The Park


Photo Credit: Chritian Baillet

Simien Mountains National Park (SMNP), with its undulating plateau and deep valleys is often dubbed the Grande Canyon of Africa. The park is located in the North Gondar Zone of the Amhara National Regional State. It sits 870km from Addis Ababa in the mountain massif to the north of the famous Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia.

Simien is home to Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia (4,533m). This ecotourism destination is popular with wildlife watchers including bird watchers, researchers and cultural enthusiasts.

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