Bale Mountains National Park

Bale Mountains National Park

Located 400km southeast of Addis Ababa, Bale Mountains National Park contains a spectacularly diverse landscape. The high altitude, afro-montane Sanetti Plateau rises to over 4,000m and includes the highest peak in the southern Ethiopia highlands. This undulating plateau is marked by numerous glacial lakes and swamps and surrounded by higher volcanic ridges and peaks. The southern slopes are covered by the lush and largely unexplored Harenna Forest. The forest is also a home for different pig species, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and African hunting dogs among others. Moreover the Bale Mountains are home to 16 endemic bird species. It is one of the best sites to spot the endangered Ethiopian Wolf, especially on the spectacular Sanetti Plateau, as the sun rises.

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