Rafu Bale Mountains

Bale Mountains

Bale National park( Bale Mountain )

This national park has a beautiful landscape, natural forests and great wild life. All visitors have unforgettable memories about the nature, as well as the good knowledge about the traditional medicine. In Bale Mountains grow different types of plants for traditional medicine.

One special activity for Bale Mountains is horse riding. You can do horse riding for some days and sleep in tents. You also can do normal trekking and walking in the Bale Mountains.

It is located 400 km south east of Addis Ababa. Bale Mountains National Park contains a spectacular diverse landscape, the high altitude, Afro-Montana plateau rises to over 4000 m and includes the highest peaks 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 UN explored Harenna forest.

It is a good place for hikers, wildlife watchers, culture and nature enthusiasts, and bird watchers. Also Bale Mountains are one of the highest parks in Africa where you can go by horseback, go fishing or experience an authentic community trying local coffee and honey.