Trekking in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

Posted: June 9, 2013 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa

Hiking and Trekking in Simine Mountains National Park, Ethiopia with FANOS Ethiopia Tours


Yes, there are mountains in Ethiopia… in fact, a lot of Ethiopia is actually mountainous highlands, which is perhaps counter to what most people think of when they think of Ethiopia (I would guess most people probably think of famine when they think of Ethiopia, even though there hasn’t been a famine here for almost thirty years).  In case you couldn’t tell by the whole walk-across-Spain-thing I did, I very much enjoy walking (and I know that several of you reading this have gone on walks with me previously).  So, when I actually flipped through the guidebook to Ethiopia and saw that trekking was popular here, I figured I was going to have to do it.  For the record, there are two main trekking areas in the country, the Simien Mountains in the north (simien actually means north in amharic) and the Bale Mountains to the south.  I had been…

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