Arsi National Park
Early Morning drive to Arsi National Park which is found in Arsi and western Arsi zone. The park is sub divided in to 4 blocks. These are dera-Dilfekar, Chilalo-Galema, Kaka and Honkolo blocks, Due to the presence of these blocks the park has different agro ecological zones (Kola, Waynadega and Dega). Arsi Mountain National Park is the nearest park to Addis Ababa than others. Today we visit Dera Dilfekar Block, its 15 k/m from the Sodere resort center in the south west; the block is found in the lowland which is situated in 1300 to 1841 meters above sea level. This makes the block to be visited all over the year. There are about 25 wild mammals and more than 189 birds are recorded. those are dominated by Greater kudu, Lesser kudu, Spotted hyena, Golden back Jackal, Abyssinian hare, Leopard, Warthog, Grivet monkey, Anubis baboon, Leopard, Grey Duiker, etc, from birds, little bee eater, black wood hoopoe, grey wood peaker, Grey headed sparrow, shinning sun bird, Rupp ells long tailed starling, Red checked corden blue, Speckled mouse bird, ring necked dove, black kite, Long crested eagle, etc. Overnight: in Sodere resort Hotel.