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Simien Mountains National Park

Simien Mountains National Park

Ethiopia Holidays - The spectacular Simien Mountains

The magnificent Simien Mountain National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the late 1960s, contains more than ten peaks of 4,000 metres or more. This stunning park offers some of the most dramatic scenery in Africa.  You can see the endemic Gelada or bleeding heart baboon, the Walia Ibex (below left), the Simien Wolf (the rarest canid in the world, below right) and rock hyrax, and endemic birds such as the Thick billed Raven, Black headed Siskin, White Collared Pigeon, Wattled Ibis, White billed Starling, Spot breasted Plover and White backed Black Tit.  Cruising Lammergeyers are often seen.  The park is also famous for its Afro-Alpine flora, meadows and grasslands punctuated by Giant Lobelia and flowering Red Hot Pokers.

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