Bale mountain and Sof Omar

BALE Mountains National park

The Bale mountain national park is found in the south east of Ethiopia, there are mountains include the 4377 meter of Tullu Dimtu the second tallest mountain in Ethiopia & the 4307meters of mount Battu those mountains is found in the well known Bale mountains national park also it is a home of many wild life and birdlife the lower reaches covered with extensive virgin woodlands, pristine mountain streams and alpine climate, the Bale Mountains remain an untouched and beautiful world.

The establishment of the 2,400- square- kilometers of Bale Mountains National park was crucial to the survival of the Ethiopian endemic mountain Nyala, Minilik’s bushbuck and simian red fox , this fox is one of the most colorful members of dog family and more abundant there is no anywhere else in Ethiopia, All three endemic animals thrive in this environment, while the Nyalain particular can be seen in large number and the streams of the park which become important rivers further downstream are well stocked with rainbow and brown trout, this park is very impressive for trekking tour.

SOF OMAR cave

Sof Omar cave is found in bale province of Ethiopia this cave formed by the flowing of Weyib River runs through the long mountain this repeated flow of the web river make the longest cave system in Ethiopia also in Africa the cave is 15 km long.

There are more than 40 Entrances for this cave but only 4 are dominants the cave is named by the former Muslim sheikh Sof Omar Ahmed he reputedly taking refuge here in the late 11 and early 12 century, Ayiew Maco is a place where this river sinks the name Ayiew is the daughter of Sof Omar then the river appears at Holuca after 1 km this actions makes the cave more interesting you can watch the Amazing lime stone which makes attractive shape also formed a shaped of colons , You can see this cave by walk but you will cross the river Sven times so this take awhile but there are available small boats .

Tour Code: AET-15

Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

Type of tour:- trekking tour

Mode of transport:- 4WD car

 

Package Details

 

Day 1:- Addis Ababa
Early we depart from Addis Ababa proceed driving to Goba En route you will visit the zuway Lake , overnight in Wabishebelle Hotel.

 

Day 2:- Goba – Dinsho
After paying for the park entrance and local guide we start the amazing scenery of the park by foot or horse back then move to Gaisay grassland the place where you can see the endemic mammals such as the Minilik’s bushbuck, Ethiopian wolfs and mountain Nyla and endemic birds such as Abyssinian cat bird, Wattled ibis, Abyssinian long claw and others, overnight in lodge.

 

Day 3:-camp site- web valley
Drive to web valley then start trekking visiting the Habera water fall crossing the web river this area is a place where you can see wild animals including Leopards, overnight in lodge.

 

Day 4:-camp site- Bale Mountain
Hiking to the second highest mountain called Tulu Dimtu it is 4,377 meters above sea level watching the panoramic view of the amazing bale national park, overnight in lodge.

 

Day 5:-camp site- Harenna forest
From the Sanetti plateau drive to dense forest where you can see vast number of bird life and African wild life, over night in lodge.

 

Day 6:- camp site – SOF Omar cave
Visiting the Amazing lime stone cave which is the longest cave in Africa trekking in to the cave as much as you can and the surrounding area which is very attractive, overnight in Goba wabishebelle hotel.

 

Day 7:- Goba – Addis Ababa
On the way back visiting Debrezyt town you will visit the Rift valley Lakes then after arrival in Addis Ababa visiting the national museum of Ethiopia and then you will attend our farewell party at cultural restaurant, Departure.

 

N.B. depending up on your request this Itinerary can be modify.

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