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Range Name(s): Ethiopian Highlands, Эфиопское нагорье     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 4 533 m / 14 872 ft     Snow Line: Absent
Region(s): Africa     Average Length: 1 411 miles / 2 272 km
Location: Ethiopia: Somalia: Sudan: South Sudan: Eritrea: Kenya: Djibouti:     Average Width: 2 372 miles / 1 473 km
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: 11°35'51.932''N
39°6'1.18''E
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Parent Range: Great African Rift Valley     Nearest Airport(s): Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD);
National Park(s): Simien Mountains National Park; Bale Mountains National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Debark;

YOUR CHANCE TO Edit

Those who can deal with a lack of comfort during the African journey will find friendly and indomitable people, unspoiled landscapes of the «Roof of Africa», without great number of tourist opposite to Kilimanjaro area. The landscape of these places reminds Drakenberg mountains and fabulous lands from Tolkiens’s fairy tails.

DESCRIPTION Edit

The Ethiopian Highlands are divided into northwestern and southeastern portions by the Main Ethiopian Rift, which contains a number of salt lakes. The northwestern part, includes the Semien Mountains, which are famous by peak Ras Dashan (4550 m) - the highest in Ethiopia and Lake Tana. The southeastern portion's highest peaks are located in Bale Mountains national park, and are nearly as high as Semien. The range includes peaks of over 4000 m. Among these are Mount Tullu Demtu (4337 m), which is the second-highest peak in Ethiopia.... Read more

LOCATION Edit

Highlands is located in the east part of the African continent and stretches from the Red Sea through Ethiopia to Kenya.

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Africa, Ethiopia: Amhara

  • Ras Dashen
  • Mountaineering - 10 Day(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
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DID YOU KNOW (2) Edit Add

• Ethiopian highlands (Colla area) - the birthplace of the coffee tree.

 

• Highlands called the "Roof of Africa" due to the size and height.

 

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