Day 1- ADDIS aBABA – lanagano
Morning after breakfast meet with SLET staff at your preferred location and time then start drive down to south, the through the Ethiopian mid-rift system, stop at Lakes Koka and Zway to watch: Crowned and common cranes, Fish Eagle, king fisher Jacanas, lapwings etc, overnight resort.
DAY 2- LANAGANO- AWASSA- ABIATA-SHALLA NATIONAL PARK
Drive to Abiata-Shalla National park, enjoy the breeding and feeding grounds of Flamingos, Pelicans, cormorants, storks and other aquatic birds, best place for aquatic birds continue driving to Awassa, overnight hotel.
DAY 3- AWASSA- EXCURSION TO WONDO GENET
Early Morning bird watching along the shores of lake Awassa, Saddle billed storks, Malachite and Giant King fisher’s, and more then drive back to Wondo Genet, where you Spot the Black Forest Oriole ,the White Chicked Turacco and Senegal coucal, overnight hotel.
Day 4- AWASSA- BALE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Morning after breakfast drive to Bale Mountain National park, Stop around Dinsho – head quarter to see the endemic Wattled Ibis, Rougets Rail and proceed to Goba, overnight hotel.
Day 5- full day birding at BALE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Drive to Sannate, on the highest all weather roads, on the unspoiled alpine lakes, to see the endemic Blue winged Goose and Black Headed Siskin and further in the Harena forest the Black Beaded Oriole and White Chicked Turacco late afternoon drive back to Goba, overnight hotel
Day 6- BALE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – AWASH NATIONAL PARK
Drive to Awash National Park through Asela and Bekoje, on the way see some birds of prays and others, on the way picnic lunch overnight hotel
Day 7- full day birding at AWASH NATIONAL PARK
Morning after breakfast full day birding including the Tawny and Battler, the Abyssinian and Lilac breasted Roller, Kore bustard, carmine bee-eater, yellow breasted francolin, overnight hotel
Day 8- AWASH NATIONAL PARK- ADDIS ABABA
Mornings after breakfast drive back to Addis, en route stopping around Debre Zeit; creator lakes for birding continue driving, evening cultural dinner in traditional restaurant
END OF THE TOUR
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