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Ethiopia South, Bale & Mago National Park - 16 days

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Bale Mountains National Park is 2,400 sq km (1,488 square miles) in area, covering a wide range ofhabitats and ranging in altitude from 1,500 to 4,377 meters (4,920 to 14,357 feet) and is the highest point in southern Ethiopia. Bale is less inhabited, on a high-altitude plateau, heather moorlands, and dense juniper forest with an easily seen population of Mountain Nyala and Simien Fox as well as some fabulous birds, many of them endemic.

Mago National Park

Covering an area of 2,162 sq km on the banks of Omo River, the Mago National Park is relatively undeveloped. Sometimes it is possible to find Bushbuck, Dik Dik, Baboons and Colobus Monkeys. The park rises in the north to Mt Mago (2,528 meters) and is home to 56 species of mammals. Mago National Park mainly consists of grass savannah with some forested dense bush areas around the rivers. The birds are typical of the dry grassland habitat featuring bustards, hornbills, weavers, and starlings. Kingfishers and herons can be seen around the Neri River, which provides an alternative habitat.

The Southern region

The Southern region comprises of more than 40 ethnic groups and in Ethiopia more than 80. The region south of Konso and Yabello is inhabited by the Konso people. This is the cornerstone of Konso culture; however is a highly specialized and successful agricultural economy that through terracing buttressed with stone, enable them to extract a productive living from the none-too-fertile hills and valleys that surround them. The southwest’s Omo region has been called ‘Africa’s last great wilderness’, and is home not just to Ethiopia’s few remaining large mammals including lion and elephant but also its last isolated tribes, including the famous Mursi lip stretchers and body-painting Karo.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa Day 2: Wondo Genet Day 3: Bale National Park Day 4: Dinsho to Ahbera – trekking Day 5: Ahbera – Wasama – trekking Day 6:Wasama – Garba Gurcha – trekking Day 7: Garba Gurcha – Negele Borena Day 8: Negele Borena – Yabello Day 9: Yabello – Jinka Day 10: Jinka – Mago National Park – Jinka Day11: Jinka – Turmi Day 12 Turmi – Hamer Village – Turmi Day 13: Turmi – Arba Minch Day 14: Arba MInch – Chencha – Arba Minch Day 15: Arba Minch – Addis Ababa Day16: Addis Ababa

Trip Dates

Start: Addis Ababa     End: Addis Ababa Inquire for dates

Trip Details

Trip Code: T4W 134 Grade: Moderate Group Size: 8 – 12 Accommodation: Hotels in the main town / cities and camping while trekking Deposit: USD$500 Full payment due 60 days before departure: USD$ 3,490 for a group of 8 – 9 people USD$ 3,290 for a group 10 – 12 people Single Supplement: USD$200.00

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