The Semien National Park

The simien mountain massif is one of the major highlands of Africa, rising to the highest point
in Ethiopia, Ras Dejen (4620m), which is the fourth highest peak in the continent. Although in
Africa and not too far from the equator, snow and ice appear on the highest points and night
temperatures often fall below zero.
The natural event which took place million years ago created an extraordinary landscape, deep
gorges and peaks, providing the Semien Mountains the most magnificent View. The high peaks
including Ras Dashen (4439 mts), which is the highest mountain in Ethiopia, the deep gorges
and valleys in addition with the barley field gives the most marvelous landscape.
The roads which are hardly possible to be crossed with 4WDs makes the Semien Mountain the
most ideal place for trekking. Here, it’s possible to trek for days with high probability of
encountering the Gelada Baboons, Walias and the Simien fox, though with less frequency.


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