Simien Mountains National Park
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Simien Mountains are blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes in Ethiopia carved by incredible erosion in the Ethiopian plateau millions of years ago creating a world of jagged mountain peaks and stunning valleys giving it the nickname "Grand Canyon of Africa". Home to some of the highest peaks with Ras Dejen at 4,533m, this is home to a rich biodiversity with many endemic species of variety of fauna and flora.
Why Simien Mountains National Park?
While not a typical wildlife destination, the Simien Mountains is still undoubtedly home to some endemic and rare species such as the Walia ibex, a national icon, the Gelada baboon with its "bleeding heart" on their chest and a species that lives entirely on the ground. The main predator in the area is the endangered Ethiopian wolf or sometimes known as the Simien fox for its diminutive size and the only wolf species to thrive in Africa.