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Simien Mountains National Park

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Gonder 0125, Ethiopia
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Hiking in the Simiens with Desu Fantu

Two friends and I booked a hiking trip with Desu in October 2017. Words can hardly describe the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
martsch84
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Fabulous scenery and a great experience

We booked the trip in Gondar with Melese Beza. He was very helpful and good value. It was a full 2... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SandM50
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Two friends and I booked a hiking trip with Desu in October 2017. Words can hardly describe the breathtaking beauty of the park and the experience of trekking through it. On top of that, Desu provided an outstanding service. He educated us on the park...More

Thank martsch84
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked the trip in Gondar with Melese Beza. He was very helpful and good value. It was a full 2 day excursion with just one night camping - it does get pretty cold at night! The food was basic but really good.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favourite part of our Ethiopia trip, along with the Danakil Depression. We were part of a fairly large tour group organised through ETT, and did the 4-day 3-night trip that goes up to about 3900m, staying in the camps along the way....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Secured transport from Gondar to Debarq, where we met up with our guide Ginbie Abebe and his scout. From there we picked up supplies for the evening's dinner and the next days breakfast, and headed to the Simien Mountains National Park entrance. Making our way...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are just back from our 3D2N trek in the Simien mountains. Firstly, if you have the option of visiting outside the rainy season please do, we visited bang smack in the middle and had only one clear morning, with the rest of the trek...More

1  Thank FionnualaCrowleyMCC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery, good weather (cold at night), enjoyable walks... an absolute winner. We enjoyed it specially thanks to Lij, our guide, very knowledgeable and kind. If you like challenging hiking, I highly and confidently recommend going to the Simien Mountains. Get in contact with Lij...More

1  Thank samuelguirado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend Simien Park Tours, under the direction of Jemal Hussein, for an outstanding experience in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia. I did a 5 day trek in January 2018 that was well organized and enabled a visit to the key campsites and viewpoints during...More

1  Thank bgf57
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing views, scenery is just out of this world, Gelado monkeys everywhere plus the tallest waterfall I think I have ever seen!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Desu helped us discover an entirely different side to Ethiopia. We spent two days with him in the Simien Mountains but also were so curious about everything in between Gondar and the mountains we made many stops along the way. Desu was incredibly accommodating and...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Wow, our third time in Ethiopia and we've only just now visited Simien MNP - what were we thinking?? It's a stunning location, ridiculous views, and great for hiking! Just layers upon layers of mountains and ridges as far as the eye can see. So...More

1  Thank ColHol
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Response from Jodie0 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Can I recommend you get in touch with Yalew Tafete, we used Yalew to arrange our itinerary when we visited Ethiopia and was very impressed with his service. Yalew was able to book our internal flights for us as we live... More
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Response from Patricia T | Reviewed this property |
I don't recommend driving all the way from Addis, but you can fly to Gondar and hire a driver/car there, and then drive to the Simiens. I did that. I then drove from the Simiens to Bahir Dar, by Lake Tana --gorgeous place... More
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Response from Patricia T | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't there during rainy season, but the photographer I visited with said it was absolutely worth visiting when everything is green.
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