One Park, Many Worlds

What to Bring

Very basic camping items can be rented in Dinsho. Only basic foodstuffs such as pasta and tomato paste can be purchased in Dinsho, so it is essential to bring other foods if desired. Fruit, vegetables and eggs are available on market days (Tuesday and Saturday) – your guide can assist you with shopping in Dinsho. It is also possible to have a goat or sheep slaughtered within the town of Dinsho and at several campsites. The nearby towns of Robe and Goba offer a wider variety of foods, which can be carried on a packhorse. Water is available in the park but should be treated (purification treatment not available in Bale). During the dry season, although days can be cool, a hat and high SPF sunscreen are still essential to avoid sunburn. Temperatures can drop dramatically in the evenings so pack warm clothes. During the heavy rainy season between June and October trails can be wet and muddy so proper trekking shoes are essential.

Bale Mountains National Park