The Simien Mountains

Unesco World Heritage Site

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Scenery

A tukel is a high quality room with 2 large single beds (2m x 1m). There is a bathroom with shower. All rooms have under-floor heating by solar.

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Culture

In the Simiens there is a mix of various peoples from three religions, Coptic christian, Muslim and Jewish.From a historical viewpoint, one of the most interesting places to visit is Deresge Maryam in Janamora district which is where King Tewodros II was crowned.

Wild Life

Gelada can be seen from Simien Lodge right the way up to Bwahit. There are currently about 2700 monkeys in the park and this number is fairly static. Although the predators have declined, increased farming in the park means that the gelada do not have the same grasslands and woodlands as previously.