Lake Tana & Blue Nile fall



Ert Ale active Volcano



Sof Omar cave


  Festivals & Ceremonies
(major ceremonies which are heald through out the year)

There are a lot of festivals and Ceremonies which will be held throughout the year. It will be one of the best memoriable stay here if you are arround the day which most of the major festivals and ceremonies are held. Some of them are discripbed below.

Semien Fox

The Semien (Red Fox) is a member of a dog family through not a dog. It has vibrant red colour with under marking and thick black and busy tail. Its ear is pointed. The Red Fox reaches to a height of 60cm at the shoulder. It feeds on grasses, Rats, Birds, Hares, and Hyrax. It can rarely be seen in the Semien mountain national park. However, the Red Fox is abundantly found in Bale mountains national park.

Mountain Nyala

Another of Ethiopias many endemic species stately, the mountain Nyala has white marking on the legs and white spots on the face. The female are seen in parties of 10-15. However, males are commonly observed lonesome. An old male Nyala has dark gray colour while the female is redder. Females possess long necks and large ears but not horns like the males whose horns extend 88cm. A Nyala stands 135cm at the shoulder and weights 200-250kgs. And the weight of the bull reaches to 300kgs. Nyala lie in shady places during the hottest time of the day. Therefore, the best time to watch Nyala is 5 in the afternoon. It is also seen in the morning and evening when it descends down the mountain for grazing. The Bale mountain national park alone hosts about 4,000-5,000 Nyalas. Some are seen in Arsi highlands.

Gelada Baboon

The large fascinating mammals with the height of 75cms for the male. Their face is dark gray with wrinkles and long stiff hair. They live on the altitudes of more than 4500 meters. In the evening, they descend from the high steep cliffs to their caves where they rest on ledges usually handled together for warmth. In the cliff and scatted out in search of food. They feed on herbs, grasses and roots; hence they are herbivorous. One can observe them roaming in large troops of up to 400, especially in the semien mountain national park. They are also found in Debre Libanos and Debre Sina areas along the main roads from Addis Ababa to the Blue Nile gorge and to Dessie town respectively.


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