"Debark and Simien Mountains" Debark' by sachara

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The massive erosion over the years on the Ethiopian plateau has created one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The dramatic landscape of the Simien Mountains is consisting of several plateaus separated by wide valleys. The jagged peaks, the deep valleys, the steep escarpments of about 1500 M, the views at the pinnacles make the landscape breathtaking. There are good views at the mountains, going north from Debark to Aksum.

The Simien Mountains are an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Simien Mountains are a wonderful area for hiking.The dramatic landscape of the Simien Mountains is made up of several plateaus, separated by wide valleys. Walking along the steep escarpments with views at the pinnacles in the park is breathtaking.

You can reach the park from Debark. Here you have also to buy you tickets at the parkheadquarters.
We visited the park only one day and made a nice walk to a waterfall and along the escarpment.

In and around the park are some villages. The people we met, were very friendly. The kids were even a bit shy, but also curious enough to approach you.

  • Last visit to Debark': Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 11, 2004
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 9:22 PM

    I had seen Erica arborea in Tunisia but though tall, they did not look like a tree as on your photo but more as a tall bush. Too bad you had a dry waterfall. The landscapes are really fabulous! Nice story about the preservative on finger!

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2004 at 1:42 AM

    Like Africa made by Alije

  • BarbaraForza's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2004 at 10:52 PM

    Africa is intriguing indeed and your pages never disappoint us! Thanks a lot!

  • shivan's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2004 at 4:00 PM

    my best compliments for another quality page from the most addicted Africa fan I ever met

  • frockland's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2004 at 10:33 PM

    heeh, looking at your pictures I realized that we probably did the same hike. I rememebr all the places where you took them!


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