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Ethiopian Bird watching tour


USD 2,455

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  • 16 Days

Tewodros Alegaz Getnet

Off-Road Ethiopia Tour Plc

Off-Road Ethiopia tour is a destination management company established by an experienced fellow.

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Ethiopian Bird watching tour

In this bird watching tour you can cover more than 200 species of birds. Ethiopia is home to more than 32 endemic bird species.

Arrival in Addis Ababa

Arrival in Addis Ababa Arrival and transfer to hotel in Addis Abba.

Heyday or Capital Hotel

Addis Ababa-Sululta-Debre-Libanose

after breakfast drive to the Sululta Plain. The usual bird species of the area include White-backed Black Tit, Wattled Ibis, Tawny Eagle, Ethiopian Siskin, Ethiopian Cisticola, White-collared Pigeon, Blue-winged Goose, Abyssinian Longclaw and the like. Then extend the drive to Jemmu Valley escarpment, a home to the endemic Banded Barbet, White-cheeked Turaco, Abyssinian Woodpecker, Ethiopian Black-headed Oriole, Lammergeyer, Egyptian Vulture. O/n Ethio-German Lodge (B& D) Read more

O/n Ethio-German Lodge

Debre-Libanos-Jemma Valley

Today we drive to Jemma Valley to locate the rare Harwood's Francolin and Abyssinian Black-wheatear. Then drive to Ankober, the former Place of Emperor Minilik before moving it to Addis Ababa via the town of Debre-Birhan. O/n Ankober Lodge. (B& D)

O/n Ankober Lodge

Ankober-Addis Ababa-Debre-Zeit

drive towards Tarmaber breath-taking scenic view. Our main interest is to find the rarest endemic Ankober Serin feeding in the highland grass field. In the lower fields, we can expect Brown-rumped and Streaky Seed-eater. Then drive towards Bishoftu via Addis. The crater lakes of Debre-Zeit are ideal places to locate Cranes, Marabou storks and Cormorants. Read more

O/n Dreamland Hotel

Debre-Zeit to Awash

Drive to Awash via Nazareth towns. Awash is a habitat for a variety of bird species. On the way visit to Lake Basaka's saline water which is good habitat for water birds such as Flamingoes, Pelicans, Storks, Herons, Plovers, Lapwings, Sandpipers and Stints. Up on arrival in the Awash National park, have an activity in the park. Also visit to the Awash River Waterfalls and acacia thickets for birds such as Grey Hornbill, Somali Fiscal, Kori Bustard, Yellow-necked Francolin, Woodland and Striped Kingfishers. Also visit the available mammals such as Vervet Monkey, Lesser Kudu, Oryx, Hammadryas Baboon and Olive Baboon. Read more

O/n Awash falls Lodge


after breakfast drive to the twin lakes of Abiyata-Shalla and Lake Langano. There is possibility of viewing birdlife such as Little Bee-eater, Masked Weaver, Spur-winged Plover, and Banded Barbet.

Overnight Savana Lodge

Langano-Bale Goba

drive to Bale Mountains this road along the Bale mountain is widely inhabited by Abyssinian Catbird, Abyssinian Slaty-flycatcher, Rouget’s Rail & Thick-billed Raven. Have a stop at Dinsho, the head quarter of the Bale Park to spot wild animals including Mountain Nyala, Minilik’s Bushbuck, Warthog, Bohor Reedbuck and Bush Duiker. Read more

O/n Shebelle Hotel


drive to the Senate plateau with its chain of tiny terrains. In this strange and fascinating afro-alpine climate we will find the rare Ethiopian Wolf, Starck’s Hare and Giant Mole-rat. Drive back to Goba.

O/n Shebelle Hotel

Goba-Sof Omar-Goba

drive to Sof Omar Cave on the eastern edge of Bale Mountains maybe the world’s most spectacular cave crossed by the Weyb River into the limestone that line it. Time has carved out ornate and immense pillars, domes and chambers, and the river flows through the caves year-round. The site is also a famous religious shrine and pilgrimage for Muslims. The surrounding gorge is home to the endemic Salvadori’s Seedeater and Bristle-crowned Starling. Read more

O/n Shebelle Hotel

Goba-Negele Borena

take another chance of driving through the Sanate Plateau crossing further the Harena forest on the way to the Borena diverse ecosystem with time to spot different bird species such as Sidamo Lark, Ruspoli’s Turaco, Vulturine Guineafowl, African White-winged Dove and more.

O/n Green Hotel

Negele Borena

have an excursion to Hara-kalo and Wadera dry river valleys to look for Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco. On the way much chances of spotting different birds of prey including Eastern Chanting Goshawk, Pygmy Falcon and more.

O/n at Green Hotel

Negele Borena-Yabello

drives to Yabello. Along the route visit of the red sandstone landscape with many large termite castles. The route is home to birds such as White-tailed Swallow, Yellow-naked Spur fowl, White-crowned Starling and many more.

O/n Yabello Motel


visit the Yabello Forest Sanctuary for Northern Black Flycatcher, White-cheeked Turaco, Tawny Wagtail, Bare-faced Go-Away-Bird and more. Then drive to Konso.

O/n Kenta Lodge

Konso –Arba Minch

Drive back to Arba Minch. Up on arrival in Arba Minch have a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the Crocodile and Hippos. There is a huge advantage of admiring the flock of pelicans on the lake. Moreover have a chance to see the wattled ibis, Cormorants, yellow-billed stork and also the king fisher. rive back to Arba Minch. Up on arrival in Arba Minch have a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the Crocodile and Hippos. There is a huge advantage of admiring the flock of pelicans on the lake. Moreover have a chance to see the wattled ibis, Cormorants, yellow-billed stork and also the king fisher. Read more

O/n Swayne’s Hotel

Arba Minch-Aregash Lodge

Drive from Arba Minch to Aregash Lodge, which is another spot for different bird species. En route stopover in the city of Awassa, named after the smallest rift valley lake it harbors. Visit the White Pelicans, Marabou Storks, Blue-headed Coucal and more.

O/n Aregash Lodge

Aregash Lodge-Addis Ababa

Drive back to Addis Ababa. En route visit the twin lakes of Abiyata-Shalla and Lake Langano. There is possibility of viewing birdlife such as Little Bee-eater, Masked Weaver, Spur-winged Plover, and Banded Barbet. In the evening attend a complementary traditional dinner with live dancing show. Transfer out to airport Read more


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Hotel Capital Hotel
Day 2
Location Debre Libanos
Hotel Ethio-German Lodge
Day 3
Location Debre Birhan
Hotel Ankober Lodge
Day 4
Location Debre Zeit
Hotel Dreamland Hotel
Day 5
Location Awash
Hotel Awash falls Lodge
Day 6
Location Langano
Hotel Savana Lodge
Day 7
Location Bale Goba
Hotel Wabi Shebelle Hotel
Day 8
Location Bale Goba
Hotel Wabi Shebelle Hotel
Day 9
Location Bale Goba
Hotel Wabi Shebelle Hotel
Day 10
Location Negele Borena
Hotel Green Hotel
Day 11
Location Negele Borena
Hotel Green Hotel
Day 12
Location Yabello
Hotel Yabello Motel
Day 13
Location Konso
Hotel Kanta Lodge
Day 14
Location Arba Minch
Hotel Swayne’s Hotel
Day 15
Location Yirgalem
Hotel Aregash Lodge


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


10 Reviews

Susan Rutherford, United States

What a spectacular trip to the Omo! Our driver and guide were excellent - knowledgeable, safe driving, always watching over us, thoughtful, and fun! Considering the remote locations I had expected very poor accommodations and I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the lodges were. The villages we visited were fascinating. I could not believe my eyes -- so many different tribes. These were not some "tourist villages" -- this was the real thing. What an incredible trip we had seeing these wonderful sights. Thank you for all your help and guidance in providing me and my friend such a fantastic trip to Ethiopia. Also, thank you for your patience in responding to my MANY email questions sent while planning the trip. Read more

Kirk & Joyce Douglass, United States

As a couple of seasoned travelers who are older we did research our trip about Ethiopia and decided to spend our time with Off Road Travel. We were delighted and not disappointed. We covered the historical north, the cultural east and the Omo valley all in 26 tough but fascinating days. Our driver/guide Fitsum was a caring person as well as a good mechanic who could fix anything and on occasion did. He deferred to the local guides when appropiate but we knew he was equally knowledgeable as they were. ​ We decided to drive the whole way, not take the air route for any segment. The benefits of seeing up close and personal the people, landscape and villages far out weighted the rough roads and the ever present dust. Yes there is dust but if they keep putting asphalt down as saw them doing it should get better in the future. ​ We recommend the Off Road trips. ​ Read more

Jean Pierre & Heleen van Briel, Belgium

We are still enjoying the memory of our marvellous trip in Ethiopia. It was without any doubt one of our most interesting trips we ever did. In fact we had three different travels in one: first, the north with the Christian culture, secondly the natural parks with their magnificent sceneries and thirdly the South, which is an ethnical museum. We want to reconfirm that we were very pleased with the services and the organisation of your company, Off-Road Ethiopia Tour. Read more



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