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Simien National Park

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Address: Debark, Ethiopia
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Description: An area of outstanding rugged scenery and extremely rare wildlife has some...
An area of outstanding rugged scenery and extremely rare wildlife has some interesting trekking routes.
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Highly recommended tour guide, Yalew Tafete

I chose to organise our holiday in Ethiopia with Yalew Tafete, of Guide Ethiopia Tours, because of his prompt and helpful replies to my initial emails when I was trying to work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I chose to organise our holiday in Ethiopia with Yalew Tafete, of Guide Ethiopia Tours, because of his prompt and helpful replies to my initial emails when I was trying to work out what we could see in our 9-day visit. Together we devised an itinerary that would suit our group of 4 adults and 3 young children, a mixture... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We've had a great trek through the Simien Mountains in December '14. The scenery is gorgeous, encounters with Gelada Baboons numerous and the interaction with the few locals living here and there interesting. One of the most beautiful treks we've made during our trips. The altitude and the cold at night make it a little harder, but for reasonably fit... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

During the last Easter holiday, I spent the time on Simien Mountains with 8 other friends. We did 4 days trekking in the mountains. The scenery was stunning, most of the treks are well-established and can be handled by normal sport shoes. And we were lucky enough to see the endangered species, Ethiopian Wolf and Walia Ibex. Even though Simiens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Beautiful vistas. Great wildlife. Awful toilets -- go in the bush. Also got really, really, really tired of being followed around by kids wanting to sell me stuff in spite of the fact that I kept saying no. Personal space is not a value here.

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Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The trip was well organized and the people we interacted with her kind and helpful. The mountains are hazy so not the stunning views that would have been there in a clear atmosphere but inspite of that there is a sense of wonder that was there. Indeed the roof of the world. We saw a couple of deers in the... More 

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I travelled to the Simiens with 8 other friends. The sights were amazing and the trek is a friendly pace for people with a wide range of fitness levels. Dezy was our coordinator and he made everything seamless. Even though we spent the first day exploring Gondar city (before doing the trek to/in the Simiens), Dezy picked us up at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Simien is a wonderful and unique experience, but with Dezy it was even better. He is a very reliable person ,very serious about his job. All organization was done perfectly!! There was nothing to worry about ,everything was taken care of. You can totally trust Dezy and all his crew. They know the mountains very well and they can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We arranged a 4 days/3 nights trek in the Simiens with Dezy. He was amazing. He arranged everything for us, from getting picked up from and to the airport, to hiring the scouts, cook, the mule men, and the guide. The food that we had in Simiens was just wonderful. If you can, hire Wondem as a cook. You won't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

On day one you trek along the road most of the time and it's dusty and noisy so try and start on the usual second day of the trek if possible. Yes, it was very pretty but no where near as amazing as I expected. It gets very cold at night and rains so make sure you take the right... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We did a four day trek in the Simien mountains with our daughter who is working in Gondar for a few months.She had heard that Nega Setargachew of North Expedition was good and he didn't let us down! Nega provided tents which were waterproof, ample sleeping bags and blankets (it cools a lot at night) and wonderful food. We were... More 

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