• Sample Itineraries For Trekking Tour In Ethiopia

    Trekking In The Semien Mountains - Semien Mountains National Park

    The Simien range lies north of Gonder. It is one of Africa’s largest mountain ranges many of its peak rise above 4000m and mount Ras Dejen (4543m) is the highest point in Ethiopia and the fourth largest peak in Africa. The western side of the range designated as the semen mountain national park. It is UNESCO world heritage and the habitat of big endemic mammals like Walya Ibex, Gelada baboon and the rare Simien fox. And different bird species, including Lammergeyer. Of the flora many of which are indigenous, the Giant Lobelia, Haygenia Abysinica, Abyssinian Wild Rose and many more. The semen mountain is not only as nature but it is also as cultural encounter. It is among the few places in the world that you find people living on such high altitudes.

    It is the total sum of these semen mountains ranges has given Ethiopia the name: THE ROOF OF AFRICA!

    On our trek, in the Semien Mountains, we immerse ourselves in the spectacular scenery of rocky plateaus, spires, mesas and deep gorges. By contrast, friendly Amhara farmers inhabit villages connected by rough tracks and terraced fields. Mules carry our food, equipment and personal gear.

    AET 035: Ethiopia: Trekking In The Semien Mountains

    Transportation: Flight and on surface.    Length: 11 days

    To expand your experience of Ethiopia into a broader level, the Medieval Castles of Gonder and The marvelous Rock Churches of Lalibela are included in this mainly trekking trip.

    The extraordinary rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are one of the most fascinating architectural sites of Africa. Carved out of solid rock in the 12th century, the churches are described by UNESCO as a World Heritage site and by many as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. After visiting the mediaeval castles at Gondar, we head into the Simien Mountains for a spectacular trek.

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    AET 036 Ethiopia: Trekking in the Bale Mountains

    Transportation: On surface by 4x4.    Length: 9 days

    Trekking In The Bale Mountains - Bale Mountains National Park

    Bale Mountains in the south are also home to some unique wild life, and are ideal for trekking.

    Bale Mountains National Park is the largest area of Afro-Alpine habitat in the whole of the continent. It gives the visitor opportunities for unsurpassed scenic driving and the chances to view many of Ethiopia's endemic mammals, in particular the Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bush Buck and Semien Fox, and birds, such as the Thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose, and Rouget's Rail.

    The second highest peak in Ethiopia, Tullu Dimtu (4377m), is among many peaks in the trekking route.

    The Bale Mountains is an ideal place for trekking that combines stunning scenery, endemic mammals and birds of Ethiopia additional reward for any one set out for this trip.

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