Bale Mountains National Park
One of Ethiopia’s most well known National Parks as it has the highest recorded level of endemic species of animals, birds and plants and the last real stronghold of the critically endangered Simien Wolves. The Park has many different habitats with forests, grasslands, Afro-Montane moor land, volcanic crags and lakes. Much of this created by lava outflows from before the Great Rift Valley was formed and then repeated Glaciation the last of which thawed 2000years ago.
Species to look for here are Mennelik’s Bush Buck, Simien Wolf, Mountain Nyala – The Blue-Winged Goose, Spot Breasted Lapwing, Abyssinian Catbird, and Yellow fronted parrot.