around Dinsho boasts a high concentration of wildlife, including mountain nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck (endemic), as well as monkeys, warthogs and abundant species of birds. Proceed to Lake Langano for overnight at Bishangari Lodge/Sabana Beach Resort/Wenney Ecolodge/Abule Bassumo Hotel.

Day 5

After a refreshing morning swim in Lake Langano, depart for Addis Ababa. On the way, you may visit the Abiatta-Shala National Park. Lake Shala, with its deep blue waters is the deepest lake in Ethiopia at 236m. Lake Abiatta is a soda lake at which thousands of flamingos can be seen at various times of the year.

End of tour.