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Simien Mountain Trekking

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  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • - Lodging; Camping/ Hotel
  • - Group Size; Minimum 1
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Sankober
- Departing in the early from Gondar (leaving 7am at the very latest)we drive in the direction of Sankober.
- Stopping along the way for quick breaks, at Debark we disembark and sort out all the relevant park fees and permits.
- Dropping everyone off near the town of Buyit Ras, a 3 to 4 hour hike to Sankober waits - With spectacular views we pass close to the escarpment edge before nearing Sankober.
- It is at Sankober where one is presented with beautiful views on both sides of the escarpment ridge (It is here that one is likely see the endemic Gelada baboons).
- Overnight camping in Sankober.

Day 2: Jinbar River Waterfalls
- Departing Sankober we head off in a rather large valley, through which the Wazla River runs (although the river is often dry).
- Scaling the opposite side of the valley we are offered views of the Jinbar River waterfalls falling into the Geech Abyss.
- Continuing from here we cross the Jinbar River and ascend into the village of Geech.
- Total trekking time: 4-5 hours.

Day 3: Chenek
- A early morning breakfast and we are off again.
- This time we head in the direction of the peak of Imet Gogo at 3926m above sea level.
- From Imet Gogo one is presented with some of the most spectacular views over the Ethiopian Lowlands (with out question, one of the highlights of this safari).
- We continue onto Chenek passing the Korbete Metia (a solid rock wall which opens up exposing beautiful views over the lowlands and the escarpment).
- It is here at Korbete Metia that is out best chance of spotting lammergeyers.
- Overnight camping in Chenek.
- Total trekking time: 7 – 9 hours.

Day 4: Safari Ends
- From Chenek, we travel in a easterly direction through a valley and onto Bwahit Peak (overlooking the camp from where you just came).
- After the visit, return to camp and depart for Gondar for overnight (hotel).

  • Rates from: US$ 605.00
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are based on four people per safari
  • Rates are in US Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - ADDIS; from £ 600
  • USA - ADDIS; from $ 1600
  • EUR - ADDIS; from € 800
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Safari Includes
  • - Transportation between the Simien Mountains and Gondar (return)
  • - English-speaking guide
  • - Entrance fees to Simien Mountains National Park
  • - Armed scouts, mules and mule handlers
  • - All food and water while camping
  • - All cooking and camping materials, including cooking tent, tables and chairs
  • - Cook to prepare food for entire expedition team
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Accommodation and/or services in Gondar
  • - Alcoholic beverages
  • - Camera and/or photo fees
  • - Items of a personal nature

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