Ethiopia Bird Watching Holidays
for Species that Exist Nowhere Else
With an Ethiopia Bird Watching Holidays package you may find yourself spoiled for choice with over
830 recorded species and 23 species found nowhere else in the world.
Let Elias, a certified and professional safari guide with an excellent knowledge of wild-life and
birds be your guide. He has earned an advanced diploma from his studies in Nairobi, Kenya and has a rich
experience in accompanying international and local bird watchers to the best bird sites of Ethiopia.
Elias has traveled extensively throughout the national parks and reserves of Ethiopia, Kenya and
North Tanzania. He is a member of 'Ethiopian Wildlife and History Society' and 'Nature Kenya' and is also a keen
No other aspect of Ethiopia’s biology typifies its unique situation more than its prolific and numerous bird
fauna does. In fact in a recent report, Ethiopia's Bale Mountain region was voted No.4 on a list of the
best birding sites by the African Bird Club.
Ethiopia also benefits from the incredible variety of Africa’s bird life as well as the presence of species
which have migrated from Europe.
Of the ten bird families endemic to the African mainland, eight are represented in Ethiopia.
Discover the amazing experience of an Ethiopia Bird Watching Holiday to the Blue Nile gorges
around Debrelibanos, home to at least 7 endemic bird species.
An extraordinary part of any Ethiopia Bird Watching Holiday is to tour the lakes, swamps,
marshes and rivers.
Here you will find more than 50% of the country’s bird species.
Overlooking the waters edge there are great spots from which you will see an astonishing variety of abundant
You may well find yourself spoiled for choice with so may great bird spots, among them the Akaki wetlands
boasting a descent variety of waders, ducks, and flamingoes.
There is also Lake Ziway for its water birds, including herons and storks and Lake Langano
providing a habitat for the hornbill, fan-tailed raven and helmet shrike.
On our Ethiopia Bird Watching Holidays you could also visit Lake Abiata and Lake Shala.
These are known for their feeding and nesting grounds of greater and lesser flamingos and the great white
Lake Awasa is home to the African pygmy-goose along with various species of stork, ibis, crake,
heron and coot.
You may also experience an excellent variety of birds including many endemics.
Such as the thick billed raven, the Abyssinian slaty flycatcher or the Abyssinian Woodpecker in
the thickly forested hills of Wondogenet.
Bale mountains national park, isolated from other similar habitats in Africa by low and dry areas is the other
spectacular spot for one of Ethiopia's Bird Watching Holidays.
You will find details of an example holiday at Bale Mountains in one of our downloadable brochures. But,
recognizing that often you may require something a little different, we also offer bird watching holidays
customized to your exact needs.
Bale Mountains is a favorite destination among birders and famous for its large number of Ethiopian
It is also rich in streams and little alpine lakes. These provide food and security for unusual water birds such
as the Ruddy Shelduck and the elegant Wattled Crane.
You could also have an opportunity to see European birds pass the dry season in the mountains before returning
to Europe as do several birds of prey such as the Steppe Eagle and Kestrel.
If you are really lucky you could be one of the few people on one of our Ethiopia Bird Watching Holidays to
experience the excitement of discovering more than the 23 birds endemic to Ethiopia, since another 7 species have
been reported in the past few years.
Or you might beat the record of 328 species seen during one 23 day tour.