12. Bale Mountains National Park
Most hikers head to the Simien Mountains, yet Bale, with its new lodge, giant heather, jagged rock formations and endemic Ethiopian wolves, is sure to start drawing nature fans. This wild landscape plunges 1,500m from the windswept Sanetti Plateau to the twisted, fairytale scenes of the Harenna Forest. Fantastic community initiatives mean you can explore this wild landscape with local guides.