Rift valley Lakes Bird Watching 4 Days & 3 Nights

Duration: 4 Days & 3 Nights

Tour code: ZTT 601

Transportation: Surface

DAY 1 Leaving Addis Ababa early in the morning for Bishangari Eco-Lodge some 235 km south of the capital on the eastern bank of Lake Langano. We stop en route at Lake Ziway which has many bird species including Lesser Jacana, gulls, kingfishers, African Pygmy Duck, Black Heron, Marsh Harrier, Temminck’s and Little Stints, Masked Shrike and Common Snipe, and other species. Overnight, stay at Bishangari eco- lodge or nearby lodges.

DAY 2 A day birding in the fabulous Munessa forest where we expect a great number of birds. Among many species: Broad-billed Roller, Narina Trogon, Red-shouldered and Emerald Cuckoos, Blue-spotted and Tambourine Doves, different woodpeckers, Sharpe’s Starling, Double-toothed Barbet, African Hawk-eagle and Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird. It is home to a few mammals including the Bushbuck, Vervet and Black Colobus Monkeys, Olive Baboon and Golden-backed Jackal. Overnight stay at Bishangari Eco-Lodge or nearby lodges.

DAY 3 Drives to Lake Awassa. This smallest and Shallowest lake supplies a number of species including the beautiful Painted Snipe, Purple Swamphen, Lesser Gallinule, Red-breasted Wryneck, Grey Kestrel, different kingfishers, Violet-back Starlings, African White-backed Duck, Lesser Swamp Warbler and Banded Snake-eagle. Lake Awassa is also a place where one can easily see hippopotamus a short distance away. Overnight stay Awassa hotel.

DAY 4 Drive back to Addis Ababa. On the way, we will have a few stops at Abijata-Willa Lakes for more birding. Today we also cover some of the sites that we had not stopped on Day one; then, we slowly drive back to Addis Ababa.

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All our tours start in Addis Abeba , at Bole international airport at 7:00 and ends at 22:00 in bole international airport. 

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