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Simien Mountains National Park

#1 of 19 things to do in Gonder Features Animals
Gonder 0125, Ethiopia
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We explored the Simien Mountains on a 2 day trek in early summer 2016. This was an amazing... 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

We had a fabulous trek in the Siemens mountains National Park and in the Danakil Desert in the region of Mekele. Everywhere the landscapes at 3700 m were amazing The season was great in february and there were not too much tourists. In this country...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We explored the Simien Mountains on a 2 day trek in early summer 2016. This was an amazing adventure that brought us close to nature in the unspoiled beauty and grandeur of remote and rugged terrain. The scenery is spectacular with high mountains and sweeping...More

Thank ntobin2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great time we have had with our tour guide Eyosi worede, ( tiftu_2010 at hotmail. com) he was knowledgeable about the area and he knows even the other part of the country. He is real expert who seeks to know flora and fauna...More

Thank joshnick1229
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't speak highly enough of the level of professionalism and kindness of our guide Yalew Tafete. My girlfriend and I were planning our Ethiopia trip for weeks and could not have imagined a better and more reliable service than what Yalew and his team...More

1  Thank Sebastien B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Ethiopia during the rainy season, but still decided to do a trekking in the Simien Mountains. I was very lucky to have found Dave as a guide. He is very experienced and knows a lot about the Simiens since he grew up there....More

2  Thank coenegrachtsels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to city Debark by bus from the north. The highway, winding as a fantastic serpentine, was climbing the cliff of 1 km in altitude covered with a beautiful forest. A name of my guide was Ginbie Abebe (hikesimiens), which organizes Simien Mountain treks....More

Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy beautiful views and if you like the challenge of walking in the altitude go for it, you will enjoy. I was very surprised due to all the good reviews how poorly managed (almost not at all) the park is. You always have...More

Thank Florian H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Simien Mountains are absolutely beautiful, but the park rangers are rude and completely useless. They clearly had a very negative impact on our visit. While it states that entrance fees can be paid at the park entrance the rangers refused to accept our payment...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My partner and I traveled to Gondor not knowing how we would get to see the Simien Mountains. We met Ginbie and all our questions were answered! He agreed to be our guide and helped us secure the entrance tickets, transportation, lodging and everything else...More

Thank alioewen
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We did a 3 day, 2 night trek in the Simien Mountains National Park. The mountains and landscape are absolutely beautiful and well worth this trek. The highest point you will reach is 3,900 meters high. Along the way, you will find the home of...More

Thank Arya07
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11 August 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
25 February 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.
16 February 2017|
Response from timbobutcher | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I can't make those dates.