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Semien Mountain National Park

semien-mountainsThe Semien Mountains are a must for all those interested in wildlife, scenery and spectacular landscapes; the Park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Semien Mountains National Park - the mountains high lands constitute one of the major mountain massifs in Africa. The region includes many summits above 4000 meters in the highest point in Ethiopia, Ras Dashen, at 4620 meters, the fourth highest mountain in Africa. Its dramatic topography is the result of the erosion of basalt lavas, which have been calculated to be nearly 3000 meters thick.

It is home to the endemic mammals of Walia Ibex, Semien Fox, Gelada Baboons and many species of birds and plants apart from its spectacular scenic beauty.

Maximum temperatures during the day are about 150 Centigrade (600 Fahrenheit). At night the temperature usually drops to 3 - 50C (35 -40 0F).

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