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Simien Mountains National Park

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

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Simien Mountains unlike anywhere else

We went during the dry season (January) and were reportedly told how much more lush they are in the fall. But they were still amazing. We did a 4-day trek and agree with others... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Ulli H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went during the dry season (January) and were reportedly told how much more lush they are in the fall. But they were still amazing. We did a 4-day trek and agree with others that 5 days does not provide anything above and beyond the 3 or 4-day trek. Bring light gloves and hat if staying at Geech (SO COLD... More 

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Claremont, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful mountains but distant view is hazy, a long road to reach, no animals except the poor Gelada baboons who are pestered by all who come. We did enjoy seeing them but understood why they avoided us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking, mind-blowing visit to the Simien Mountains- the landscape and wildlife are incredibly varied. I would recommend spending at least 2 days to take it all in- it's also a really long drive from Gonder so you won't get to fully appreciate in just one day. It is really some of the most unique scenery I have seen. I did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So different from anything in the whole wide world. Such a beautiful place, wonderful experience, animals and people along the way. And a serious breathtaking hike, because of the height!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a unique experience in an impressive range of mountains thanks to my very kind and helpful guide Dejen who accompanied me through the long and painful journey and trekking to top of the mountain A necessary prerogative is to be accompanied by a local gunman!!!

Thank maria d
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Semien Mountains national park is one of Ethiopian UNESCO world heritage site which is located in northern Ethiopia, the stablishment of the park is to protect the endemic mammals of Ethiopia, this park have an Afro Alpian landscape where you can see the spectacular views of the mountain, cliffs and also beautiful waterfalls, there are many species of wild... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a place! The views will take your breath away (if it hasn't already disappeared with the altitude!) We had 2 full days here as part of a longer trip with Dagi (dagimethiopiatour.com) who we've travelled with for the last 3 visits to Ethiopia. We highly recommend him. This is a very dramatic area to visit with outstanding views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Photographers come here for the magnificent landscapes and the Gelada (bleeding heart) monkeys. It is remote and austere in the dry season but well worth the long journey to experience its unique wildlife and scenery. Treking is a mix of modest and challenging at your choice. Altitude sickness affects some but not all travellers. Accommodation is really confined to the... More 

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you plan to visit Ethiopia. You must go to the Simien Mountains National Park. Just awesome. After reviewing many tour companies. I decided to go with Dezy who runs the Hiking Simien Mountains Company. I'm so extremely happy that I made the right choice. He provided us with a great guide by the name of Mengesha Gidey. Who knows... More 

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Richmond, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a 2 day trek and it was an amazing experience. I went during the dry season so the 500 m waterfall was dry--you may want to try the wet season-- but these are special mountains it was so worth it-- was just a bit of a hassle to organize the trip as a solo traveller but I'm so... More 

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