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Range Name(s): Semien Mountains, Горы Сымен     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 4 550 m / 14 928 ft     Snow Line: Absent
Region(s): Africa     Average Length: 62 miles / 100 km
Location: Ethiopia:     Average Width: 40 miles / 25 km
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountaineering     Latitude/Longitude: 13°29'34.001''N
38°26'37''E
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Parent Range: Great African Rift Valley     Nearest Airport(s): Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD); Dire Dawa (DIR);
National Park(s): Simien Mountains National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Dire Dawa; Addis Ababa; 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. In some places, the escarpment forms small elevations that offer splendid natal lookout points. The spectacular views from the observation points at Gidir Got and lmet Gogo in the centre of the Semien Park offer unparalleled panoramas along the high plateau and down to the lowland areas.... Read more

DESCRIPTION Edit

Mountains with a unique atypical for African landscape. The margins of this high plateau consist of precipitous cliffs and deep, canyon-style gorges.

LOCATION Edit

Mountain range located in the western part of Africa, in Ethiopian highlands, near the Red Sea and the borders of the State of Eritrea.

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• Siemen are recognizable with their unique landscape have, but they have a twin brother in South Africa - a similar geological structure of the Drakensberg Mountains in the south of the continent, and Siemen mountains make them very similar in appearance.
Because of the altitude, Siemen mountains - one of
the few places in Africa where it snows regularly.... Read more

 

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