Ethiopia : Bale Mountains Adventure

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Visit the rooftop of Africa : The Sanetti Plateau in The Bale Mountains. Journey across the highest plateau on the continent, witness beautiful sceneries at historic sites including the waterfalls in Harenna Forest. See exotic wildlife such as mountain nyala, Ethiopian red wolves, impala, warthogs & Columbus monkeys. Come to Ethiopia today and make memories that will last a life time.


  1. Arrival & Addis Ababa city tour.
  2. Addis Ababa City tour.
  3. Addis to Dinsho.
  4. Begin Bale Mountain trek.
  5. Sodotato Wasswma camp.
  6. Wasswma to Rafu camp.
  7. Rafu to Mount Tuludimtu.
  8. Explore the Harenna forest.
  9. Harenna forest to Addis Ababa.
  10. Fly out of Addis Ababa.


  1. Nine nights accommodations based on twin sharing is included.
  2. Nine days breakfasts, Eight days lunches and dinners is included.
  3. All transfers, guides & porters are included within this package.
  4. Flights, Visas, Insurance, Airport taxes,Tips, Beverages and Souvenirs are not included within this package.
  5. Horse riding and Single accommodation can be provided with additional charges. please contact us before you book.
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DAY 01 – Arrival in Addis Ababa:

With group members arriving during the afternoon and evening, today is a ‘free’ day for you to arrive, be transferred to the start hotel, and to shake off any travel fatigue, before the start of your adventure in earnest, tomorrow.

Note: Overnight stay in hotel is included.

DAY 02 – Addis Ababa City tour:

Our adventure begins with a tour of the highlights of this liveliest of cities including the Ethnological & Red Terror Museums, and the panoramic views from Entoto Mountain.  We pause at Tomoko Coffee Shop for our first taste of Ethiopian coffee and to absorb the vibe of the city.  We are invited on an optional visit to Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis, please see our Adventure Pack for more details on Worthwhile Travel. In the evening we will watch traditional musicians and dancers performing different tribal dances in a culture house before dinner at a restaurant and a jazz club or two for any interested parties.

Note: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, alongside on overnight stay at the hotel. 

DAY 03 – Addis to to Dinsho:

Making an early start we will drive down to Dinsho through the incredible southern Ethiopian countryside. Our campsite is situated inside the Bale Mountains National Park, and affords beautiful views of the endemic Mountain Nyalas, huge warthogs and Redback and Bushback Deer who all drop past to say hello, as well as an abundance of local birdlife for which the park is famous.

Note: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, alongside a night of camping. 

Day 04 – Begin Bale Mountain Trek:

We will trek from Dinsho east along to Sodota camp through the farmsteads and then vast plainlands. This is the natural habitat of the endemic Ethiopian Red Wolf, and we will keep a sharp eye out for either solitary hunters or small packs with their young, here, in their hunting grounds. 

Note: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, alongside a night of camping. 

DAY 05 – Sodotato Wasswma Camp :

Today we climb right up onto the plateau, through beautiful landscapes of silvery everlasting flower, to camp near the base of the stunning Mt. Waaswma. From the plainlands we gain some real height and are rewarded with fantastic views of the pyramid mountain and also the sensation of being in a remote and magical place that very few people have had the opportunity of seeing.

Note: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, alongside a night of camping. 

DAY 06 – Wasswma to Rafu Camp:

A shorter day today across the Rooftop of Africa will bring us to Rafu camp, situated in the incredible mind-bending natural ‘stone forest’ of the plateau. Our camp is nestled in between the stones in this surreal and beautiful setting. For the more energetic there is the option to ascend a small peak from camp, affording incredible views of the Harenna Forest to the south.

Note: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, alongside a night of camping. 

DAY 07 – Rafu to Mount Tuludimtu:

Today we walk along the windswept plains with the option of a short hike up to the summit of Mt. Tuludimtu, Ethiopia’s second highest mountain. The 360° views from the top are undoubtedly the highlight of the adventure before we are collected by our van and taken down to the mountain bamboo groves and lichen-covered Harenna Cloud Forest. We celebrate the day’s achievements with the first of a 2 night stay in the incredibly situated, picturesque and memorable Bale Mountain lodge. This unique wilderness lodge is a wonderful treat, juxtaposing perfectly with the trek experience you have just enjoyed and offers us the chance to relax in incredible surroundings.

Note: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, alongside overnight stay at hotel. 

DAY 08 – Explore the Harenna Forest:

Today we will explore the mountain-bamboo groves and lichen-covered Harenna Forest on foot to view the hidden natural waterfalls cascading down into rock pools, as well as the exotic looking Colobus monkeys. In the afternoon we can relax in the amazing surroundings of Bale Mountain Lodge, where we stay for our second night. 

Note: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, alongside overnight stay at lodge. 

DAY 09 – Harenna Forest to Addis Ababa:

We start early for the full day drive through the African countryside to Addis Ababa (9hrs), pausing en route to stretch our legs.  Tonight has in store for us our final group dinner, in one of the best restaurants in town, and possibly a jazz club  before our last night in Addis.

Note: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, alongside overnight stay at hotel. 

DAY 10 – Fly out of Addis Ababa:

After breakfast you will be escorted to the airport for your departure to return home.

Note: Breakfast is included. 

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Ethiopia : Bale Mountains Adventure

From: £1,599.00

Available between Friday 12th – Sunday 21st March 2021.

Available between Friday 29th October – Sunday 7th November 2021.

Optional extras: Single accommodation.

Grade 7 – Challenging.

International and national flights are not included in the adventure price. Clients will need to purchase two national flights for this adventure.

9 Nights / 10 Days

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