Bird watching tour Langano

Bird watching tour

  Tour operator: Tankwa Tours  
0 /Person

Description

Tour Code: TT-1041

Duration: 11 Days and 10 Nights

Tour Title: Bird watching tour

Transportation: Surface and flight

Ethiopia has numerous, diverse and colorful birds comparable and even much better than many African countries. One major reason for Ethiopia’s high profile among bird watchers is the large number of species that are endemic or near endemic- in Africa comparable only to South Africa and Tanzania. One major reason for a high degree of endemism in Ethiopia is the country’s diverse topography. The central highlands, the surrounding arid lowlands, the Rift valley that runs north south dotted with fresh water lakes support different range of habitat and hence diverse species of birds.

More than 830 species of birds (28 species are endemic) have been recorded, compared to 250 in UK. About 14 species are semi endemics sharing with Eritrea. The other advantage of birding in Ethiopia is the relative ease of spotting many species of birds including the endemic or the semi endemic species over a normal length holiday.

Where to watch birds?
Here below is highlight of Ethiopia’s main birding sites. However it should be clear that these lists are not the only possibilities to spot birds. It is intended to serve as a rough plan for a kind of birding program. Bird watchers need to allow at least a minimum of 10 days to cover all the areas listed below

Addis Ababa: Even in and around the capital, Addis Ababa, visitors can see a minimum of six to eight endemic or semi-endemic species.

North of Addis Ababa: The seasonally wet highland grasslands of the sululta plains, 31km north of Addis Ababa, support a good number of waders including the black-winged lapwing, around 30km further north, and the Blue Nile gorges around Debre Libanos are home to at least seven endemics or semi-endemics, among them the banded barbet, Rueppell’s chat and white-billed starling.

The town of Bahir Dar on the southern shore of Lake Tana supports many species of forest and wetland birds. On the Road to the Blue Nile Fall and at the fall visitors can expect to see many birds including the endemic black headed forest oriole, white collared pigeon, Yellow fronted parrot Between Bahir Dar and Axum are the spectacular Simien Mountains. Although the area’s birdlife is not as rich as that found in the Bale Mountain, the scenic crags and escarpments provide an unparalleled opportunity to see the soaring lammergeyer. Sightings of this immense bird and its incidental companion, the semi-endemic thick-billed raven, are almost guaranteed.

Where would you like to watch birds?

Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency organizes customized tours to a wide-range of bird watching destinations throughout Ethiopia. Please contact us for a full list of destinations we offer.

Description

Tour Code: TT-1041

Duration: 11 Days…

Read More

Description

Tour Code: TT-1041

Duration: 11 Days and 10 Nights

Tour Title: Bird watching tour

Transportation: Surface and flight

Ethiopia has numerous, diverse and colorful birds comparable and even much better than many African countries. One major reason for Ethiopia’s high profile among bird watchers is the large number of species that are endemic or near endemic- in Africa comparable only to South Africa and Tanzania. One major reason for a high degree of endemism in Ethiopia is the country’s diverse topography. The central highlands, the surrounding arid lowlands, the Rift valley that runs north south dotted with fresh water lakes support different range of habitat and hence diverse species of birds.

More than 830 species of birds (28 species are endemic) have been recorded, compared to 250 in UK. About 14 species are semi endemics sharing with Eritrea. The other advantage of birding in Ethiopia is the relative ease of spotting many species of birds including the endemic or the semi endemic species over a normal length holiday.

Where to watch birds?
Here below is highlight of Ethiopia’s main birding sites. However it should be clear that these lists are not the only possibilities to spot birds. It is intended to serve as a rough plan for a kind of birding program. Bird watchers need to allow at least a minimum of 10 days to cover all the areas listed below

Addis Ababa: Even in and around the capital, Addis Ababa, visitors can see a minimum of six to eight endemic or semi-endemic species.

North of Addis Ababa: The seasonally wet highland grasslands of the sululta plains, 31km north of Addis Ababa, support a good number of waders including the black-winged lapwing, around 30km further north, and the Blue Nile gorges around Debre Libanos are home to at least seven endemics or semi-endemics, among them the banded barbet, Rueppell’s chat and white-billed starling.

The town of Bahir Dar on the southern shore of Lake Tana supports many species of forest and wetland birds. On the Road to the Blue Nile Fall and at the fall visitors can expect to see many birds including the endemic black headed forest oriole, white collared pigeon, Yellow fronted parrot Between Bahir Dar and Axum are the spectacular Simien Mountains. Although the area’s birdlife is not as rich as that found in the Bale Mountain, the scenic crags and escarpments provide an unparalleled opportunity to see the soaring lammergeyer. Sightings of this immense bird and its incidental companion, the semi-endemic thick-billed raven, are almost guaranteed.

Where would you like to watch birds?

Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency organizes customized tours to a wide-range of bird watching destinations throughout Ethiopia. Please contact us for a full list of destinations we offer.

Select Date
Who No. Price
Adults 0 0

Total 0
Deposit Now 0

Privacy Policy

LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

Only the laws of Ethiopia govern Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency liability to its clients and all claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the court of Ethiopia in which the cause of action arises. Although every possible care is taken to safeguard you and your property, Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency accepts no liability for loss or damage of any personal effects. Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency will dispose its best efforts to assist visitors when dealing with third parties such as hotels, airlines and other transport companies and travel agents. However, Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency cannot be held responsible for any loss or harm such as sickness, injury, death or additional costs incurred due to denied boarding, overbooking, cancellation or delay caused by the third party.

PROGRAM RESERVATIONS

Contracts and agreements will be valid consequent to Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency confirmation of the booking signing a contractual agreement/form. At the time of confirmation, a deposit of 30% of the total cost is requested. The remaining amount of the total cost shall be paid 40 working Days before the tour commences. Unless prior arrangements have been made, Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency cannot be forced to conduct the tour if complete payment has not been received.

QUOTATIONS

Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency provides tour prices (quotations) on request. After the contractual agreement is concluded the final quoted price is non-negotiable. Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency offers prices with validity date & has a full right in revising the offered prices which are not confirmed within the time frame/validity date.

CANCELLATION

Cancellation of confirmed booking must be made in writing and cancellation received more than one month prior to departure is subject to a cancellation fee of 10% per person from the total rate of the tour. Cancellation received between 15 to 30days prior to departure will be subject to a penalty of 30% of the total rate of the tour. Cancellations received less than 15 days prior to departure will result in relinquishment of the entire tour rate. Tankwa Tours & Travel Agency strongly recommends trip cancellation insurance.


Days : 0 | Nights : 0


Inclusions


Exclusions



Write Review x

Please Note : Once review added cannot be deleted or updated