Simien Mountains National Park

simien_mountainsThe natural beauty of Ethiopia amazes the first time visitors, Ethiopia is a land of rugged mountains, some 25 are over 4000 meter high, broad savannah, lakes and rivers. The Great Rift Valley is a remarkable region of volcanic lakes, with their famous collections of birdlife, great escarpments and stunning vistas. With nine major wildlife national reserves, Ethiopia provides a microcosm of the sub Saharan ecosystem, birdlife abounds about 860 species, and indigenous animals from the rare Walia Ibex to the shy Wild Ass, room free as nature indeed.

Here we will try to mention briefly, some of the most interesting Ethiopia’s national parks, those enable the visitors to enjoy the country’s scenery and wildlife, birds and mammals some which exist only in Ethiopia conserved natural habitats and offer opportunities for travel adventure. The Simien Mountains National Park covers 179 sq km of highland area at an average elevation of 3,300 meters. Ras Dashen, at 4,620 meters the highest peak in Ethiopia, stands adjacent to the park. Within this spectacular splendor, three endemic mammals can be visited here, Walia Ibex, Ethiopian wolf and Gelada Baboon as well as klipspringer and Bushbuck. Birds such as Lammergeyer, Augur Buzzard, Verreaux’s Eagle, Kestrel and Falcon also soar above this mountain retreat. UNESCO as a world heritage site has recorded the Simien escarpments, which are often compared with a Grand Canyon in the USA.

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