Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP) is a protected area of approximately 2,200km and is located 400km south-east of Addis Ababa in Oromia National Regional State in south-eastern Ethiopia.It belongs to the Bale-Arsi massif, which forms the western section of the south-eastern Ethiopian highlands.The Bale Mountains National Park covers the largest area higher than 3000m above sea level (asl) in Africa. The highest peak in the Bale Mountain National Park, Tullu Dimtuu, at an altitude of 4377m asl, is the second highest peak in Ethiopia.
The park includes an Afro alpine plateau over 3500m asl, which is the largest area of Afro alpine habitat on the African continent, as well as a major section of moist tropical forest, the second largest in Ethiopia
It is covered with thick forest and grasslands and has meandering rivers.about 64 mammal species
have been recorded; 11 of them are endemic. These include mountain Nyala, Abyssinian wolf,
Klipspringer, Menelik bush buck, Olive baboon, Warthogs, Leopards, Duicker, Hyrax, Caracals
and Golden jackals. 220 birds including, 16 endemic species have also been recorded.
It gives opportunities of unsurpassed mountain walking, Horse trekking, Scenic driving and the chance to view many of Ethiopia’s endemic mammals in particular the Mountain Nyala, Semien Lammergeryer.