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Birding and Trekking - Ethiopia

Cranes are ambassador of the wetland ecosystem, conserve them!

 

Menz-Guassa Community Conservation Area

Trek on foot or on travel by mule to experience Ethiopia’s unique natural and culture heritage and traditional village life in the Ethiopian highlands. Discover breathtaking views bursting with endemic birds and mammals such as the iconic Ethiopian wolf and the charismatic gelada. The stunning scenery …https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guassa_Community_Conservation_Are

Trekking 4 days

Day 1: Arrive at Guassa Community Lodge at Regreg around lunchtime,

Day 2: Treking from Regreg to Atse Wiha Camping ground, 

Day 3: Cheguarit Meda, traditional Menz village at Tebab.

Day 4: Enjoy a short trek to the main road then back to Addis Ababa

Alatish National Park

The trekking routes are selected based on the vegetation description of the park.

Trekking 5 days

Day 1: Arrive Gelegu, Quara town

Day 2: trekking The sites are major: the northern part and its associated buffer zone areas (Amijale, Marwuha, Grara, Bermil, and Amrakuba), which scrub and woodland vegetation is the major description;

Day 2: The eastern including the nearby ‘woreda’ town, Mehadid, Gelegu river, riverine woodland, and woodland is the major ones;

Day 3: The central (Alatish river, Megenagna area up to Demir the center), where riverine, wood grassland is the major one;

Day 4: the Southeastern side (Bambaho to Ayima river), where riverine and open sandy woodland is the major;

Day 5:  finally the central, south and southwestern up to Omedlla, which grass, acacia woodland is dominated).

The special birds are Black-billed Barbet Lybius guifsobalito, Black-headed Gonolek Laniarius erythrogaster, Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus, Egyptian Plover Pluvianus aegyptius, Four-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles quadricinctus, Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon badia, Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus, Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri, Rueppell's Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis purpuropterus, Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis, Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus,White-headed (Cretzschmar's) Babbler Turdoides leucocephalus. In addition , Savanna (common) Baboon Papio cynocephalus Anubis, Grivet Monkey Chlorocebus aethiops, Patas Monkey Erythrocebus patas, Common Warthog Phacochoerus africanus, Greater kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros, Oribi Ourebia ourebi, and others mammals are common to see.

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