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The Bale and Adaba - Dodolla Mountains Trekking
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Day 01: Addis Ababa
Arrival to Addis Ababa, transfer from the airport to hotel. Afternoon, make city tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight in hotel at Addis Ababa.
Day 02: Addis Ababa - Awassa - Dodola
Drive to Dodola via visiting the Abijata-Shalla National Park and Awassa. Lunch en route. Overnight in hotel at hotel at Dodola.
Day 03: Dodola - Waharo
Assembling at the GTZ office and facilitate arrangements. Start driving some 9 kms crosses the lowlands through start of the hills and walk to the first camping site for overnight.
The walk to the first hut will take only 4 hours, through weaved uphill and some very attractive forests, full of old Ethiopian timber, and not the ubiquitous eucalyptus tree which seems to be covering all other forested areas in Ethiopia.
Day 04: Waharo - Angafu
Walk about 6 hours to get the next hut. The walking will be quite different, as you will be going higher up now, so there are few trees and landscape to cross. Still enjoyable though and some great views, not least from the hut itself, which overlooked a deep valley. Lunch en route. Overnight in the huts.
Day 05: Angafu - Adele
In the morning walk up to the peak called Goma at 3745m. On the way you will see some Mountain Nyala, which are only endemic to Ethiopia with huge curved horns. From the top you enjoy the beautiful view down to a small village in the distance some 500mtrs below. Walking through an amazing valley meadow, this is bursting with color, plants and animals. Through different route back to the hut where you will be staying overnight.
Day 06: Adele - Mololicho
Walk through different route back to the next place where you will be headed back out of the hills. Overnight in the hut
Day 07: Mololicho - Duro
The walk today is again very different and great. Walking through a big meadow. There are lots of wooden stockades to protect the animals on the way from hyenas and wolves. Overnight in the hut
Day 08: Duro - Herena escarpment - Goba
This will be your longest day but also the most rewarding of the trip, will be covering 6-7 hours, you will arrive the Harena ridge at around 12 noon. Lunch en route overlooking a 750m fall down to the valley below and enjoy more of the view.
Day 09: Goba - Dinsho National Park -
Visit the headquarter of the Bale National Park and nearby mountains area. Where you can see a lot of birds and animals. Such as Ethiopian-Wolves red fox, Mountain Nyala, Pushback and wild pig. Drive back to Goba for overnight.
Day 10: Bale Goba - Awassa
In the morning from Bale Mountains via Adaba Dodola and Shashemene, Continue driving back to Awassa for overnight stay. In the evening walk and enjoy near the lake side activity.
Day 11: Awassa - Addis Ababa
After having breakfast drive and enjoy the fish markets near the Lake Awassa. Late morning start driving to Addis Ababa through visiting the hot spring water of Wondogenet recreational center. Overnight in hotel at Addis Ababa.
Day 12: Addis Ababa - Departure
In the morning take a leisure time for shopping in the town. Plus departure time
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