Tour Code = HTTA 0006
Tour Category = Tour to Rift Valley
Day 01: Drive the along rift valley to Zeway for aquatic birds. Then Lake Zeway provides Lesser Jacana, African pygmy Goose, Black Heron, Great white pelicans. In addition to this, the woodland provides birds like Masked Shrike, Carmine Bee eaters, Wattled and superb starlings, Black headed bats, African Thrush, Beautiful and Marques sunbirds, Nubian and bearded wood peckers, African Harrier hawk, Black billed wood Hoopoe etc. Then drive to Wondogenet for overnight at resort.
Day 02: You will spend a full day birding while making a stroll around the lush forests of Wondogenet and the surrounding green hills with their natural thermal springs. Target Birds include endemic birds of Yellow fronted parrot, White checked Turaco, Red shouldered and Emerald Cuckoo, Lesser striped Swallow and Lesser Honey Guides, Mountain Wagtail, Blue spotted Wood dove, Abyssinian Hill Babbler, Grey Cuckoo Shrikes etc. overnight resort hotel
Day 03: Drive to Awassa town en- route birding in the acacia woodland of Langano resort and Abijata-Shalla National Park where you can spot Dark chanting Goshawks, Rattling Cistcola, Little Rock Thrush, Greater and Lesser Honey guides, Shallow's Wheatear, Fawn colored Lark, Spotted eagle owl, Marico Sunbird, Bearded Woodpecker, Slate collared Bobou, White bellied Go away bird, etc. Overnight Lewi resort &spa
Day 04: After you visiting Awassa fish market; you drive across the south-eastern Arsi-Bale Massifs to Dinsho (the head quarters of Bale Mountains National Park) to visit mammals such as the magnificent Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck, Bohor reedbucks and Warthogs. Overnight: Dinsho Guest house
Day 05: On this day, you will visit endemic birds and wild animals. You encounter African Black Duck, Black-headed Siskin, the beautiful spot breasted Plover, African Snipe, Abyssinian Long Claw, Chest nut napped Francolin, Slender billed and Red winged Starlings etc. As we enter the park, we shall see the Chestnut napped Francolin, Rouget's rail; Abyssinian Long Claw, Stone Chat and Baglafetch Weavers along the road side and Mountain buzzard in the air. Overnight: Dinsho Guest house
Day 06: Drive to Senetti Plateau and visit highland birds includes White backed Black Tit, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Yellow crowned Canary, Rouget's rail, Lanner Falcon, Wattled crane, Cinnamon Bracken Warbler, Ruddy Shelduck, Verreaux's Eagle, Yellow bellied and Common waxbills, Tropical Boubou, Rufous breasted sparrow hawk, Abyssinian slaty Flycatcher, Black winged Lovebird, Brown Parisoma , Slender billed Starlings etc. Then, proceed to Goba for overnight in Wabeshebelle hotel.
Day 07: Drive from Goba back to Addis Ababa on the same route south-eastern Arsi-Bale Massifs. Depart to home.
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