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Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Simien Mountains October 3rd 2008

When we arrived in Gondar we planned to stay a few days to rest and relax and to decide if we want to go trekking in the Simien Mountains National Park. That decision was cut short when met the Belgium couple we did the Lake Tana tour with. They were planning to do a four day trek and leave for the Simien Mountains the next day. They were looking for people to share cost with. All of it seemed like a good idea. We did a quick tour of Gondar and left the next morning for the Simien Mountains. The Simien Mountains are stunning! There is just no other way to describe them. There are large plateaus bounded by sheer cliff faces with some of the cliffs being up to 300 meters high and straight down. ... read more
Meskal flower and scenery
Our group
Lunch, Dinner and scenery

Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Simien Mountains May 13th 2008

The Simien Mountains - one of the most beautiful ranges in Africa, and the destination for a journey beset with unwelcome surprises. Planning for this hike began in the town of Gonder, where I was besieged with offers of packaged tours to the mountains - touts should always be viewed with great suspicion. They provided me with dubious prices for scouts, mules, handlers and cooks, and asserted that there was no public transport between Gonder and Debark - the nondescript town where most hikes begin. As is the case with most touts, they just spoke rubbish - and I managed to organise the same trek they were promoting for only a third of the cost. After travelling to Debark by the supposedly non-existent public bus, a plan was developed: the first day would involve hiking 15 ... read more
The amazing Simien Mountains in Ethiopia
Galeda Baboon - Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Ethiopia hiking the Simien Mountains - Ethiopia

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