4 Days Bale Mountain National Park and Sof Omar Caves.

Program: Bale Mountain National Park and Sof Omar Caves.
Duration: 3 Nights 4 Days
Tour Code: AET 08
Transport: Surface

The Bale Mountains are within a day reach from Addis Ababa. This area is famous for many endemic species and offers great scenery for the visitor. Exploring can be done by car or more active on foot or by horse.


Day 01: Addis Ababa – Goba 417 km 8 hours.

After breakfast we pick you from your hotel for a full day drive to the Bale Mountains. En route we stop at Lake Ziway to watch many water birds at its shore. The headquarters of the Park are situated in Dinsho where we have to finalize some formalities before we proceed to Goba, our base for the next days.

Day 02: Goba visit Bale Mountains National Park.

The whole day we spent to explore the Bale Mountains. This is going to be a day of extraordinary scenery and of course we search for the endemic species of which many are found in this area. Among them the Mountain nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck, Ethiopian wolf and many birds.

Day 03: Goba – Sof Omar caves 200 Km.

This day also, excursion drives to Sof Omar, 100 km, 2 hours to the east. Here we admire what is believed the largest network of limestone caves in Africa. The Web River flows through the cave system and when the river is too high the caves are not accessible.

Day: 04 Goba – Addis Ababa 417 Km.

We are leaving the mountainous farmland area behind and travel down to the bottom of the Rift Valley by a different, very scenic road via Asela. Late afternoon we reach Addis Ababa. About 115 km or 2 hours’ drive before Addis Ababa we pass the hot spring resort of Sodore which could make a nice relaxing. Evening dinner in one of the traditional restaurant transfer to the airport departure.


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