Riding Adventures in Ethiopia

5.0 (2)
7 days 6 nights
Ethiopia
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Home to dramatic mountain landscapes and the Great Rift Valley Lakes, Ethiopia is perhaps the best trekking destination on the African continent. A visitor to Southern Ethiopia is lucky to be offered not only one, but two majestic and distinctive mountain ranges. Grassland areas, waist-high wildflowers and juniper trees make up much of the landscape of the Bale Mountains National Park, along with dazzling alpine lakes and streams.

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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$ 552
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
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Number of individuals
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Photo Armaye N.
Armaye N. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I was born and grew up in a small Goba town which is located in the heart of the Bale Mountains. I studied tour guiding service at one of the Tourism training institutes in Ethiopia. My passion for travelling and the fascinating historical and Natural attractions of my country have lead me into this profession which I adore. I have been working as a tour guide and organizer for more than 10 years all around Ethiopia, I've led and managed groups of tourists in all corners of Ethiopia, I have also worked with film crews, research groups, and professional photographers. Such wide experience has helped me to gain various related skills and now allows me to handle clients in a flexible, friendly and professional way. I have experience in different kinds of tours such as trekking, bird watching, Historical tours, Cultural attractions and many others. I am very enthusiastic to meet new people from different parts of the world and help them witness the amazing natural and historical destinations of my country and also organize their holidays in every corner of Ethiopia. I am also very excited to get to know other nationalities, and explore with them our culture tourism attractions.

Tour highlights

Ethiopia Riding
Riding Ethiopia
Explore the best part of the country on horseback
Bale Mountains
See the most beautiful places of the mountains
National Park Wildlife
Spot the Ethiopian Wolf, Rock Hyrax and others

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

We meet at the Bale Mountains National Park headquarters and discuss the plan. In the afternoon we ride possibly spotting two endemic mammals that frequent seen to the area: Menelik’s Bushbuck and the Mountain Nyala. Birds in this area include the Blue-Winged Goose, the Spot-Breasted Lapwing, the Abyssinian Long Claw, Wattled Ibis, the Black-Headed Siskin, Rouget’s Rail and numerous other species.

Overnight Camping.

Day 2
To Adelay
Day 3
To Sodota
Day 4
To Wasema
Day 5
To Rafu
Day 6
To Goba
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Tent
5 nights
Hotel
1 night
5 nights
Tents

5 nights accommodation is in Camping with tents.

1 night
Hotel 2* in Goba Town

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
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Weather during the tour

Weather conditions along the route
You will get a weather forecast for this tour’s route based on
  • the forecasts for this season
  • the statistics from previous years’ trips
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Tour conditions

Included

  • experienced guide;
  • daily meals;
  • all land transportation fee;
  • transfer from the airport;
  • bottled water;
  • accommodation;
  • entrance fees for all excursions described;
  • luggage porters;
  • a professional cook with complete cooking equipment;
  • government tax.

Extras

  • flights fee;
  • miscellaneous expenses: alcoholic drinks, souvenirs etc.;
  • insurance;
  • tips.

Group size

up to 15 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 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 2 reviews
  • W
    WeMustGau
    26 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    I highly recomandate this fantastic tour! It was an incredible experience. First, Armaye is very accommodating and strives to plan everything fairly so that you can fully enjoy your time. Second, you will meet an exceptional team who are incredibly kind and helpful. Throughout the trek, they work hard to ensure a wonderful experience. Our guide, Awal, is extremely knowledgeable and thanks to him, we were able to see many animals, including ethiopian wolves multiple times. He also took care of our luggage during the trek and was always available to provide us with travel advice in his country. Lastly, he even helped us find our way back, so a big thank you for everything.
    26 Aug, 2023
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    chloejds
    27 Mar, 2023
    about provider
    For the ultimate Bale Mountains experience, I highly recommend choosing these guys ! Our time in Bale Mountains with Armaye and his team was truly unforgettable. The park itself is a stunning natural haven, incredibly remote and untamed, even more so than the Simens Mountains. The landscapes are breathtaking, and we were fortunate enough to spot the Ethiopian wolf on multiple occasions! Armaye's deep passion for nature and wildlife shines through in his extensive knowledge of Bale Mountains, his homeland. Throughout our journey in Ethiopia, he stood out as the best guide we encountered ! Idriss, the cook, impressed us with his culinary skills, preparing delicious meals amidst the wilderness with limited resources. Trekking with Armaye and his team in Bale Mountains is an unparalleled experience that should not be missed !
    27 Mar, 2023
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Dates and Prices

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    1 Apr – 15 Sep
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