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Dawit Solomon - Private Guide in Addis Ababa

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The Grand Tour to admire Abyssinia endemic birds

Private tour in Addis Ababa

Tour Price : 1600 USD/pax Duration : 10 Days Languages: English

The Grand Tour to admire Abyssinia endemic birds

Duration:-10 days /9 nights

With a professional guide specialized in birding.

Vehicle Type: up on the number of pax (4x4 or van)

Ethiopia has more than 835 species of birds known to occur, 23 are found exclusively within the country's boundaries. Most of these 23 endemic birds are widely distributed, chiefly on the western and southern highland plateau. Many of the endemic birds of Ethiopia- like Thick-Billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Black Winged Love bird and White Collared Pigeon- are notably common over extensive areas of the plateau, and, because they are big readily identified and not especially shy, they are consequently easy to see and observe.

Detail Itinerary

DAY 01:  ADDIS ABABA:

Arrival in Addis Ababa, afternoon drive to Geferssa Reservoir. Here, we expect to see some of the endemic birds like Wattle, Ibis, and Rouget’s Rail, Black-headed Sis-kin, Abyssinian Long Claw, the white collared pigeon and Blue-winged Goose. Over night in TDS Hotel. (4* Hotel)

DAY 02: ADDIS ABABA-DEBRE LIBANOSE- ADDIS ABABA:

Early start for Debre-Libanose monastery about 110 km north of the capital via Sululta Plain. The Red-rumpled and the Lesser-striped smallows, the pectoral-patched Cist cola, the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, the common Buzzard and Black winged Lapwing are some of the birds that will be seen along the road. Over night in TDS Hotel.

 DAY 03:  ADDIS ABABA-AWASH:

Leave Addis Ababa for Awash National Park. Stop at Chalalklaka wetland near Debre-Zeit. The White-backed Duck, the Tufted Duck, the Little Stint, the Ruff, African Spoon bill, the Yellow billed stork, the common and Crowned Cranes, the White-winged Black Tern and others are expected to be seen.. Over night in Genet hotel.

 DAY 04: AWASH: 

Full day birding in the Park, Overnight in Awash. (Genet Hotel)

DAY 05: AWASH –LANGANO,

Drive to Langano, before lunch short stops at Koka Dam (Awash River Bridge) for more aquatic and woodland birds. Then, stop for lunch in Lake Ziway and afternoon birding.  Over night in Langano. (Wenny eco lodge)

 DAY 06: LANGANO-WENDO GENET:

Early birding around the Hotel garden and the cliff near the lake. The Schawlow’s Wheatear; the Red bill and Von de Deckins Horn bill, the Diedderik Cuckoo, the Slender-tailed Nightjar, the Woodland Kingfisher, the striped Kingfisher, the Little and Blue-breasted Bee-eater, the endemic Black winged Love bird, the Red-headed Weaver, the Fan tailed Raven, the Hemp Rich’s Hornbill, the Brubru, the Bearded Woodpecker. Overnight in Wondo Genet (Wabi Shebelle hotel).

 DAY 07: WENDO GENET: 

Full day birding in the forest of Wendo Genet, the site for some the endemic birds like the Yellow-fronted Parrot, Thick-billed Raven, the Abyssinian Wood Pecker and Banded Barbet. Besides, we expect to see the Red-shouldered and Black Cuckoo shrikes, Grey Cuckoo shrike, Narin’s Trogon, White-checked Turaco. Overnight in Wendo Genet.

 DAY 08: WENDO GENET-AWASA:

Set off for Lake Awasa. The spotted creeper, the African pygmy kingfisher; the Bruce’s Green pigeon, the Violet-backed starling, the Grey Kestrel, the Giant Kingfisher, the Klaasa’s Cuckoo, the Tree pipit, the Allen’s Galenue, the Lesser Moorhen, the painted Snipe, the Lesser Swamp Warbler. Over night in Awasa. (Pina hotel)

 DAY 09: AWASA-ZIWAY-ADDIS ABABA:

Drive back to Addis Ababa. En-route looking for the species that haven’t been in the previous days of the trip, lunch in Ziway. To night you are invited for a fare well diner party with folkloric dance and tasting local foods. Over night in TDS htl.

DAY 10: DEPARTURE

 --End of the tour arrangement –

 Included

The price in our quotation includes:- 

Ø All accommodations as described in the itinerary 

Ø Meal on full board including bottled water. 

Ø Ground transportation by a new model air conditioned 4WD & Toyota Coaster based on the pax 

Ø All transfers in and out. 

Ø All entrance fees as per the program 

Ø English speaking birding guide 

Ø Government tax

Not included

NOT included in the package price are following services: - 

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1. The International ticket. 

2. Visa expenses. 

3. Video or photographing fees or tips at different sites. 

4. Any alcoholic beverages 

5. And any personal item expenses

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: 1600 USD/pax
Duration: 10 Days
Group Size: Minimum: 4 pax Maximum: 20 pax
Languages: English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :YES
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :YES
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :YES
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO
Attractions:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia