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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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144 helpful votes 144 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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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had a very interesting time. The guide from NationalPk/Lodge was a mine of information and spoke good english. Saw many Galeda baboons which just ignored our presence. Also saw the Ibex which similarly was not startled by us. Views are stunning. Although we did several short day walks we were glad we did not do an extended walk in... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We booked a tour with Nega Setargachew from North Expeditions for 4 days in the Simien Mountains. He picked us up at the airport and transported us to lodging in town before our trip. Nega spent time with us that afternoon telling us about the following 4 days. He is not only professional, but a kind and wonderful person, and... More

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Lux
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17 reviews 17 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We spent two wonderful days in Simien mountains. The place is a "must" if you visit the north part of Ethiopia. The landscape is amazing and the area rich in wildlife. There you will see the endemic gelada babouins and the waliya ibex. We visited the mountains with Gismu Syum (ethiopiatrek) who has great local knowledge. He gave us a... More

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