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Title: Rift Valley Lakes Birding. egipcian_dack_

Tour code: VET410

Tour Duration: 4 Days/3Nights

Transportation: Surface

Type of Vehicle2009/10 Nissan Patrol or 2009/10 Toyota Land cruiser &

2010 Double AC Toyota HIACE minibuses for city tours

Tour Customizable: Yes

Tour highlights: Rift valley lakes & Wenney Eco-lodge. >>Inquire/Book This Tour

Day-to-day program:kori_bustared

DAY 1: Leaving Addis Ababa early in the morning for Wenney Eco- Lodge some 235 kms south of the capital on the eastern bank of Lake Langano. En route stopping at Lake Ziway which produces an excellent bird species including Lesser Jacana, Gulls, Kingfishers, African Pygmy Duck, Black Heron, Marsh Harrier, Temminck’s and Little Stints, Masked Shrike and Common Snipe, and a lot of other species.

Overnight stay at Bishangari eco- lodge

DAY 2: A day birding in the fabulous Munessa forest where we expect a great number of birds. Amongst many species: Broad- billed Roller, Narina’s Trogon, Red-shouldered and Emerald Cuckoos, Blue-spotted and Tambourine Doves, different Woodpeckers, Sharp’s Starling, Double-toothed Barbet, Hawk Eagle and Yellow-fronted Tinker bird. It is home to few mammals including the Bush Buck, Vervet and Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Olive Baboon and Golden-backed Jackal.

Overnight stay at Bishangari Eco-Lodge.

DAY 3: Driving to Lake Awassa. This smallest and shallowest lake supplies a number of species including the beautiful Painted Snipe, Purple Swamp hen, Lesser Gallinule, Red-breasted Wryneck, Grey Kestrel, different Kingfishers, Violet-back Starlings, African white-backed Duck, Lesser swamp Warbler and Banded Snake Eagle. It is also a place where one can easily see Hippopotamus in a short distance.

Overnight stay Awassa

DAY 4: Drive back to Addis Ababa; on the way back we shall have a few stops at Abijata-Shalla Lakes more birding. Today we also cover some of the sites that we haven’t stopped for on Day1. Then, we slowly drive back to Addis for an overnight stay.

Overnight Addis Ababa

End of Tour

Remark: Most bird watching itineraries are in the south of the country. An itinerary in search of all of Ethiopia’s endemic birds would take a minimum of 3 weeks, but shorter tours which would guarantee seeing most of the endemics and several hundred other species could be set up. For those who want to see all, an extensive program can be prepared up on request.

  You will be given an adjusted program of this tour that goes along with your arrival time in Ethiopia upon request

  Extension or reduction of this tour is possible

  This tour can be re-programmed to fit your interest, time and budget

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