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Simien Mountains National Park

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Gonder 0125, Ethiopia
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Trekking in Simiens

I did a 3 day, 2 night trekking tour in the Simiens. This was the perfect amount of time to spend... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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a spectacular other world from the rest of Ethiopia

I joined a four day & 3 night trek in the park. As others have noted, the scenery was amazing. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did a 3 day, 2 night trekking tour in the Simiens. This was the perfect amount of time to spend in the mountains. I did a tour with Mizgay from Debark. It was a great tour. Good price, good food, and decent guide. Here...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I joined a four day & 3 night trek in the park. As others have noted, the scenery was amazing. It reminded me of a of rugged Hawaii in many ways. My guide, Bantihun Wondimun, was great. He made sure that the pace of our...More

Thank netllama
Reviewed 1 week ago

After my first visit, I came back with my wife for another 4-day/3-night visit - I was so very impressed with it. It's not too hot, not too cold (I recommend bringing your own -5C sleeping bag if you have space - the ones supplied...More

Thank Jean-Paul-CPT
Reviewed 1 week ago

A magnificent and probably underrated part of the world. Trekked through to Ras Dashen and whilst it was hard work, it is certainly achievable for anyone with a decent amount of preparation. There is good variety in the scenery and climate, and the stop of...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Completed a 7 day trek for Charity in October, trekking to the top of Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia and 4th in Africa. Camp sites at Geek, Chenek and Ambiko were all in beautiful locations at or above 3300m. The escarpment you follow...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joined a 3-day trekking tour via ETT. First day really doesn't count as we landed Gondar airport around noon and by the time we entered the National Park is already around 4pm. The guide dropped us off to walk around 30 minutes so that the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I completed a four day trek through the Simien Mountains. The trek was organized by Yalew, and our fantastic guide, Dessu, completed the journey with us. I went with two friends, and none of us is an accomplished hiker by any means. We certainly struggled...More

Thank Greg V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the most amazing experience in the incredible Simien Mountains trekking with Afera from Panoramic Simiens. He was a great guide and everything was organised perfectly, I just had to show up and hike! It was such a great 4 days and I can't...More

1  Thank TheRegalWadebridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a splendor and amazing experience from the high picks to the deep valleys to the friendly kids with beautiful smiles. The contrasting views , the coexisting fauna and flora makes the Semiens simply breathtaking!

Thank Melka T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent trek in Simien - well organised by Dezy. 7 trekkers accompanied by a team of at least as many to see to our every need. Very knowledgeable guide, extremely patient scout, great cook and a very helpful crew all round. Unbelievable scenery, flowers, many...More

1  Thank SimonInPau
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12 September 2017|
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Response from Arya07 | Reviewed this property |
We took a flight from Lalibela to Gondar. If you flew with Ethiopian Airlines you get 50% off all domestic flights. We bought our tickets at the airport in Addis, but Ethiopian Airlines has locations in other places... More
Michael C
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
26 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.