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Simien National Park

Debark, Ethiopia
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Debark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Description: An area of outstanding rugged scenery and extremely rare wildlife has some interesting trekking routes.
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Torslanda
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

There are many fantastic hikingareas around the world; The Himalayas, The Andes, Siberia, NZ, The Nordic countries, Greeland, Alaska etc. I have hiked them all! But one of the best hikes I ever have done is in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia. The mountains and the nature is fantistic! But a hike will never be a full success without support! My... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent 10 days in Ethiopia this past June and it was remarkable. Our friend, Shiferaw, from the travel agency called "Simien Trek" put together a marvelous trip for us. We first visited Lalibela with one of his guides and were blown away by the history and culture of the place, then went on to Gonder, where... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are looking for a guide in the Simien National Park, definitely consider Yalew and his company Guide Ethiopia Tours. We traveled with them from Gondar to the start of trekking and spent three nights and four days under their care. Our guide Simon was fantastic- knowledgeable about geology, natural history and the park, but also really interested in... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Simien National Park is definitely worth a visit! Hiking between the many peaks and valleys is a fantastic experience, not only for the breathtaking views but also beacuse of the fascinating wildlife. We trekked here for 5 days in late May 2014, during the low season. We went dangerously close to the start of the rainy seasons but were lucky... More

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London
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had such a fabulous time with Shif and his team at Simien Trek that I had to write a review. Hugely knowledgeable, seems to know everyone and everything and so friendly. Nothing was too much. The two of us did a 4 day hike through the mountains with our own team - chefs, guard, guide and mule support -... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Tracking in the national park was one of the best experiences I had lately. Amazing view, faced some interesting wild life, I can not put the experience in words, you have to be there to understand. Simply breath taking.

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Brecht, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had a great time in the Simien Mountains with Simien Trek! It’s really a beautiful place. We felt really welcome and had an awesome guide and a great cook. Many thanks to “Dashen” and the whole crew of Simien trek!

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The only entrance to the Simien Mountain Park is in Debark, a huge village 2.5 hours by good road from Gondar airport. There you have to purchase park entrance tickets. As we discovered, each group also has to collect (and pay for) a park ranger and guide for your visit. The guides speak good English and are interesting and knowledgeable... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My friend and I did the Simien trek in late November 2013. It was absolutely spectacular- beautiful landscapes, vast nature, a lot of green…! We booked our entire trip with Melese Beza from Simien Mountains Outstanding Nature Tours (www.outstandingsimienmountainstours.com). Melese and his entire crew definitely exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was well organized and went very smoothly. We did... More

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Perth, Australia
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Our exciting visit to the Simien Mts began with the road from Aksum. That was an adventure in itself. The scenery, the winding, narrow road, and horns blasting at every corner. Driving and walking through the mountains required more time than we allowed. We saw a huge family of baboons, which showed no alarm as we walked through them, watching... More

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