Mammals & Birds Species Checklist
High altitude Bale Mountains, home to the world’s rarest canid, the Ethiopian Wolf
Lofty heights of Simien Mountains, home to troops of Gelada Baboons and the magnificent Walia Ibex
Highly adorned Omo Valley animistic tribes
Gondar, the “Camelot of Africa”, known for its extensive castles
12th century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
BALE MOUNTAINS Enquire Now
Giant Lobelias tower like monolithic giants over the grasslands. These grasslands support an incredible biomass of rodents (including the impressive Giant Molerat), attracting an array of raptors. The most celebrated resident is the Ethiopian Wolf, the world’s rarest canid.
SIMIEN MOUNTAINS Enquire Now
This world heritage site, home to the highest mountains in Ethiopia, provides a dramatic backdrop to two of the country’s most endangered mammals – the Gelada Baboon and Walia Ibex. Troops of Geladas thrive here and close encounters with these fascinating primates is certainly one of the world’s great primate experiences.
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The city retains an atmosphere of antique charm and contains the hulking ruins of a group of imposing medieval castles – known as the “Camelot of Africa”.
LALIBELA Enquire Now
Lalibela is home to unique 12th century monolithic churches, carved out of solid rock and now appropriately considered one of the wonders of the world.