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Simien Mountains National Park

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Address: Gonder, Ethiopia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Whether it's history, wildlife, photography, culture or an...

Whether it's history, wildlife, photography, culture or an off-the-beaten-track trekking experience we can help you tailor the Ethiopian adventure of a lifetime!

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Beautiful mountains, if a bit misty in October

Beautiful views, when visible, available and also pretty accessible from towns like Debark. However, this accessibility has compromised the wildness of the region so don't expect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Clunnon207
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful views, when visible, available and also pretty accessible from towns like Debark. However, this accessibility has compromised the wildness of the region so don't expect to see much more wildlife than Gelada monkeys. However, you can get very close to them which is amazing! Note, whilst October is supposed to be one of the best times to visit, it... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing time in Ethiopia with Abebe who was my guide. He knows everyone too so I felt very comfortable. He speaks great English, knows all the best places and was a ton of fun to have drinks with. He just attracts that energy that is contagious. Without him, I wouldn't have had such a memorable experience. Thank you Abebe!

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thanks peter i had nice time with you too thanks for the time we have togther hope to meet you agine More 

Debark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hi everyone, are you planning to come to the simien mountains? Even though it is rainny and foggy at the moment, it is already green and outstanding! Don't forget your raincoat if you are coming from July-September and once you are in the mountains try to get off your hike every morning before the rain and Fog.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have recently visited northern Ethopia- Gondar, Lalibela - with a group I organised and cannot speak highly enough of your travel company. I shall certainly use you again and shall recommend you to my friends. Mario from Notting hill

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Because it was rainy season instead of a multi-night hike, I took a day trip from Gondor to the Simien Mountains with Desy. I found him professional, honest and punctual. He understood that I have professional camera equipment and needed more time than most for photos and allowed me to do my thing. The mountains in rainy season are spectacularly... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are just breathtaking in the Simien Mountains. We were on a tour so had guides with us but the flowers, the steep mountain cliffs, the rolling mountains in the distance, the Gelada baboons...all wonderful. Amazing hikes.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a half day tour which was enough to have small hike and appreciate the truly epic stunning views and appreciate the scale of the place. Get close to the beautiful, unique wildlife, very special. Friendly tour guides - try Eyosi on +251912658734! Excellent english, very helpful, highly recommend

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amazing trip can recommend More 

Whippany, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rainy hike through the park, but amazing to walk alongside the baboons. Gorgeous waterfall as well! Note that you must have a guide and a ranger (with a gun) to accompany you on the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed to get out of Addis (air is dirty and the constant city hustle gets old) and this was such a great escape! Jumped on a 4 day trek and had a blast! It was rainy season so had the whole park to ourselves with wildlife everywhere! The fog and clouds make it very magical and they do block... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, I and David and I just back from the Simien mountains after 3 nights tour With Eyosi Worede/Tiftu/, an awsome tour guide and tour Organizer. we highly recommend the following tour if you have 3-4 days in the simien Mountains: Our first day. We took morning flight from Addis to Gondar and picked up at the airport by... More 

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