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Semien Mountains

Region(s): Africa, Ethiopia
Parent Range: Ethiopian Highlands
Max. Elevation: 4 550 m / 14 928 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 62 miles / 100 km
Average Width: 40 miles / 25 km
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Overview

Range Name(s): Semien Mountains
Max. Elevation: 4 550 m / 14 928 ft
Region(s): Africa
Location: Africa, Ethiopia
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking
Starting Point: 13.492778014624882
38.44361099999992
Parent Range: Ethiopian Highlands
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Snow line: Absent
Average Length: 62 miles / 100 km
Average Width: 40 miles / 25 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD), Dire Dawa (DIR)
Convenience Center(s): Dire Dawa, Addis Ababa, Debark
National
Park(s):
Simien Mountains National Park

Location

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