These pictures were all taken by tour member, Chris Brookings.

This male Gelada Baboon to the north of Addis was just sat by the road side.

This Lammergeier sailed close by us several times at the Jemma Gorge.


Long-crested Eagle is the former name for Crested Eagle. Looking at this picture I am sticking with the old name.


Spectacled Weaver in a restaurant garden.

Superb Starlings were very common in many areas.

A bit of a gruesome picture! These Thick-billed Ravens can be quite tame and we got great views of this one at some road kill.

Abyssinian Ground Hornbills usually only take to flight when they are going to roost.


Orange-breasted Bush-Shrike.


Silvery-cheeked Hornbills were common around the grounds at Bishangari Lodge


Salt's Dik-dik. These tiny antelopes often 'froze' by the roadside giving good viewing opportunities... if you could spot them!









Here are just a few of the many superb photos taken by Bob Martin on our latest Ethiopia trip


Abyssinian Longclaw

Abyssinian Owl

Abyssinian Roller

Abyssinian Wheatear

Abyssinian Woodpecker

African Fish Eagle

AAbyssinian Ground Hornbill

Black Crowned Crane

Black-winged Lovebird

Blue-wBlue-winged Goose

Golden-breasted Starling


Long-crested Eagle

Beisa Oryx

Red-throated Wryneck

Spotted Creeper

Thick-billed Raven

Vulturine Guineafowl







In January, Andy led our regular tour to Ethiopia. Cliff Buckton kindly sent us his incredible photographs from the trip. Enjoy!

If you would like to see more of Cliff's photographs, click here for a link to his Flickr site





Jalada Baboon






African Pygmy Kingfisher


Sacred Ibis


Long-crested Eagle


Grivet Monkey



Hadada Ibis


Red-fronted Tinkerbird


Stresemann's Bush-crows


Orange-bellied Parrot


 Buff-crested Bustard


Rosy-patched Bush-shrike


White-crowned Starling


African Harrier-Hawk


 Augur Buzzard


Chestnut-naped Francolin


Wattled Ibis


Common Duiker


Ruppell's Robin-Chat


Mountain Thrush


Chestnut-naped Francolin


Abyssinian Wolf


Abyssinian Wolf with prey



Augur Buzzard


Rouget's Rail


Cape Eagle-owl


 Thick-billed Raven


Lappet-faced (centre), White-headed (right and left) and Hooded (front) Vultures


 Ruppell's Vulture


 Black-and-white Colobus Monkey


 Black-and-white Colobus Monkey


Northern Carmine Bee-eater


Northern Ground Hornbill


 Slender-tailed Nightjar


Red-throated Wryneck


Bearded Woodpecker


Greyish Eagle-owl


Northern White-crowned Shrike


Grant's Gazelle


Somali Ostrich chick


Red-billed Oxpecker


White-rumped Babbler


 African Goshawk


 Blue-breasted Bee-eater


 Marabou Stork


Kori Bustard


Spotted Hyena


male White-bellied Bustard


Beisa Oryx


Salt's Dik-dik


Heuglin's Courser


Black-chested Snake Eagle


African Pygmy-goose










Many of these pictures were taken by Phil Jones, a member of our 2013 party. A few (less good ones) were taken by Andy with his pocket camera. We hope there will be more to come from others on the trip in due course.



This Salt's Dik-dik was surprisingly approachable. It was hoping we could not see it.


Dramatic landscape and flowers in the Bale Mountains.


We had incredibly close views of up to a dozen Ethiopian Wolves. This one was digging out a large vole.


It was great to see so many and so well.


Mountain Nyala is a species of antelope that is endemic to Ethiopia.


We saw several Long-crested Eagles by the roadside.


Thick-billed Raven is just one of many endemics we saw well.


The dramatic The dramatic Jemma Valley where we saw many endemics.


Gelada Baboons were quite approachable and much more appealing than the Olive Baboons which we saw regularly.


Northern Carmine Bee-eater.


Rouget's Rail was a confiding and common endemic and was seen regularly whilst we were in the Bale Mountains.


We couldn't resist another wolf picture!


Beautiful scenery on the Sanetti Plateau.


Klaas's Cuckoo showed well in the 'garden' at Bishangari.


This is one of several unrelated plants known as Desert Rose.


Vulturine Guineafowl. You just have to see these in the flesh to appreciate the exquisite markings and colours.


This Hippo, just by our hotel at Awassa, had a one day old baby but he was not so easy to photograph.


Slender-tailed Nightjar was the commonest nightjar and we saw them by both day and night. This one was in a hotel garden.

Bohor Reedbuck- one of the many mammal species of which we got great views.

Shelley's Starling- every bit as superb as Superb Starling!

Guereza or Black and White Colobus  was seen many times and they were often quite tame.

Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbills were at the peak of breeding condition. This male had a spectacular magenta throat patch.

The old Portuguese Bridge at the Jemma Valley was the scene for several endemics and some spectacular views of raptors... spectacular scenery!

We were delighted to find Spotted Creeper and its nest in the grounds of our hotel at Awassa.

Blue-breasted Bee-eater was quite frequent on this itinerary.





To see Karen Hargreaves Flicker site that contains shots from our 2012 tour CLICK HERE

Stresemann's Bushcrow




A few happy snaps from Andy's recce to Ethiopia in January. Not quite up to Phil's standard of photos! Andy is about to depart for India and will add a few more captions on his return.

This is the view from the new lodge at Awash, complete with African Fish Eagle.


Secretary Birds were surprisingly tame at Awash.


Soemmering's Gazelle at Awash- a restricted range endemic.

Arabian Bustard, Awash.

Black and White Colobus, Wondo Genet

Giant Euphorbia near Yabello. Can you spot the Eastern Chanting Goshawk put in for scale?!

Elephant Rock (complete with rider) on the southern side of the Bale Mountains.

The restaurant, Awash





















































Please note: The above photographs were taken on previous trips. Itineraries change from time to time and therefore you cannot rely on these photographs as being an exact representation of what can be expected on a future tour. For details of the each tour, you should refer to the brochure write-up.



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