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Simien Mountains National Park

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Address: Gonder 0125, Ethiopia
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251921963544
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Dear All, first of all I would like to thank Dezy (Manager of Semien Mountain Trekking and Tours) for all his work. Mhh.. where should I start?? My wife and me stayed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dear All, first of all I would like to thank Dezy (Manager of Semien Mountain Trekking and Tours) for all his work. Mhh.. where should I start?? My wife and me stayed allmost ha half year in ethiopia. During that time we looked out for a tour operator, who can organise some bigger and smaller tours. After 6or7 Guides we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most amazing 3 days I have ever had. Our man Dani (dannumolla@gmail.com) organised everything from Gondar. Very reasonable, awesome guides and a true experience. Get in touch with him to arrange everything for you. Made it very easy.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Simien Mountains National Park, the only natural site of Ethiopia to be in the list of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE sites list, offer a great scenery of the beautiful Simien Mountains, and if you have three days to spend in the park, you can see the endemic mammals of Ethiopia - the Gelada Baboons, the Simien Fox or the... More 

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Thank Muluken G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

spent 3 nights camping in the Simien Mountains - one night at Sankaber and 2 nights at Chenek - nice weather during the day and cold at night - beautiful scenery and away from all the chaos of the towns etc the place for 2 nights at Chenek had a bar (more expensive but it provided a purpose) - for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of a kind father & son adventure in spectacular landscapes. Starting too high (first campsite in Geech at ~3600 AMSL) made us suffer a bit of altitude sickness on a first night, but the scenery was worth it. Our goal was to climb Ras Dashen what we achieved one a forth day. We were accompanied by a great team... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a day to explore these mountains - they were breathtaking. You can get up close to the monkeys and the views are just - WOW!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These mountains are so unspoiled with baboons in natural groups and great trekking. We had a guide and a local scout who was equipped with a rifle. These scouts are employed as they are locals so that the local economy could be supported. We felt well cared for. We were only there for half a day but longer treks with... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is huge and is one of Africa's largest ranges. Had a drive up to the village of Chennek. The road was very bumpy with lots of stones. More like a dirt track. We were 3620m above sea level and the views were spectacular. We actually got to see the Walia Ibex down the side of the mountain. They... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the three day hike and camping trip. MOuntain range is amazing. Saw wolves, leopard like cat, many Gellada baboons, klipspringer, many bird species. Had slight altitude sickness on day three. HOwever want to strongly recommend park management need to do more on basic infrastructure. PIt latrines too often full and dirty so people go anywhere. No washing facilities.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent three nights camping in the mountains. That was a challenge ! Between the elevation and the freezing cold temperatures at night it wasn't easy. We camped at Chennek campsite at 3600 metres and even though the facilities were very basic it was a spectacular setting. We hiked most days and the scenery was about as good as it gets.... More 

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