Explore Ethiopia

PALPABLE HOWLS & TRIBAL HYMNS

10 NIGHTS

CONSCIOUS JOURNEY

Exceptional Afro-alpine ecosystems, privileged private viewings of Ethiopian Wolves in their highest density areas and high quality viewing of large mammal endemics...need we say more?

Arrive at Addis Ababa International Airport in Addis Ababa.

Connect with a private charter flight to Robe Airport (50 minutes).

50km private road transfer through the rural highland countryside to the unique mobile tented camp.

Expedition: Ethiopian Wolf Mobile Camp.

BALE MOUNTAINS, ETHIOPIA

Expedition:
Ethiopian Wolf Mobile Camp

4 NIGHTS

Isolated islands in the sky harbour the last populations of this striking and charismatic creature (at any one time the global population is between 250 and 500 animals). Like these ‘red jackals’, just about everything up here – plants, birds, mammals, scenery – is different from the rest of Africa. The age of the landscape, the solitude, and the unique environment cannot fail to make an impact on you.

On this expedition, as we search for wolves, we explore all of the accessible parts of the Bale ecosystem – from the grasslands at Gaysay, to the juniper woodlands at Dinsho, the plateau at Sanetti and more – in search of other species like Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bushbuck and the Bale Monkey, not to mention birds like Blue-winged Goose and a veritable feast of raptors.

BALE MOUNTAINS, ETHIOPIA

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive at camp from Robe Airport, meet your guide and settle in.

DAY 2

Early morning in search of wolves by vehicle or on foot. Afternoon in the grasslands of Gaysay and woodland forests of Dinsho watching Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bushbuck, Bohor Reedbuck, Blue-winged Goose and Rouget’s Rail. 

DAY 3

Another early morning near camp in search of wolves. Afternoon walk near camp exploring caves, streams, ponds and the rugged landscape.

DAY 4

Day trip across the high Sanetti Plateau, through the Tolkienesque Hypercum woodlands and down into the Harenna Forest in search of Guereza Colobus, Bale Monkey and Giant Forest Hog with a delicious picnic lunch en-route.

DAY 5

Early morning with wolves, if time allows, before departure back to Robe Airport.

50km private road transfer to Robe Airport.

Private charter to Murule Airstrip.

Boat transfer to Lale's Camp (40 min).

Lale's Camp including one night Fly Camping.

OMO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Ethiopia

Lale's Camp

6 Nights

Lale’s Camp was co-founded more than two decades ago by the legendary guide Lale Birwa, this idyllic and ultra-remote camp is situated under the cooling shade of tamarind trees on the banks of the Omo River. 

From this comfortable base excursions are made to isolated villages of Kara, Hamer and Mursi people. Remote from the main tourist circuit, guests at Lale’s are the only foreigners who visit the area, making Lale’s Camp a unique place and experience. Quite simply, there is nothing else like it in Ethiopia.

WHY HERE?

  • This is the most authentic low impact way to experience the tribal cultures of the lower Omo Valley (Kara, Hamer, Mursi);
  • Integrated into, and benefitting, the local Kara community;
  • The opportunity to encounter unusual wildlife species as well as traditional cultures in a truly remote and disconnected region.

Boat transfer to Murule Airstrip (40 min).

Private charter to Addis Ababa International Airport (90 min).

Depart from Addis Ababa International Airport to your next destination.

The Ethiopian Highlands, the Ethiopian Wolf and other endemic fauna and flora that survive there, are relics of a long-forgotten age. Not to mention the trilogy of cultural experiences in the Omo Valley. Be one of the lucky few to experience this once in a lifetime adventure.

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