Bale mountain national Park

The BMNP covers the largest area higher than 3000m above sea level (asl) in Africa. The highest peak in the BMNP, 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.
Its high mountains, sweeping valleys, dramatic escarpment and wide expanses of forests provide visitors with a diversity of vistas unique to the Ethiopian highlands. The Bale Mountains ecosystem and its associated diversity of habitats are an internationally recognised centre for endemism and biodiversity, with a quarter of mammals and 6% of birds in the area being Ethiopian endemics. There are also a number of rare endemic amphibians. The area contains the entire global population of the Giant Molerat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus), the largest global populations of endangered Ethiopian Wolves (Canis simensis) and Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni).

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