Bird Watching ( Tour Code GTT:007 Duration 10 Days )
Day 1:Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International airport, met by Ghion Travel and Tours representative and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: MENAGESHA FOREST: 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. Return to Addis Ababa for your overnight in Hotel.
Day 3:DEBRE LIBANOS AREA: 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 12th 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 lunch return to Addis Ababa for overnight in Hotel.
Day 4: DEBRE ZEIT AREA: Drive to Debre Zeit 50 km east of Addis Ababa. The creator lakes around and the savanna environment are known for the abundant aquatic and savanna birds. Overnight in hotel in Debere Zeit.
Day 5: AWASH NATIONAL PARK: Drive to Awash National Park with many stops for birding in many different swampy areas. After lunch birding in Awash National park. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6: AWASH AREA: Early in the morning start bird watching in the park; this is known to have more than 400 species of birds. Secretary bird is among the many species you would see. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 7: AWASSA AREA: Drive to Awassa a beautiful town on the shore of Lake Awassa with stops on the way for birding. Late after noon stroll on Lake Awassa’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 Wabishebele Hotel.
Day 8: WONDO GENET AREA: 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. Overnight in Wabishebele Hotel.
Day 9: ADDIS ABABA: In the morning drive back to Addis Ababa with many stops for bird watching. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to Bole International airport for Departure.
BIRD WATCHING ( Tour Code GTT:008 Duration 15 Days )
Day 1:ADDIS ABABA Arrival at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will be met by Ghion Travel and Tours representative and transferred to Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: ENTOTO FOREST: Drive to Entoto Park on the north fringe of Addis Ababa for bird watching in the forest and the surrounding plains. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Day 3:GEFERSA DAM AREA: Drive to Gefersa dam and watch the abundant water birds. Continue to Ambo. On the way you will have ample opportunity to see different species of birds. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Day 4: WONCH AREA: Drive to Wonchi Creator Lake to visit the avifauna environment and the beautiful lake it self. Then drive to Addis Ababa for overnight in your hotel.
Day 5: ANKOBER AREA: Drive to north east of Addis Ababa to Ankober, where you would experience magnificent scenic beauty and some endangered bird species like Ankober Serine. Drive back to Addis Ababa to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: DEBRE ZEIT AREA: Drive to Debre Zeit to the Rift Valley lakes and observe the abundant water birds, some of them are migratory from Europe. Overnight stay will be Langano in your Hotel.
Day 7: LANGANO AREA: Have a full day visit of water birds at Lakes Langano, Shalla and Abyjata. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Day 8: WONDO GENET AREA: 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. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Day 9: AWASSA AREA: Drive to Awassa. Before and after lunch birding of the abundant indigenous and migrant aquatic birds in the surrounding of lake Awassa. Boat trip is part of your stay in Awassa. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Day 10: YABELLO AREA: Drive to Yabello where you would experience watching the bird species of the juniper forest. You would also see the endangered endemic species Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Day 11: KONSO AREA: Drive to Konso through Telltale road. This trip would give additional opportunity to watch juniper forest and plain birds. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Day 12: ARBA MINCH AREA: Drive to Arba Minch. In the after noon birding on the shore of lake Chamo and Abaya. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Day 13: ABRBA MINCH: Drive to Netchsar National Park. This trip in the park with lunch box would give you the chance to visit many different species of birds may be including the Netchsar Nightjar, an endemic species identified only in 19 91. Return to Arba Minch for over night in your hotel.
Day 14: ADDIS ABABA: Drive to Addis Ababa with stops en route to see the bird life. Overnight in your hotel.
Day 15: CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE; Sightseeing tour that includes Trinity Cathedral-a beautiful church with a baroque style of European Architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, National Museum-the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dated 3.5 millions years back, Ethnological Museum-presents different collections to have an overview of the history, culture, tradition and religions of almost all tribal groups in Ethiopia, St. George Cathedral and Museum-a historical church with the traditional Ethiopian Orthodox Church architecture founded by Emperor Menelik-II, Mount Entoto panoramic view point at the highest pick in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, The Merkato: the biggest open air market in Africa. Evening welfare dinner party with national music and dancing, and transfer to Bole International Airport for your flight back home.