Ethiopia to Cape Town 2013

8 months - with Gitane - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Simien Mountains

November 10, 2013  —  Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Our scout.

The Simien Mountains have been described by Homer (the Greek poet) as the playground where the Greek gods came to play chess. A very nice way to say that the mountains and landscapes in the park are extraordinary.

It is one of the most beautiful places in Ethiopia and even Africa for trekking in an unforgettable decor. The mountains shelter several endemic species of plants, birds and mammals. It is possible to see, among others, the ibex walia, the Ethiopian wolf and the gelada baboons.

We spent 6 days in the park; of which 5 to trek around. We went only with a scout to guide us on the many trails inside the park.

I invite you to enjoy these nice pictures and I hope that, one day, you will have the chance to wander in these mountains.

Simiens Park - Ethiopia
The landscape is spectacular.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Sankaber camp.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Geech camp.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
There were still some nice wildflowers.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
The gelada baboon is an endemic species of the region.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Young gelada baboons.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Gitane enjoying the panorama.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Village of Geech.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Young shepherds playing the flute.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Young shepherd.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Rocky outcrops near Mulit.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Inatye viewpoint.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Going down to Chenek camp.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
At the summit of Mont Bwahit at 4435 m.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia
Some ibex walia.
Simiens Park - Ethiopia