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Simien Mountains National Park

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Gonder 0125, Ethiopia
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Tailor made treking definitely worth it!

We took a 2.5 day trek in the Simien Mountains in a group of three with a guide and a scout. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
finding good guide with good price

Hello guys, we are flying to Ethiopia this year and we are going for trekking in Simien... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a 2.5 day trek in the Simien Mountains in a group of three with a guide and a scout. We decided not to pay for an package deal and arranged everything once at Park Office. Do not be afraid to do this becuse...More

Thank clemencyn92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello guys, we are flying to Ethiopia this year and we are going for trekking in Simien Mountains. Can You tell me what are prices for 5 days trek with sightseeing Gondar? As I get info it is around four hundred dollars, do You think...More

8  Thank bananmelon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vistas were nice. But, after seeing the Lysefjord in Norway, Milford Sound in New Zealand, standing atop Mount Titlis in the Alps, hiking to Angel's Landing in Zion, or standing awe-inspired in Banff National Park, this is a bit, "Meh." However, interacting with the...More

2  Thank Doug H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for a couple of days to see the Gelada Baboons and do some hiking. Fortunately we were lucky on both counts on the morning of the second day. Most of the time is was wet and mist ( rain season ) but...More

Thank prsocookie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired Tesh from TrekSimien for a three day hike. We were (at our request) partnered up with another couple to bring the costs down. The first day was a very wet day. The rain poured like the heavens opened up. After all, it was...More

1  Thank MC F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous trek in the Siemens mountains National Park and in the Danakil Desert in the region of Mekele. Everywhere the landscapes at 3700 m were amazing The season was great in february and there were not too much tourists. In this country...More

2  Thank nathalie177
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We explored the Simien Mountains on a 2 day trek in early summer 2016. This was an amazing adventure that brought us close to nature in the unspoiled beauty and grandeur of remote and rugged terrain. The scenery is spectacular with high mountains and sweeping...More

1  Thank ntobin2016
Reviewed 12 August 2017

What a great time we have had with our tour guide Eyosi worede, ( tiftu_2010 at hotmail. com) he was knowledgeable about the area and he knows even the other part of the country. He is real expert who seeks to know flora and fauna...More

Thank Josh N
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I can't speak highly enough of the level of professionalism and kindness of our guide Yalew Tafete. My girlfriend and I were planning our Ethiopia trip for weeks and could not have imagined a better and more reliable service than what Yalew and his team...More

1  Thank Sebastien B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I visited Ethiopia during the rainy season, but still decided to do a trekking in the Simien Mountains. I was very lucky to have found Dave as a guide. He is very experienced and knows a lot about the Simiens since he grew up there....More

2  Thank coenegrachtsels
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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
25 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.