Simien National Park - A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Simien National Park, in northern Ethiopia is a spectacular landscape, where massive erosion over millions of years has created jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 m.
The park is of global significance for biodiversity conservation because it is home to globally threatened species, including the iconic Walia ibex, a wild mountain goat found nowhere else in the world, the Gelada baboon and the Ethiopian wolf. It is a paradise for birders with dozens of species, including 16 which are endemic to Ethiopia.
With endless spectacular scenery, and off the beaten track feel, up close wildlife encounters and glimpses into the lives of the local mountain people, it is undoubtedly the best kept trekking secret in Africa.