Ethiopian Highlands Adventure

5.0 (3)
9 days 8 nights
Ethiopia
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Сamping and trekking in the beautiful Bale Mountains. Explore the Harenna Forest, with its waterfalls, monkeys, birds and jungle aesthetics before winding your way through the Sanetti Plateau, a high altitude region home to Ethiopia's second highest mountains and the largest population of endemic Ethiopian Wolves.

We will start from Addis Ababa and end this tour in Addis Ababa.

The dates are set approximately, for further info please contact us.

The availability of all programs and schedules is subject to weather conditions. If unfavorable or unforeseen weather conditions arise, efforts will be made to offer comparable riding experiences. The team may adjust or alter the plans but will strive to provide a similar experience.

from US$ 1 140
per tourist for 9 days
Departing from
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
Tour starts
Available dates
Number of individuals
up to 20 tourists over 13 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Ahmed A.
Ahmed A. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
My name is Ahmed. My aim is to promote local tourism and introduce new people to both the Bale Mountains and the whole of Ethiopia, all the while providing clients with a better level of service and a better experience overall. Through this, I hope to help make Ethiopia a world-class tourism destination. I have been working as a guide in the Bale Mountains and with Bale Mountains National Park for 9 years and during this time I have been continuously striving to improve my guiding knowledge and the service I offer. I attended the Lion Ethiopia Tourism and Hotel College in Addis Ababa where I received my Tour Guide Diploma and the Alliance Ethio Francaise school again in Addis Ababa where I received my French language Diploma. In addition, I have attended numerous tourism and guiding-related training provided by Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP) and the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS). My passion is guiding and I am committed to both this field of work and providing my skills. I am the winner and received an Award from Visit Oromia Tourism as the BEST TOUR GUIDE of the Year 2023.

Tour highlights

Riding Ethiopia
Explore the best part of the country on horseback
Reconnect with Nature
Explore unspoilt landscapes and discover endemic species
Bale Mountains
Visit the National Park

Route details

Day 1
Web Valley

Catch a morning flight from Addis to Robe. Arriving at the Web Camp in the afternoon we will do a small walk up the Webb River.

This beautiful high Plateau has the most Ethiopian Wolves within it and also has numerous other wildlife species including the endemic Mountain Nyala. The Plateau is a hikers paradise with beautiful open and scenic country.

Overnight: Web Valley Tented Camp.

Day 2
Web Valley
Day 3
Sodota
Day 4
Wasamaa
Day 5
Rafu
Day 6
Bale Mountains
Day 7
Bale Mountains
Day 8
Addis Ababa
Day 9
Addis Ababa City Tour
Difficulty
Moderate

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Tent
5 nights
Camp Site
2 nights
Hotel
1 night
5 nights
Tents
2 nights
Bale Mountain Lodge
1 night
Addis Ababa hotel

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
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Tour conditions

Included

  • meals;
  • accommodation;
  • camping fee;
  • parking fee;
  • guide;
  • cook with all cooking equipment;
  • horses - riding and packing;
  • horse handlers;
  • camping gears (tent, mattresses and sleeping bags);
  • transportation to/from Addis Ababa;
  • entrance tickets.

Extras

  • flights;
  • personal expenses;
  • extra meals and drinks;
  • tips.

Group size

up to 20 tourists

Duration

9 days
8 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 3 reviews
  • M
    Marta
    4 Jan, 2024
    about provider
    We embarked on a 5-day trek with Ahmed and his team through stunning mountains showcasing diverse landscapes and wildlife. Ahmed and his crew demonstrated exceptional professionalism throughout the journey. Despite challenging conditions, the food provided was outstanding and plentiful. Ahmed's expertise in identifying various plant and animal species, including a rare Serval cat, was impressive. Overall, we highly recommend this experience. Don't forget to pack warm clothing and binoculars for the trip!
    4 Jan, 2024
  • V
    Vesna
    27 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    The 5-day trek through the Bale mountains was an incredible adventure. Ahmed is highly skilled and attentive, making communication easy and prioritizing the preferences of his guests. He assembled a top-notch team of cooks and horse handlers, enhancing the overall enjoyment of the journey. With all logistics handled smoothly, I could fully enjoy the stunning landscapes and breathtaking views. I wholeheartedly recommend this hike to anyone seeking serene nature, tranquil hikes and a remarkable camping experience beneath the starlit sky.
    27 Dec, 2023
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  • M
    Matthieu
    26 Mar, 2023
    about provider
    Last year I had a five-day horseback journey through the Bale Mountains, an experience that remains one of my most cherished memories. The sense of liberation and awe I felt was unparalleled. My guide, Ahmed, was an ideal companion - he was understanding, supportive, well-informed, wise, amiable and deeply connected to Ethiopian culture and the splendor of his homeland. Ahmed flawlessly orchestrated the entire trip and handled all logistical aspects with precision. I warmly recommend him and wish him all the best
    26 Mar, 2023

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