On this brief, yet exciting tour, we will commence our adventures at the ancient city of Gondar, famed for its spectacular and unique medieval castles. We will then continue to the lofty heights of the awe-inspiring Simien Mountains National Park, which holds the only population of the rare and magnificent Walia Ibex. Here we can also expect a bounty of birds as well as a wonderful selection of very scarce and range-restricted mammals, including huge troops of gentle and ridiculously confiding Geladas and, with a bit of luck, Ethiopian Wolf – the world’s rarest canid – to name just some of the many potential highlights!
The spectacular scenery, fascinating history, diverse cultures and astonishing wildlife make this a really superb finale to one of the most thoroughly enjoyable destinations in Africa!
Bearded Vulture, Thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Rouget’s Rail, Chestnut-naped Francolin, Spot-breasted Lapwing, White-billed Starling, Red-billed Chough, White-collared Pigeon, Banded Barbet, White-fronted & Rüppell's Black Chat, White-winged Cliff Chat, Abyssinian Catbird, White-backed Black Tit, Abyssinian Longclaw, Yellow-rumped & Brown-rumped Seedeater, Ethiopian Siskin
Ethiopian Wolf, Gelada, Walia Ibex
afro-alpine moorland with Giant Lobelias, rocky slopes, cliffs
temperate in highlands, rain is not expected
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
comfortable to very comfortable hotels & lodges
Ease of Birding
spectacular scenery, the highest hotel in Africa, medieval castles of Gondar, Simien Mountains