Ethiopia Nature and Wildlife
Ethiopia is a land of natural contrasts — from the tops of the rugged Simien Mountains (4620 meters), the third-highest mountains in Africa, to the depths of the Danakil Depression, at 120 meters below sea level, one of the lowest dry land points on earth. The wealth of natural beauty that blesses Ethiopia offers an astonishing variety of landscapes and wildlife. Afro-Alpine highlands soaring to around 4,620 meters, moors and mountains, the splendor of the Great Rift Valley, white-water rivers, savannah teeming with game, giant waterfalls, dense and lush jungle... the list is endless.
The Simien Mountains present the most dramatic mountain scenery in Africa: Great volcanic plugs, formed some 40 million years ago and eroded over the aeons into fantastic crags, pinnacles, and flat topped mountains.
This trek takes you into the largest Afro- Alpine habitant in the whole of Africa. Bale Mountains National Park covers the largest Afro-Alpine habitat in the whole of Africa.
On this expedition, you will have a lava trek to visit one of few permanent lava lakes on the planet, Erta Ale. You will also have the chance to witness an ancient tradition of extracting salt from the salt fields and transporting the salt bars via caravan of endless lines of camels for days from the depression to the highland towns. This adventure tour is truly a trip of a lifetime!VIEW TRIPS
Ethiopia’s greatly diversified ecosystem makes it one of the richest habitats in Africa for birds and mammals. With more than 860 species of birds, Ethiopia possesses about 10% of the world’s bird species, and about 40% of all African birds are found here. Among these, 16 species of birds are found only in Ethiopia. That is the reason why we say, Ethiopia is a must for bird enthusiasts.VIEW TRIPS
WILDLIFE HOILDAY IN ETHIOPIA
With 14 major wildlife reserves, Ethiopia provides a microcosm of the entire sub-Saharan ecosystem. Birdlife here is abundant, and there are many endemic mammals from the rare Walia Ibex to the Ethiopian Wolf, from the Mountain Nyala to the Gelada Baboon and the shy Wild Ass that roam free just as nature intended. These offer amazing opportunities for nature and wildlife travel unparalleled in Africa. Our nature and wildlife tour packages are designed to help you explore and enjoy this amazing nature with our nature and wildlife expert tour guides.