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Ethiopia is one of the most diverse countries in Africa with regards to culture, geography, nature and wildlife,  the land of superlatives, extremities, where Simien Wolfs roam the mountains and Lammergeiers rule the skies. Dominated by the breathtaking highlands and filled with the richest historical heritage of the entire continent, Ethiopia is one of the most sought-after and enigmatic destinations in Africa. Ethiopia's 9 national parks and 4 wildlife sanctuaries are renowned for their diverse fauna and flora. The extraordinary and unique wildlife includes many endemic species: 31 mammals, 31 birds, 9 reptiles, 24 amphibians and about 1000 plants. Our tour takes us to 3 national parks and several wildlife reserves. We explore the Rift Valley lakes, the Afro-Alpine Highlands, savannahs, lush forests and deserts in search of endemic and regional endemic birds, mammals and other wildlife.

We visit Geffersa Reservoir and Jemmu Gorge around Addis for Wattled Ibis, Erlanger's Lark, Rüppell’s Chat and many more. We reach Lake Langano to see thousands of flamingos and stop at various wetlands and Lake Ziway on the way. We explore the Abiyata-Shalla National Park and Wondo Genet National Forest. We spend 2 days in the Bale Mountains National Park visiting the Sanetti Plateau in quest of Spot-breasted Plover and Rouget's Rail and Harenna Escarpment. Depending on the itinerary you chose we visit Genale River in search of Ruspoli’s Turaco and Liben Plains for Sidamo and Gillett’s Lark or we go to Sof Omar to search Narina Trogon, Salvadori's Serin, Bristle-crowned Starling. We also spend days in Yabello Wildlife Sanctuary to see Stresemann's Bush-Crow. We explore Lake Awassa and Awash National Park. On the way back to Addis if time permits we visit Fantele Crater to see Boran Cisticola. 
We organize birdwatching tours to Ethiopia 10+ years & can tailor our itineraries to your needs. All pics were made during our tours.

Tour to Ethiopia

  • Abyssinian endemics

    Ethiopia, 17 days

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Highlights

Endemic birds

Blue-winged Goose

Wattled Ibis

Harwood’s Francolin

Rouget’s Rail

Spot-breasted Lapwing

White-collared Pigeon

Yellow-fronted Parrot

Black-winged Lovebird

Ruspoli’s Turaco

Abyssinian Owl

Banded Barbet

Abyssinian

Woodpecker

Degodi Lark

Sidamo Lark

Erlanger’s Lark

White-tailed Swallow

Abyssinian

Slaty-Flycatcher

Rüppell’s Chat

White-winged

Cliff-Chat

Abyssinian Catbird

White-backed Black-Tit

Stresemann’s

Bush-Crow

Thick-billed Raven

Dark-headed Oriole

White-billed Starling

Lineated Pytilia

Abyssinian Longclaw

Abyssinian Siskin

White-throated

Seedeater

Ankober Serin

Yellow-throated Serin

Salvadori’s Serin

Near-endemic birds

Moorland Francolin

Erckel's Francolin

Chestnud-naped

Francolin

Heuglin's Bustard

Little Brown Bustard

White-winged Collared

Dove

Somali Bee-eater

White-cheeked Turaco

Black-billed

Wood-hoopoe

Friedmann's Lark

Collared Lark

Gillett's Lark

Abyssinian Lark

Blanford's Lark

Masked Lark

Moorland Chat

Sombre Rock-Chat

Somali Wheatear

Boran Cisticola

Brown-tailed Apalis

Short-billed Crombec

Somali Crombec

Cretzschmar's Warbler

Broad-ringed White-Eye

Scaly Chatterer

Scaly Babbler

White-rumped Babbler

Red-naped Bushshrike

Somali Sparrow

Swainson's Sparrow

Salvadori's Weaver

Brown-rumped

Seedeater

Donaldson-Smith's

Sparrow-Weaver

Abyssinian

Grosbeak-Canary

Black-throated Firefinch

Absyssinian Waxbill