Bale Mountains National Park From the largest remaining montane forest, to the largest high-altitude plateau in Africa, this national park has much to offer to tourists that love wild spaces, trekking and wildlife watching. Tourism in Bale is on the increase, contributing to community associations of guides, horse lenders and porters, and local businesses. Useful links: Bale Mountains National Park; Bale Mountains Lodge
Simien Mountains National Park This park contains the most amazing views and scarpments within the highlands of Ethiopia. Visitor numbers are steadly increasing, mainly attracted by endemic wildlife such as the endangered walia ibex, Ethiopian wolf and gelada. Useful links: Simien Mountains National Park; Simien Lodge; Limalimo Lodge.
Menz-Guassa Located in the Central Highlands, Guassa-Menz is a community-based initiative already attracting many visitors and providing locals with a tangible income and an incentive to conserve this Afroalpine area. Great place to observe Ethiopian wolves and gelada. Useful link: Menz-Guassa Community Conservation Area.
Abuna Yoseph Community-based tourism is also growing in this mountain range near Lalibela, providing tourists with the opportunity to combine the historic route with mountain trekking and sightings of endemic wildlife including Ethiopian wolves and gelada. Useful link: Abuna Yoseph Community Conservation Area,