The Bale Mountains National Park is Ethiopia’s prime wildlife area and is a “must visit” destination in this vast country. The national park is home to the largest remaining population of the critically endangered and endemic Ethiopian Wolf and it is here that you have the best chance of seeing this predator. The Mountain Nyala and the Starck’s Hare – yet more endemic animals – roam the foothills of the mountains here too. Endemic birds, bizarre underground rodents and other-worldly plants are also some of the many highlights of a safari here. Much of the action happens above 4000 metres, but there is good forest activity that remains lower down as well.
As most safari in Ethiopia is by road, it pays to maximise time spent in a great location like the Bale Mountains National Park once you get there. A stay of 3-5 nights will provide ample opportunity to track down the top attractions and unearth some lesser known gems. There is still alot about this region that is unknown, and a safari here can be a truly pioneering experience. You’ll also have time to sit back and enjoy the slow pace of this endangered highland paradise. Soak up wonderful Ethiopia here.