Bale Mountain National Park
The Bale Mountains National Park is located in southern Ethiopia, and 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. Bale Mountains is renowned for being home to the largest populations of the Ethiopian wolf, Mountain Nyala, and the endemic Bale monkey. Home to Ethiopia’s densest concentration of large mammals, and filled with spectacular birdlife, the park is a must for animal lovers and birders. Visitors can explore the area on horseback, go fishing, and try the locally-produced coffee and honey.