Birding and Fishing Tours in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has a historical hertage that goes back thousands of years. The very unique historical and cultural attributes of ethiopia have long been attractions to internaitonal tourists and explorers. Petra Travel and Tours offers tour packges to such prominent historical attracitons of Ethiopia as AXUM, DEBRE DAMO, LALIBELLA, GONDAR, MEKELLEA, MONASTRIES OF LAKE TANA AND HARER. Please check out the tour itineraries below and if you do not find a suitable one or you want us to tailor the listed packages to your needs, let us know. We are very felxible about the tour package.

PTT - 28 : Bird Watching And Natural Sightseeing (14 Days)

Category: Bird Watching and Natural Sightseeing
Transportation: Surface
Tour Duration: 14 days
DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA:-Arrival in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, meet and great, get assisted and transferred to hotel. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 02: ADDIS - DEBRE LIBANOS:- A day tour to Monastery of Debre Libanos (13th c AD) via Suluta plain which holds large number of afro tropical species including Black Headed Sis Kin, White Collard Pigeon and Breasted Whether. Continue driving north from Suluta plain us reach at Debre Libanos and its escarpment. Here it produce an excellent bird species including few endemic, such as White Billed Starling, Ruppel’s black chat, Lanner Falcon, Common Rock Trush, Abyssinian Wood Pecker are among the species we will see here, besides the beautiful endemic mammal Gelada Baboon can be seen at the edge of Debre Libanos gorge, then we drive back to Addis Ababa on late afternoon. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 03: ADDIS - DEBRE ZEIT - AWASH NATIONAL PARK: - In the morning, leave Addis Ababa to Awash National Park. We stop at Chalalaktu wetland near Debre Zeit. Here we will see a great number of Ducks, Red Billed Teal, Sand Piper, Common and Crowned Cranes, Wattle and Sacred Ibis, then drive to Nazareth at midday for lunch.
After lunch, we proceed to the superb lowland of Awash. The roadside stop supply a lot of birds including Brown Snake Eagle, African Pygmy Falcon, Black Chested Eagle, White Billed Bustard, Abyssinian Roller, Red and Yellow Barbet also different Weavers and Vultures near Kereyou Lodge. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 04: FULL DAY AT AWASH NATIONAL PARK: - Full day birding in the bushes of Awash National Park including the riverien forest in the Awash River. It is one of the best birding sites in Ethiopia Rift Valley. There are about 380 bird species have been recorded in this game park.
Yellow Billed and Ground Horn Bill, Ruppel’s Black Headed Weavers, Egyptian Vultures, Kori Bustard, Red Winged Bush Lark are amongst the birds inhabited this wonderful lowland. Not only birds can be seen in Awash but also we can see different mammals like Beisa Oryx, Defarsa Water Buck, Semmering Gazelle, Salt’s Dik-Dik, Greater and lesser Kudu, Warthog, Hamadrayas Baboon, and the endemic Hartebeest and if lucky you will see also Lion. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 05: AWASH NATIONAL PARK – LANGANO: In the morning leave Awash National Park to the rift valley Lakes region; en route have a stop at Koka Dame. The dame accommodates a great number of water birds including Lesser Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, Little Egret, Common Snipe, Skimmer and more water birds then drive to Langano for lunch.
After lunch, drive to Abijata - Shala National Park, reach to Lake Abijata the feeding site for thousands of Flamingo and a great number of water birds like Common and Red Billed Teals, Herons, different species of Proverbs, Saddle and Yellow Billed Storks are amongst the birds inhabited the lake, then drive bake to Langano for overnight. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 06: LANGANO – WENDO GENET: - In the morning drive to Wendo - Genet to see some forest endemic birds like Yellow Fronted Parrot, Abyssinian Woodpecker, and Half Colored king fisher, Yellow Billed Wax bill, Scaly Francolin, Silver Checked Horn Bill, Red Winged Starling, Olive Trash and more. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 07: WENDOGENET – BALE PARK:- In the morning, drive to Bale Mountains National Park en route visit Red Capped Lark, Augur Buzzard, Abyssinian Flycatcher, Ground Horn Bill, Tawny Eagle and more. Camping
DAY 08: FULL DAY AT BALE:- Full day birding in the forest near Dinhso, here we can visit Abyssinian Woodpecker, Abyssinian Cat Bird, White Backed Black Tit, Olive Trush, Wattled Ibis and more.
Besides, as we entered the park boundary we can also see few mammals that restricted to the southeastern Mountain Chain like the elegant endemic Mountain Nyala and Menilik’s Bushbuck, the beauty of the Bale Mountains National Park. Camping
DAY 09: DINSHO – SANETTIE PLATEAU: - Full day birding in the Sanatte Plateau, the largest moorland in Africa and it is the home for endemic species. Here you will have a chance to see Rougt’s Rail, Wattled Ibis, Cranes, African Pied Rock and more. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 10: GOBA – AWASSA :- In the morning long, drive to Lake Awassa, the smallest and the shallowest Lake of Ethiopia rift valley lakes. Today you may not have special stoppage unless you drive forward in order to get enough time in Awassa this late afternoon to see different bird species on the Lake like Gray King Fisher, Spotted Creeper, Purple Swamp Hen, Giant King Fisher and beautiful Sun birds are amongst the birds inhabited Lake Awassa and the surrounding woodland. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 11: AWASSA – YABELLO: - In the morning, drive to Yabello in search of few localized endemic birds. It is about 300kms south of Awassa on the main rode to Kenya board. Our roadside stops may supply a few resident and localized birds like endemic Abyssinian Bush Crow and African Golden Oriole. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 12: FULL DAY AT YABELLO: - Full day birding in the bushes of Yabello area. It accommodates a great number of excellent birds like the Gray Headed Social Wavers, Black Breasted Barbet, Golden Breasted Starling, Pale Flycatcher, African Black Headed Oriole, Martial Eagle are some of an excellent bird species we are expecting to see in this superb lowland area. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 13: YABELLO – LANGANO:- In the morning, we set off back to the rift valley lakes region arriving at Lake Langano, we stay birding and swimming along the shores of the lake. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 14: LANGANO – ADDIS ABABA:- In the morning, drive back to Addis Ababa, stopping at Debre Zeit for lunch and in the afternoon you will have a time for shopping in Addis Ababa. In the evening our company will invite you to a farewell dinner party in one of the Traditional Ethiopian Restaurants with traditional music and dances from different ethnic groups, then transfer to Bole International Airport to fly back home.
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PTT - 29 : Bird Watching And Natural Sightseeing (11 Days)

Category: Bird Watching and Natural Sightseeing
Transportation: Surface
Tour Duration: 11 days
DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA:-Arrival in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, meet and great, get assisted and transferred to hotel. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 02: ADDIS ABABA - DEBRE ZEIT: - Drive to Debre Zeit. Have bird watching at the Debrezeit crater lakes and at the artificial koka dame. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 03: DEBRE ZEIT - AWASH NATIONAL PARK: - Drive to Awash national park through the Great Rift Valley. Continue driving to the palm spring and relax in the natural hot spring pool. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 04: AWASHNATIONAL PARK: - Have bird watching that includes Green wood hoopes, emerald spotted Wood Dove and carming bee-eater. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 05: AWASH NATIONAL PARK - ZIWAY: - Drive to lake Ziway and observe a variety of birds including African Fish Eagle, Herons Storks and Comorants. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 06: ZIWAY - LANGANO:- Drive to lake Abijata-Shalla and have bird watching that includes pelican, colonies, big and small flamingos, white Necked Cormorants, several species of Herons, Storks, Hornbills, African ducks, Gulla and Terns. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 07: LANGANO: - Drive to Lake Langano and watch a variety of water birds that includes like Marabous, Herons, Marabous, Storks, and Knob-billed Geese. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 08: LANGANO - AWASSA: - Drive to Lake Awassa and have bird watching like Marabous, Herons, Black Crakes and Jacanas, Pelicans and Eagle. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 09: AWASSA - WENDO GENET: - Drive to Wendo Genet to observe a variety of bird’s life that includes Emerald-Spotted wood dove, Crowned Eagle, Hawk, Harrier. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 10: WENDO GENET - BALLE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK: - Drive to Bale Mountains and have bird watching that includes the Blue-winged Goose, Watt led Ibis, Thick-billed Raven, Black –Headed Skim and Spot breasted Plover. Camping
DAY 11: BALE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK - ADDIS ABABA: - Drive to Addis Ababa on the way has bird watching at the Akaki Wet Lands that include Ducks, Waders, Raptors and Herons. Souvenir shopping, fare well dinner with national music and dancing. Overnight stay Hotel
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PTT - 30 : Bird Watching And Natural Sightseeing (9 Days)

Category: Bird Watching and Natural Sightseeing
Transportation: Surface
Tour Duration: 11 days
DAY 01: ADDIS ABABA: - Arrived Addis Ababa, be meat at the air port and transferred in to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour that includes the Merkato, the largest open air market in Africa. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 02: ADDIS ABABA - DEBRE ZEIT: - in the morning drive to Crater lakes around Bushoftu/Debrezeit and East African Great Rift Valley birding sites Lake Chalalaka (Seasonal) and Lake Hora. Continue eastwards to Awash, with its Savannah grassland, acacia scrub and riverien forest, Awash area supports variety of birdlife. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 03: AWASHNATIONAL PARK: - Full day birding in the bushes of Awash National Park including the riverien forest in the Awash River. It is one of the best birding sites in Ethiopia Rift Valley. There are about 380 bird species have been recorded in this game park. And Short trek to the hill step of Mt. Fentale running through acacia trees. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 04: AWASH NATIONAL PARK – WONDO GENET: - Drive south wards to Wondo Genet along the rift valley lakes.
DAY 05: WONDO GENET – BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK: - in the morning Wendo Genet Forest before heading to Bale Mountain National Park and then Drive to Bale Mountains National park. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 06: BALLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK: - Bale Mountains Head Quarter, Dinsho. The scenery is extraordinary, particularly the last hour as you climb up through forests overlooking valleys. About 5km before Dinsho you come to the swampy Gaysay Grasslands, the first section of the National Park. Camping
DAY 07: DINSHO AND GASSAY SWAMPY GRASSLAND: - The day is dedicated in search of endemic mammals as same time acclimatization walk. Camping
DAY 08: BALE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK - LANGANO: - Drive to Langano and stay over-night at the bird-rich Lake Langano on our way. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 09: LANGANO - ADDIS ABABA: - Drive back to Addis Ababa. Souvenir shopping and fare well dinner with national music and dance. Overnight stay Hotel
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