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Simien Mountains National Park

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Gonder 0125, Ethiopia
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Majestic scenery, testing terrain at times so good walking footwear essential. Bird life is... read more

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Northwich, United Kingdom
Wonderful trek in the Simien Mountains National Park

The 7-day trek took us through exquisite scenery and to the highest peak in Ethiopia.Our guide... read more

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Simien Mountains National Park, in northern Ethiopia is a spectacular landscape, where massive erosion over millions of years has created jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 m. The park is of global significance for biodiversity conservation because it is home to globally threatened species, including the iconic Walia ibex, a wild mountain goat found nowhere else in the world, the Gelada baboon and the Ethiopian wolf.
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Gonder 0125, Ethiopia
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Reviewed yesterday

Majestic scenery, testing terrain at times so good walking footwear essential. Bird life is abundant;early morning best time for the geladas. Height may affect breathing in some people. Just take it slowly. My three year old granddaughter loved the experience.

Thank Foodie787
Reviewed yesterday

The 7-day trek took us through exquisite scenery and to the highest peak in Ethiopia.Our guide Lijalem Meseret was a mine of information. His knowledge of the mountains and Ethiopia really added value to our holiday. We were extremely fortunate to see the endangered Ethiopian...More

Thank Johan Andre l
Reviewed yesterday

Coming from France ,I have visited Ethiopia for the first time last weeks ,and went to Siemen. I have not very often seen such marvelous landscapes ,in this national park . It's really a beautiful trek ,for one or several days ,with various animals and...More

Thank didier403
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Simien Mountains in the first days in November for a 3-day & 2-night trek. It was one of the highlights in Ethiopia! We were irritated at first since you cannot go on your own (like we're used to do in the...More

Thank JessiR90
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic 2 day trekking with a friend in the Simien Mountains early November. I had found the name of our guide Ginbie in other reviews as he was recommended by other travelers, so, I contacted him a few months before our trip....More

Thank Jean-Baptiste G
Reviewed 3 days ago

If the weather helps you, this is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Africa, Cradle of humanity. Trecking is easy but little strenuous due to highness. But it results amazing and worthwile. Don't miss the big waterfall, the third high in the planet. Perhaps...More

Thank Javier C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking scenery. We did a cliff edge walk with amazing sheer drops and vistas. We saw ibex, clipspringer, bushbuck, and sat for hours amongst the gelada baboons as they dexterously plucked grass, totally ignoring us. An experience not to be missed. Some of the group...More

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an awesome 4 day trekking in the Simien Mountains, from Debark to Chenek. We organized the trip right from the Park Headquarters in Debark. Our guide, Andergie Melese, was really good, taking care of us and trying to find the best spots for...More

Thank Gemma T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked in the beautiful Simien mountains national park for 4 days from Debrak to Chenek camp with our guide Yeshwendm Amlakie, we called him Joshua. Joshua speaks fluent English (much better than mine) and he is extremely knowledgeable about the park, you can go...More

1  Thank Nadav M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Sankaber we trekked along the escarpment, with a stop at Jinbar Waterfall, which was brilliant, with a slow climb up after the waterfall, to the road and then back onto track, and down to a small river for lunch. After lunch it was all...More

1  Thank Chris H
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September 11, 2017|
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Response from Arya07 | Reviewed this property |
We took a flight from Lalibela to Gondar. If you flew with Ethiopian Airlines you get 50% off all domestic flights. We bought our tickets at the airport in Addis, but Ethiopian Airlines has locations in other places... More
Michael C
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Nicolini22 | Reviewed this property |
It was super rainy in late April/early May. I think that's the start of the rainy season. The higher we went, we got hail. Everything was super muddy and wet...and then we tried drying off in front of a smoky fire. So worth... More
February 25, 2017|
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Response from LyanaModiin_Israel | Reviewed this property |
There is small community of Flashmura Jews left in Gondar. They have synagogue and cwnter and daily prayers. They are extremely welcoming and the visit there is extremely moving and powerful.