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Address: Goba, Ethiopia

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A wonderful and special experience

We had a quick 2-night camping trip to Bale National Park on a quest to see the rare Ethiopian Wolf. We were not disappointed as we had 3 sightings, a very special experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a quick 2-night camping trip to Bale National Park on a quest to see the rare Ethiopian Wolf. We were not disappointed as we had 3 sightings, a very special experience! What I was not expecting was to be in wonder at everything else the park has to offer...their slogan, "One Park, Many Worlds" is spot on. An... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

where can you see wolves, golden eagles, owls etc in such a fantastic landscape, i guess nowhere but in bale mountains. Fantastic!!

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Noosa Heads
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Ethiopia keeps up with its surprises ! So much variety in scenery and culture ! The Bale Mountains are very special. Beautiful and varied scenery and very different cultures to the rest of Ethiopia. Wild life abounds and I have never seen so much of it anywhere else in Africa. A very nice part of the world !

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1 Thank James H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Looking for the Ethiopian wolves in the plateau of this NP was one of the most special experiences i have had so far. This place is so different from anything i have seen before. Also, you won't find many tourists around. The only thing I didn't like was that buses go through this park to other towns, so sometimes it... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

The Bale Mountains is worthwhile for adventure and wildlife lovers.I have visited the area more than five times.The only African highland road access park. One can do the whole trip using vehicle or can do camping. The are has the largest ecosystem with variety of birds, mammals and many plant species with a spectacular landscapes.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This is an absolutely delightful and awe inspiring destination. No one would regret visiting here. The tourist infrastructure is on the undeveloped side (with the exception of the classy & expensive Bale Mountains Lodge) but it's a place worth enduring some below par accommodation in order to experience its wonder. Dinsho Lodge has its issues (cold showers, smokey fire, outdoor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

I visited this National Park with a friend. Our main purpose was wildlife photography due to the large number of endemic and rare species, beautiful landscapes and varied habitats. Everyone always focuses on the highlands and Ethiopian wolves, but i absolutely loved the Harenna forest as well! I really recommend our knowledgable, friendly and funny guide: Ahmed Allo from Bale... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were lucky to be referred to Ayuba Ahmed, based in Dinsho at Bale Mountains Eco Tours/Bale Trails. We hired him and a driver for four days to explore the Bale Mountains, Sanetti Plateau, and Harenna Forest. He's an excellent guide and knows the area intimately; in fact, he helped us find the rare Prince Ruspoli's turaco. He's reliable, easy... More 

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Shaka's Rock, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Firstly it is safe to travel in Ethiopia and everyone is friendly and welcoming. We travelled to Bale Mountains and we were lucky enough to see the Ethiopian wolf, Bale monkeys, Colobus/guereza monkeys, Verreaux Eagles, Auger buzzards and many other endemic birds too many to mention. This entire mountain area with its complex plant and animal life is being severely... More 

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Lalibela, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

I have been also to this beautiful mountain for a business trip and it is really a wonderful place to visit for animals lover!

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