BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Bale Mountains National park has an area of 2,000km2 and is set with high altitude plateau that is broken by numerous spectacular volcanic plugs and peaks, beautiful alpine lakes and rushing mountain streams that descend into deep rocky gorges on their way to the lowlands. As you ascend higher into the mountains, you will experience changes in the vegetation from juniper forests to heather moorlands and alpine meadows, which at various times of year exhibit an abundance of colorful wildflowers. The Bale Mountains National Park contains the largest area for Afro–Alpine habitat in the whole of the continent. The Park gives visitors opportunities for unsurpassed mountain walking, horse trekking, scenic driving and the chance to view many of Ethiopia’s endemic birds and mammals, particularly the Ethiopian Wolf, Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bush Buck and many other species of animals in addition to Endemic birds such as Roget Rail. The Harenna forest is also unique vegetation in the National Park.