Bale Mountains National Park

simen_b05bale_bWith their vast moorlands, extensive heath, virgin woodlands, pristine mountain streams and alpine climate, the Bole mountains remain an untouched and beautiful world. Rising to a height of more than 4,000 metres, the range borders the southern highlands of Ethiopia. The establishment of the 2,400 square kilometres park was crucial to the survival of the mountain Nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck and Simien red wolf. The Bale mountain offer some fine high-altitude horse and foot trekking and the streams of the park are well stocked with rainbow and brown trout. The Park contains the highest peak in southern Ethiopia, Tullu Deemtu. The centre of the park is the high saneti plateau of 4,000 metres, which is crossed by the highest all-weather road in Africa.