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.
Gelada Baboon (Theropithecus gelada)
Amhara Orthodox Christian
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Geladas in the Simien National Park
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
Village – 1800 metres above sea level
Inside an Amhara house
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To read more about the Simien Mountains:
Simien Mountains on Wikipedia (EN)
The Simien national park official website (EN)