9 Days Luxury Ethiopia Safari

The Simien Mountains National Park in Northern Ethiopia is an exotic setting with unique wildlife and breath-taking views on a landscape shaped by nature and traditional agriculture. The natural beauties of this region have always filled visitors from Ethiopia and abroad with awe. Gentle highland ridges at altitudes above 3600 meters above sea level.

The park is home to very main endemic species like the Gelada monkeys and Simien fox and this comes along with some of the most dramatic views in the world.

The Bale Mountains, in the Oromia Region of southeast Ethiopia, south of the Awash River, are part of the Ethiopian Highlands. They include Tullu Demtu, the second-highest mountain in Ethiopia, and Mount Batu. The Weyib River, a tributary of the Jubba River, rises in these mountains east of Goba.

Bale Mountains National Park is home to 14 species of endemic mammals; those of paramount importance include the Ethiopian wolf, mountain nyala, and giant molerat, and Bale monkey. There are less than 400 wolves remaining in the wild, over half of which reside within the Park.

Highlights

  • Simien Mountains National Park
  • Bale Mountains National Park

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Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa Ethiopia


Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be received by our representative and transfer to the lodge for relaxation, safari briefing, and overnight.

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Day 2: Fly to Simien Mountains National Park


You will transfer to the Airport for your flight to Gonder airport which is about 160 km to Siemen Mountains upon arrival you will be received and transferred to the lodge.

A scenic drive east from Gondar will bring you into the Simien Mountains, where millions of years of erosion have carved dramatic pinnacles, tiered mountainsides, and dizzying ravines.

This high up, the views stretch for hundreds of kilometers in either direction, or the treks and guided walks (whilst not for the faint-hearted) are mind-bogglingly brilliant. When you’re not gazing at the scenery, keep a lookout for the Walia ibex (a wild goat), the very rare Abyssinian wolf, and plenty of shrieking Gelada monkeys, all endemic to Ethiopia.

Take a magic-carpet ride, and come to Limalimo Lodge, one of Ethiopia’s newest, most chic retreats. Enjoy easy access to the Simien Mountains, and wallow in the dramatic views. The jagged peaks and deep canyons offer great hiking, and the plateaus are home to an assortment of endemic animals. This lodge combines simple luxury with a healthy community-development program.

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Day 3: Explore Simien Mountains National Park


After morning breakfast you take a hike in search of the abundant endemic species of wildlife The Park is populated with over 130 bird species and over 20 large mammal species such as gelada baboon, Ethiopian wolf, Walia ibex, wild mountain goats, and the Anubis baboon. Later return to the lodge for leisure and relaxation.

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Day 4: Explore Simien Mountains National Park


Embark on a forest walk in the morning with expert guides where you will search for birds, primates, and interesting bio-diversity the national park has to offer and later return to the lodge for relaxation.

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Day 5: Fly Back to Addis Ababa


Travel back to Gondar for a flight to Addis Ababa Explore the city. Ethiopia’s capital city is more than a mere stopover for travelers en route to the country’s ruins and spectacular mountains. It’s a sweet muddle of what makes this country so fascinating: ancient history and religion, a distinct ethnic and international flair. Take in the amazing jazz scene, spilling out of trendy cafes and bars that also serve some of the best coffee in the world; or the hidden boutiques where you can shop for traditional shawls and baskets; and then there’s the National Museum, home to 3.2 million-year-old ‘Lucy’ and a melee of other treasures and later transfer to the Airport for your on word flight.

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Day 6: Drive to Bale Mountains National Park


After a scenic but long drive from Addis Ababa, you are welcomed to the south-central Ethiopian highlands, home to some of the richest and most pristine wilderness on the planet, and one of the last places you’ll find the wild, enigmatic Ethiopian wolf. The landscape is a tapestry of juniper forests, rolling moorlands, lakes, gorges, and volcanic cavities. Bale Mountain Lodge sits at 2,380 meters in the heart of Bale Mountain National Park, in a forest clearing. This family-run lodge has tried hard to stay in harmony with its surroundings, with stone, wood and thatch, and its own hydroelectric power.

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Day 7: Explore Bale Mountains National Park


Welcome to the south-central Ethiopian highlands, home to some of the richest and most pristine wilderness on the planet, and one of the last places you’ll find the wild, enigmatic Ethiopian wolf. The landscape is a tapestry of juniper forests, rolling moorlands, lakes, gorges, and volcanic cavities – perfect for travelers keen to experience encounters with local wildlife. Bale Mountain Lodge sits at 2,380 meters in the heart of Bale Mountain National Park, in a forest clearing. This family-run lodge has tried hard to stay in harmony with its surroundings, with stone, wood and thatch, and its own hydroelectric power.
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Day 8: Explore Bale mountains National Park


After a wonderful breakfast, you will embark on a half-day hiking safari in the mountains in search of wildlife and later return to the lodge for leisure and relaxation at the beautiful mountain range.

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Day 9: Bale Mountains back to Addis Ababa


Today you will travel back from the Bale Mountains to Addis Ababa to continue your journey on to your next destination or home.

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End of tour


Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

What’s included in the Safari


  • Domestic flights
  • Accommodation
  • All entrance fees and accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Guide

What’s excluded in the safari


  • International flight
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal expenditure like shopping and Alcoholic drinks

When to book the safari package?


1 year in advance.

Best Time to Travel


December to February

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