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THE SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

 

Established in 1969 and made an UNESCO World Heritage Site nine years later, the 220km² Simien Mountains National Park protects the western part of the eponymous mountain range. This is a series of incised plateaus characterized by sheer 1000m high cliffs and rugged pinnacles and buttresses.

The range includes at least a dozen peaks that top the 4000m mark. Among them is the 4620m high Ras Dashen, which is the forth highest mountain in Africa.

Situated about 100km north of Gondar and best assessed from the small town of Debark, the park is best known for stupendous scenery. Travel writer Rosita Forbes called it "the most marvelous of all Abyssinian landscapes".

It is also the most important stronghold for the endemic Gelada Baboon, Walia Ibes and Abyssinian Wolf, as well as being a host for one the world's densest populations of the spectacular bearded vulture (Wammergeyer), which is frequently seen at close range at the campsites.

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