Simien Mountains National Park, Amhara Region

#1 of 40 in Parks in Ethiopia
One of the first places designated a World Heritage Site, Simien Mountains National Park includes dramatic vistas and rare wildlife. Deep valleys sharply rise in mountain peaks--including the highest point in Ethiopia--while jagged precipices drop down past steep ridges to vast undulating plains. The most famous of the park's endangered wildlife is its singular walia ibex, often seen perched on the seemingly vertical cliff faces: the park is their only known habitat. Trekking here requires some stamina, with hikes varying in length from a day to two weeks. All trips must be accompanied by a trained park scout, in efforts to help preserve this delicate environment. Put Simien Mountains National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amhara Region online route planner .
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  • The Simiens are simply stunning even approaching the wet season. The landscape is beautiful and the views amazing. Walking can be challenging but a good guide quickly assesses your pace and makes sure...  more »
  • We were in the park one afternoon and the next whole day. We slept in the lodge. The first day had rained and the grounds were very muddy. The next day we did a 4-5 hour tour. Even though it was cloudy and we missed some views, the place is exceptional, unforgettable. Contact with Gelada monkeys that do not alter their behavior by human presence is a preciousness. There are organized trekking for several days. It is very worth it, it is a must on a trip to Ethiopia.
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