Simien Mountains National Park
The scenery in the Simiens is some of the most spectacular in the world. The natural beauties of this region have always filled visitors from around the world with awe. Gentle highland ridges at altitudes above 3’600 meters above sea level, covered with grasses, isolated trees and the bizarre Giant Lobelia are found on the high plateau. The wildlife in the Simiens is unique. Three species are not found anywhere else in the world. The favorite is of course the Gelada monkeys which can be gound in groups of up to 500. It takes time to see a Simien wolf but with a little patience they can be found. The Walia Ibex is also unique to this area. Leopard, klipspringer, bushbuck, jackal and hyena are also found. The rich wildlife and incredible landscape were the reasons why the park was given the UNESCO World Heritage label.