9 Days Bird Watching Tours

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa

Up on arrival at Bole international air port and met by representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, you will have a city tour of Addis. It includes; National Museum, the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto, panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic Museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in your hotel

Day 2: Addis-Menagesha Forest- Addis

Morning, drive to the west of Addis Ababa to reach Menagesha-Suba Forest. Before and after lunch you will have bird watching. In addition to many other birds you would see the endemic Blue-winged Goose. After visiting, drive back to Addis. Overnight in your hotel

Day 3: Addis-Debre-Libanos- Addis

In the morning drive out of Addis in the northern direction. You would get great opportunity to see birds in the Sululta Plain. Continue driving to Debre Libanos, a 12th century monastery located in a valley. In addition to birds you will visit historical monastery of Debre Libanos, the attractive landscape and the endemic Gelada Baboon. After visiting, drive back to Addis. Overnight in your hotel

Day 4: Addis- Debre-Zeit

After breakfast, drive to Debre-Zeit 50 km east of Addis Ababa. The creator lakes around and the savanna environment are known for the abundant aquatic and savanna birds. Overnight in your hotel/resort

Day 5: Debre-Zeit- Awash

In the morning, drive to Awash National Park with many stops for birding in many different swampy areas. After lunch birding in Awash National park. Overnight in your hotel

Day 6: Awash

Early in the morning start bird watching in the park; this is known to have more than 400 species of birds. Secretary bird is among the many species you would see. Overnight in your hotel/lodge

Day 7: Awash-Hawassa

In the morning, drive to Hawassa a beautiful town on the shore of Lake Hawassa with stops on the way for birding. Late afternoon stroll on Lake Hawassa’s shore would give you the chance to observe many different species of birds in close distance. Marabou Storks, kingfishers, Ducks and Geese are among others. Overnight in your hotel

Day 8: Hawassa- WendoGenet- Hawassa

After breakfast, drive to WondoGenet area to observe forest bird species. Lovely weather, hot spring and landscape and view of coffee plantation will be additional experience for clients. After visiting, drive back to Hawassa and overnight in your hotel/resort

Day 9: Hawassa- Addis- Departure

In the morning drive back to Addis Ababa with many stops for bird watching. On the way, visit Lake Ziway, the Ethiopian Bird Spectacle, the great Pelicans are the main stars of this astonishing natural live show, which takes place at one of the freshwater Rift Valley lakes of Ethiopia. After visiting, keep drive to Addis. In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to airport to fly back to home, where the tour ends.

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