Bird Watching

Bird Watching, short distance from Addis Ababa

This tour takes you carefully studied areas of Ethiopia where you will get bird species easily. Mainly you can do your trip in a short distance from the capital. These areas are home of many colonies of aquatic and endemic birds, out of the country’s total birds area, the itinerary touches the most and important one.

Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa and city tour

Up on arrival at Bole international airport and met by the company representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, you will have a sightseeing 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 Addis Ababa

Day 2: Addis-Suba-Sebata/ 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. Then drive back to Addis. Overnight in Addis Ababa

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 13th 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 Addis Ababa

Day 4: Addis- Bishoftu/Debre-Zeit/the Resort Lake

After breakfast, drive to Debre-Zeit about 50 km south east of Addis Ababa. The crater lakes around and the savanna environment are known for the abundant aquatic and savanna birds. Enjoying the lake side of the resort. Overnight Debrezeit

Day 5: Debre-Zeit- Awash National Park

In the morning, drive to Awash National Park with many stops for birding in many different swampy areas. After lunch birding and game viewing in Awash National park.

Overnight in Awash

Day 6: Awash

Early in the morning start bird watching in the park; this is known to have more than 368 species of birds. Secretary bird and the Bustard families are among the many species you would see. Overnight in Awash.

Day 7: Awash-Hawassa/the other home to Aquatic birds

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 Hawassa

Day 8: Hawassa- Wendo Genet- Hawassa

After breakfast, drive to Wondo Genet 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.Overnight in Hawassa

Day 9: Hawassa- Addis- Departure

In the morning drive back to Addis Ababa with many stops for bird watching. On the way visit Lake Abijata-Shalla/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.