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Location: Amhara Region  Map

Area: 220 km²

 

Simien Mountains National Park Headquarters:

0581 113482

Open: 8:30am- 12:30pm, 1:30- 5:30pm Mon- Fri, 8:30am- 12pm, 2-5 pm Sat&Sun

Simien Mountains National Park

Simien Mountains National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Simien Mountains National Park

 

Simien Mountains National Park is a nature reserve in Amhara Region in Ethiopia. This national park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Simien Mountains National Park was established in 1969 and today it covers a total area of 220 km² that protects Simien Mountains and their unique biosphere. These are tallest mountains in the country cut by deep valleys. Simien Mountains National Park includes tallest mountain in Ethiopia Ras Dashen that reaches an elevation of 4543 meters. Simien Mountains National Park contains several species that are endemic to the region including Ethiopian wolf and walia ibex, a type of a wild goat. Other animals include leopards, caracals and many others. Additionally there are over species of birds. The most impressive is a massive bearded vulture. Despite its significant wingspan of 10 feet or 3 meters it is completely harmless and usually don't attack humans. Most of the area is covered by savannahs and semi arid plains. If you want to use help from the locals guides, mule- handlers and others you should contact the Park Headquarters for help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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