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BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

 

Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP) is the largest remaining alpine habitat on the African continent. It was declared in 1970 and is currently 2200km2 in area.
The Park   contains the biggest continuous area of Afro-alpine (~1000 km2, circa 17.5% of all Afro-alpine) and a large proportion of the second largest moist tropical forest in Ethiopia.
Bale Mountains National Park gives you opportunities for unsurpassed mountain walking, horse trekking, scenic driving and the changes to view many of Ethiopia's endemic mammals, in particular Ethiopian wolves/ Semien fox, Menelik's Bushbuckand Mountain Nyala. It

supports the largest population of Ethiopian wolves (~350 individuals,   55% of the global population), Mountain Nyala (~1000 individuals, 50% of the global population), and many other endemic species and important populations like giant mole-rats, the Bale monkey are found in the park. In the park, birds such as the Thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose, Rouget's Rail, etc. scenic driving and the changes to view many of Ethiopia's endemic mammals, in particular the Mountain Nyala and Semien Fox, and birds such as the Thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose, Rouget's Rail, etc can easily be seen in Bale Mountains National Park. Bale is the southern-most breeding population of golden eagles, wattled cranes and a large breeding population of bearded vulture. The wetlands and forests of Bale are the source of major rivers which provide a significant proportion of the perennial water supply to approximately 10 million people in South-eastern Ethiopia and Somalia.

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