Lungo Local Tour Ethiopia
Summary: bird watching
Duration: 4 days 3 nights
Arrive at Bole International Airport. A Lungo Local Tour Ethiopia representative will meet you. We will drive from Addis Ababa to Awash National Park via the Rift Valley Lake of Bishoftu near Debre Zeit. Take an evening game drive in Awash National Park and visit an area frequented by hyenas. Overnight Hotel – Awash National Park
Birding in Awash National Park, located in the Great Rift Valley. Many species of birds are found here: African Orange-bellied Parrots, Bustards, Weavers, Hoopoe, Yellow-throated Serine, Red-fronted Barbet, Pygmy Batis, Lesser-striped Swallow, and the House Martin. The park also boasts a variety of mammals: the Anubis Baboon, Colobus Monkey, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox, Egyptian Mongoose, Warthog, Beisa Oryx, Soemmering’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Salt’s Dikdik, etc. Overnight Hotel – Awash National Park
Drive to Lake Langano with enroute birding at Lake Ziway, truly a birder’s paradise and at Koka Dam. Spot bird species such as; the African Pygmy Goose, Black-billed Woodhoopoe, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Northern Black Tit, Little Weaver, etc. Overnight Sabana Lodge
Drive back to Addis Ababa with stops for birding on the way at Rift Valley Lakes. Lake Ziway, commonly known as the Birding Paradise, is the home of the Water birds:African Pygmy geese,Yellow-billed storks, Collared Pratincole, Lesser Jacana, Africa Jacana, White pelicans, Fish Eagles and Crowned and common cranes are seen here in impressive numbers.
In the evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s many ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for late night departure if needed