I am looking at planning a trip to Ethiopia, going to Simien Mountains National Park, Bale Mountains National Park and Awash National Park and have a few questions.
First off the animals i wish to see are; Geladas, Hamadryas baboons, bale vervets, colobus, walia ibex, nyala, oryx and the ethiopian wolf, and from what ive read the 3 parks i listed are the best for these. am i right? Also if anyone has info on seeing striped hyena, caracal or ethiopian mountain adder id be very interested (although im guessing these are very rare)
Second, when i normally go on safari, i do self guided safaris (mainly in kruger seeing as i live nearby) is this possible in these national parks or do i have to have a guide. Also does anyone recommend a guide or will i be able to find most animals just by wandering/driving around?
Finally how do you explore each national park, are there hiking trails (of sorts) so you dont get lost or do you just have to have a good sense of direction?
This is my first time posting on tripadvisor so any info would be helpful