This Mountains National Park is located 400 km southeast of Addis Ababa. It is designated as a national park since 1970; this park is the largest Afro-alpine habitat in the whole African continent which covers about 2,200 square kilometers. It stretches the southeastern part of Arsi- Bale massifs. The altitude ranges from 1500- 4377 m where a cluster of spectacular volcanic plugs, highland lakes, deep rocky gorges and uncovered lowlands picturesque you explore it. That is why this park is home for various flora and fauna species within dense forest, heather moorland and lowland trees.
The park is particular a center of several endemic species like Mountain Nyala, Semien Fox, Menelik Bushbuck, and from birds like a thick-billed raven, Abyssinian catbird, Wattled Ibis, Spot-breasted plover etc. (more than 14 endemic bird species) can view here.
The forest is also a home for different pig species, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, African hunting dogs and many others. The Bale Mountains offer some fine high-altitude horse and foot trekking, and scenic driving which becomes important opportunities to admire an exhibit of this breathtaking national park.
The mountain Nyala is an elegant and rather attractively marked antelope.
The Ethiopian wolf is a canid native to the Ethiopian Highlands.