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Bale mountains is an area of high altitude plateau that is broken by numerous Ethiopian Wolf spectacular volcanic plugs and peaks, beautiful alpine lakes and rushing mountain streams that descend into deep rocky gorges on their way to the lowlands below. The Bale Mountains rise from the extensive surrounding farm lands at 2,500 meters above sea level to the west, north and east. The National Park is divided into two major parts by the spectacular Harenna escarpment that runs from east to west. The climate of the Bale Mountains is characterized by a high rainfall and periods of damp cloudy weather interspersed with brilliant blue skies. The dry season is usually from November to February. The temperature may rise to as high as 30centigrade. Nights are star-filled, clear and cold, usually with heavy ground frosts. Temperatures may fall between -6 and -15 degrees centigrade in the main peak area of the park. The dry season is the best time to visit the national park, especially for walking and horse trekking in the high mountain area. The meadows, stream banks, forest floor and grasslands of the Bale Mountains contain much different vegetation, and are a further fascinating facet of this area.

This region contributes visually to your enjoyment and understanding of this wonderful wild place .The Mountains are also famous as home and refuge of the endemic Mountain Nyala and the Ethiopian Wolf. Both these mammals occur in reasonable numbers, and visits to the Gasay area and the Senate plateau will ensure you see both. The Ethiopian Wolf is found only in Bale and Simien Mountains and nowhere else in the world. It feeds on rodents and as a result is mainly found at the higher altitudes where rodents abound. There are more than twenty other small to large-sized mammals like Menelik's Bushbuck, Reedbuck, monkeys and many others.