Simien Mountains National Park is one of the national parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Semien (North) Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, its territory covers the Semien Mountains and includes Ras Dashan, the highest point in Ethiopia.
It is home to a number of endangered species, including the Ethiopian wolf and the walia ibex, a wild goat found nowhere else in the world.
The gelada baboon and the caracal, a cat, also occur within the Simien Mountains. More than 50 species of birds inhabit the park, including the impressive bearded vulture, or lammergeyer, with its 10-foot (3 m) wingspan.
The park is crossed by an unpaved road which runs from Debarq, where the administrative headquarters of the park is located, east through a number of villages to the Buahit Pass (4,200 m), where the road turns south to end at Mekane Berhan, 10 kilometers beyond the park boundary.
Enjoy a spectacular viewpoint with an amazing landscape and unique rugged terrain of this Mountainous National Park. It is full of escarpments, deep valleys, and a high plateau and is home to the rare Walia Ibex and Gelada baboons.
One to 12 day treks through the stunning national park will leave you speechless. Trekking through the park gives you a chance to see both incredible wildlife and scenery but to also to experience the local culture while trekking through remote villages
Birdwatchers will rejoice with over 180 species recorded in the Simien Mountains National Park. Of these, five are endemic to Ethiopia and a further 12 to Ethiopia and Eritrea.
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.
Simien is home to Ras Dejen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia (4,533m). This ecotourism destination is popular with wildlife watchers including bird watchers, researchers and cultural enthusiasts.
Simien Mountains National Park, in northern Ethiopia features remarkable vistas and landscapes where erosion over millions of years has created jagged mountain peaks, valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 m.
The park also features the giant Erica forest. The park is of global significance for biodiversity conservation because it is home to globally threatened species, including the iconic Walia ibex, a rare wild mountain goat, the gelada and the Ethiopian wolf.
There are choices of camping, staying at one of the 3 community lodges or indulging in a stay at a luxury lodge.