Tours to the Bale Mountains

The Bale Mountains can be accessed via a domestic flight from Addis Ababa. You will fly in to the nearby airport town of Robe, and from here it is a couple of hours drive into the national park (depending on where you are staying).

Another great options is to drive down to the Bale Mountains along the Rift Valley. This epic road trip takes 2-3 days, and gives you a real insight into Ethiopian life. There are a number of charming lakeside lodges set up along the Rift Valley to nicely break up the journey. 

The Bale Mountains are usually explored over the course of 2-3 days, with overnights at the incredible Bale Mountains Lodge. Accommodation options in the mountains are extremely limited, with Bale Mountains Lodge being the only top-end option available. Your only other options are the Wabe Shebelle Hotel in Goba, which is not good quality, or camping in the mountains - an excellent option for those wanting to experience the most of the great outdoors. 

The Bale Mountains are the best spot to find the endemic Ethiopian Wolf which hangs out in the Sanetti Plateau in the north of the park. Head further south, and you'll discover the vast Harenna Forest, a jungle-esque wilderness home to a huge diversity of wildlife.

There are some excellent hiking and trekking routes in the Bale Mountains - and if you camp out in these mountains, you'll have the entire national park to yourself. 

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