Ethiopia: The Simien Mountains

The Simien Mountains are located in the northern Ethiopian Highlands. Since 1978 they are a UNESCO World Heritage Site (with the world heritage status in danger since 1996).
Compared to the surrounding area the weather is more cool and wet because of the highlands altitude. Consequently, it is more easy to grow crops, and the most of the Simien inhabitants are farmers. It is also possible to produce coffee beans.

The Simien Mountain is home of number of endangered species, including the Ethiopian Wolf (Only 500 wolves live in the wild). More common, the gelada baboon is easy to get encountered within the Simien Mountains.


 
 

Simien overview

 

Gelada Baboon (Theropithecus gelada)

 

Amhara Orthodox Christian

 

 

Coffee ceremony

 

Get back to home

 

 

Geladas in the Simien National Park

 

Gelada baby

 

Lobelias – 3650 meters above sea level

 

Lobelias field in the Simien

 

 

Kids – 3900 metres above sea level

 

Abyssin Wolf (Canis simensis simensis) – Altitude 3640 metres above sea level

 

A young shepherd looking for his goats

 

 

Riders

 

Village – 1800 metres above sea level

 

Simien Traffic

 

Chore timber

 

Amhara woman

 

 

Inside an Amhara house

 

 

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