Simien Lodge

18/09 Lileta, Debark, Ethiopia | Lodge
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What a trek!

A travel blog entry by juliebowers


The Simien Mountains are spectacular. The plateau is massive with deep gullies, flat topped and jagged pinnacles rising straight out of the landscape. The park is a World Heritage Site. This time of year is the dry season so its quite brown although there are familiar plants such as geranium, red hot pokers, thyme as well as Giant lobelia and the endemic ivory coloured Abyssinian rose which is like our wild roses.

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Gasping for air

A travel blog entry by ablo

Up at 0600, breakfast of eggs then out on trek to Imet Gogo. Very hard walking at altitude - unable to get enough air into lungs. A climbed like a whippet :) Eventually made it to summit - 3926m - cloudy but could make out mountain range in distance. After rest walked back down and then climbed up again to walk along escarpment towards Chenek. Stopped at more than 4,000m for lunch - think the hardest walk I've ever done ...

Sub Saharan Africa? Sub Arctic temperatures

A travel blog entry by ablo

... Geech dorm similar to Sankaber but the four of us had own (chilly!) room. Stuff had arrived courtesy of the mules and handlers. Ate popcorn and tea and tried to warm up (hail storm outside made hut freezing). When hail stopped walked up to a viewpoint but still too cloudy. Dinner of rice, chicken, veg and chips. Sat around campfire with lightening flashing in distance then bed at ...

Simien Mountains National Park

A travel blog entry by brownefamily5


Headed off on foot with our guide and scout (complete with antique gun held together with black electrical tape). Saw some Gelada Baboons on the escarpment a distance away so started taking some photos. When Mark and I were in Kenya 20+ years ago we saw our first elephants in distance so took lots of photos and as they got closer took more until they eventually walked right by us. Mark and I were both thinking this could be the same and ...

Geladas of the Simien Mountains

A travel blog entry by dmarek


... Mountains National Park. The road wasn't so good so 120 km would take almost 3 hours. Sian just reminded me of the Jewish village as we left Gondar. We passed a village of Fellasha with the star of David symbol. This area is the home of the remainder of the descendants of the 1000 Jews that came with Menelik I when he returned to Ethiopia from Jerusalem where he visited his father King Solomon and was given the Ark of the Covenant. The Jews continued to live ...

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