Bale Mountains National Park covers an area of approximately 2,150 square kilometers and rises to over 4,000 meters high to include the highest peak in the southern Ethiopian highlands. There are five distinct terrains in the park including grasslands, alpine meadows and forests which shelter the highest proportions of endemic wildlife in any terrestrial park in the world. Bale Mountain is also one of Africa’s top birding sites as it lays home to 310 species of birds and an additional 170 species of migratory birds. Spectacularly scenic, Bale Mountains lends itself to great exploration on foot, by horseback or vehicle. Trout fishing is another fantastic activity in these pristine mountains and both brown and rainbow trout can be found in the highland rivers.