Stresemann’s Bush Crow
Ethiopia 2017 – endemics galore

17 Days: DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1     Addis Ababa – evening arrival and transfer to hotel

Day 2     Debre Libanos – we travel to Debra Libanos, where specials include White-billed Starling, Banded Barbet, Abyssinian Woodpecker & Ethiopian Oriole

Day 3     Debre Birhan – We transfer to Debre Birhan, looking for various endemics en route

Day 4     Ankober – the next day, we are off to Ankober, in search of serins

Day 5     Awash – driving to Awash, we start to see more of the arid country birds, such as starlings and barbets. We stop at the foot of Mt. Fantalle looking for Sombre Rock Chat, amongst others.

Day 6     Awash – the day is spent in Awash National Park, Larks, Bustards, Ground Hornbills and a whole lot more

Day 7     Langano – we drive south to the rift valley lakes, where we stay near Lake Langano. Black-crowned Cranes are possible at a roadside stop, together with several species of waterbird

Day 8     Langano – We bird the rift valley lakes and surrounds, Greyish Eagle-Owl, Slender-billed Gull, migrant ducks all possible

Day 9     Langano – We bird the rift valley lakes and surrounds, highlights may include Rufous Chatterer, Black-billed Wood Hoopoe, Slender-tailed Nightjar

Day 10   Goba – Goba is our base to bird the Bale Mountains, where we look for specials such as Ethiopian Wolf, Red-billed Chough, Thekla Lark, Rouget’s Rail

Day 11   Goba – another day spent birding the Bale mountains and surrounds

Day 12   Negele – we transfer to Negele, stopping for Ruspoli’s Turaco en route

Day 13   Negele – today we head east and look for the rare and endangered Archer’s Lark, along with a whole host of other specials, such as Acacia Tit, White-crowned Starling & Salvadori’s Serin

Day 14   Yabello – We drive down to Yabello, stopping at Dawa River, where one of the specials is White-winged Collared Dove. Sparrow-weavers, coursers, bush crows and swallows are the order of the day.

Day 15   Yabello – Again we bird the areas around Yabello, Bristle-crowned Starlings can be seen on the roadside, puffbacks and parisomas pop out of the acacia, we look for the stunning Magpied Starling

Day 16   Arbaminch – we start the long drive north with some roadside birding – arriving at the lakes, we visit the lakeside where Marabous and Pelicans scrounge scraps at the fish markets. Waterbirds abound.

Day 17   Drive to Addis, departing next morning

4 pax @ $6,075 pps

5 pax @ $5,675 pps

6 pax @ $5,425 pps

7 pax @ $4,925 pps

8 pax @ $4,575 pps

Single supplement: $685

Included in the price: all guide fees, hotels, airport transfers, and all transfers to sites, all accommodation, all meals, drinking water, all park entrance fees and all Conservation Contributions.

Not included: alcoholic and soft drinks, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance, international flights, visas, airport tax, laundry.