Bale Mountains National Park

Bale Mountains National Park The BALE MOUNTAINS, with their vast moorlands and their extensive heath land, virgin woodlands, pristine mountain streams and alpine climate remain untouched and beautiful world. Rising to a height of more than 4,000 meter, the range borders Ethiopia’s southern highlands, whose highest peak, Mount Tulludimtu the second highest peak in Ethiopia stands at 4,377meters.

The establishment of the 2,400 sq km, Bale Mountains National park was crucial to the survival of the four endemic mammals, mountain nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck, Ethiopian wolf and giant mole rat and different endemic species of birds including Rouget’s Rail, Abyssinian Woodpecker, Abyssinian Cat Bird, White Backed Black Tit, Olive Trash, Wattle Ibis and Crane are some of the species inhabiting the park. Besides Bale Mountains offer some fine high-altitude horse and foot trekking, and the streams of the park, which become important rivers further down steam are well stocked with rainbow and brown trout Fishes.