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Let's go on a Weekend Mountain Trip

Hosted by the Consul of the Addis Ababa City Trotters Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 02 Mar 06:00 - Sun 04 Mar 18:30

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Come and join us for a long weekend trip to the Bale Mountains National Park. Friday 2nd March is a public holiday so take the opportunity to get out of the city for 3 days and visit Ethiopia's most important biodiversity hotspot. The park supports a rich mosaic of high-altitude habitats including lush evergreen forest, stands of giant bamboo, pastel-shaded moorland, and sheltered river valleys swathed in fragrant juniper-hagenia woodland. Three endemic large mammal species can be found in the park - the Ethiopian wolf, mountain nyala and Bale monkeys and is listed by the African Birding Club as one of the continent’s top five birding hotspots.

The park is situated 400km southeast of Addis so we will make an early start leaving Ghion Hotel at 6am to drive to Dinsho, via Shashmene making a stop at Lake Ziway to see the aquatic birds and have lunch at Shashmene. We will reach Dinsho in the afternoon.

After a brief break, you will have time to make a short hike along the northern part of the park. Later late in the afternoon drive to Goba Protected content from Dinsho) where we will check into a hotel.In the evening, we will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

Day 2: Excursion/Day trip to Sanetti Plateau
In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive to the Sanetti Plateau (altitude of Protected content , with Afro-alpine Moor land, beautiful wild alpine scenery) where we will hike and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. We will then drive back to the hotel to rest. In the evening, we will have dinner and stay overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

Day 3: We will drive back to Addis Ababa via Bekoji – Assela after breakfast. We will stop for lunch at Assela and arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon

Please sign up and pay by 24th February to confirm your place (it's peak season so we need to make sure we can get a bus and hotel rooms before they are booked out). Payment can be madeProtected content

Price is based on sharing twin or double room or a single room can be had at an extra Protected content . The price includes return bus trip in a coaster bus, water, guide, 2 nights hotel accommodation, park entrance fee. It does not include food or drinks.