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|Bale Mountain Park|
The park is situated 400 kms southeast of Addis Ababa, with an area of high altitude plateau of 2470sq.km with a numerous spectacular volcanic plugs and peaks, beautiful tiny alpine lakes and rushing streams from the mountain descending to deep rocky gorges on their way down to the lowlands .bale mountain national park is one of the largest Afro-Alpine habitat in Africa. It offers visitors with opportunities of mountaineering, horse trekking, scenic drive, and occasion to view some of Ethiopian endemic mammals. The park was first established to serve as a sanctuary for the three rare endemic species of animals, namely, Ethiopian Wolf, Mountain Nyala and Menilik Bushbuck. About 1600 flora species shelter in the park of which 160 are endemic to Ethiopia and 34 are strictly endemic to the park. Altitudes ranging between 1500-4450 meters above sea level, interims of temperature the park experience between -15oc- 260c . Fauna -78 mammals’ species of which 17 are endemic to Ethiopia .there are rare and endangered as well as endemic species (Ethiopian Wolf and Mountain Nyala) over 280 bird species have been recorded including eight endemic: - yellow-fronted parrot, Abyssinian long claw, spot breasted plover, Abyssinian wood pecker, Abyssinian cat bird) And much more. There are several rare endemic frogs, including four specious.