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Flamingos Tours Ethiopia  (Binocular PLC)  is specialized in Birdwatching Tours in Ethiopia.

With more than 850 different Birds, of which 22 endemic, we don’t have to explain you why Ethiopia is a top birding country in Africa. The diversity in climate and altitude is unique.

Flamingos Tours Ethiopia is run by Belgian birdwatcher, who lives since 15 years in Ethiopia, where he first build 2 lodges in birding areas.

  • The Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge, only 1 hour from the international Airport of Addis Ababa, where you can observe 50 different birds (some endemics) in 24 h. ( A birdwatcher counted 135 birds in 3 days). In wintertime, 5000 common cranes are flying in, every evening, in the nearby swamps. A unique spectacle. From October to May, the guests in rooms 1,2 and 3, on stilts, are sleeping between the 700 little egrets, on the lake border.
  • The 10000 Flamingos Lodge is situated in Abiata-Shalla National Park, between Lake Chitu and Lake Shalla, with all year round, between 10000 and 20000 Flamingos. The African dry savanna climate in this part of the Rift Valley offers an opportunity to observe many other birds.

Birdwatching in Ethiopia is very intense. Everywhere, anytime you can see birds. You need your binoculars as soon as you come out of the airport. You never stop. 
Since 15 years, every day is a birdwatching day.





More than 5000 cranes (grus grus) are flying in every evening from mi-November to the end of February, in the swamps not far from the Viewpoint Lodge. In the morning, they fly away to go in the surrounding fieldsNear the lodge