Semen Mountains National Park 7Days

Giant Lobelia

Siemien Mountains National Park

Siemien Mountains National Park, discover unique nature and wildlife, go for Abyssinian wolf
Itinerary
Program: Nature, Wildlife & History
Tour Code: Ibex 07
Duration: 6Nights (7 Days)
Transportation: Drive, trekking & Flight
Tour starts: Addis Ababa
Tour ends: Addis Ababa
Day1: Castles of Gondar & Simien Mountains National Park
After breakfast; fly from Addis to Gondar and visit the Castles of emperor Fassiladas, his swimming pool, the empress Minitab’s Palace, the Banquet Room of Emperor Bakaffa… the 17century church of Debre Birhan Silassie (Light of Trinity). After lunch; drive to the Semien Mountains national Park. On the way; visit the Felasha/Jews village. Overnight – tented camp in Sanka Ber – Semien Mountains National Park
Day2: Geech (Gich)
Morning, start the first day trek From Sanka Ber to Geech (also spelled as Gich)). At many points on the way, you will discover the endemic Gelada Baboon. Lunch at suitable place on the way. Overnight – Tented Camp – Geech
Day3: Imetgo peak Mountain
Climb Imetgo and Kedadit (Peak Mountains) and proceed to Chennek. On this day, you will appreciate the extremely fabulous Simien Mountains landscape, Gelada Baboon and a big chance for the Walia Ibex at Chennek. Overnight – tented Camp – Chennek
Day4: Buayt -Ambiko
Morning, explore Chennek area to see Walia ibex in groups. Here, you may see ibex and Gelada Baboons heating the morning sun together. After Breakfast, trek from Chennek to Ambiko via peak mountain named Buayt (4430m). Overnight – Camping – Ambiko
Day5: Ras Dashen (Ras Dejen)
Wednesday; 06June2012: Morning. Climb Ras Dashen, the Highest Mountain in Ethiopia from Ambiko (4543 meters). At the top of this mountain, you will indeed feel the climax experience and mountain breathing satisfaction amongst peaks in the Simien chained mountains. Descend down to Ambiko for dinner and overnight – Ambiko
Day6: Simien N.Park & back to Gondar Castles
Trek back to Chennek and drive to Gondar. Overnight – Hotel – Gondar
Day7: Gondar – Addis – Departure
Morning, fly from Gondar to Addis Ababa and City tour of Addis. Depending on the remaining time & interest, drive to the Entoto Mountain for a panoramic view of Addis, Entoto Museum and the old palace of MenelikII (at Entoto Mountain), the National Museum, where one can see different archaeological findings, trinity Museum, Mausoleum of emperor MenelikII and finally Merkato – the largest open market in Africa. Evening, dinner at ethnical live dance club to observe different cultural dances (Habesha Cultural Restaurant or Yod Abyssinia Restaurant) & transfer to Bole International Airport for departure (end of the trip)

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