Bale Mountains

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Oromia, Ethiopia, Africa
Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Scrambling
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14360 ft / 4377 m
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Bale Mountains
Created On: Jan 22, 2012
Last Edited On: Jan 22, 2012


The Bale Mountains (sometimes known as the Urgoma Mountains) are situated in the southeast of Ethiopia in an area know as the Oromia region. It contains Ethiopia second highest mountain Tullu Deemtu at 4377m. It is also home to one of the largest areas of Afro-alpine environment in the world containing the senetti plateau. It is home to many rare and endangered plants and animals, most notably the "rarest canid in the world" the Ethiopian Wolf

Getting There

From Addis Ababa a bus is available toward Robe or Goba one disembarks at Dinsho. From Dinsho go to the national park ofice to collect permits.

Red Tape

Permits are required.
Payment for wild camping is required.
Guides are NOT required.

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Camping is available throught the Bale Mountains. Although there are campsites they are not equipped with any facilities they are just good places to camp.

40birr per tent for a 1-4 person tent, more that 4 person tent is 60birr

Camping in Dinsho is available and is best at Dinsho Lodge which also has rooms.

Contact - The Warden, Dinsho Lodge, PO Box 107, Goba, Ethiopia

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