Once described as the 'chess pieces of the Gods', the towering spires, volcanic pinnacles, huge gorges and gullies and vast rock formations of the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia's Northern Highlands form part of one of Africa's most beautiful mountain range. If trekking and camping isn't your cup of tea but you'd still like to see this beautiful part of the country, fear not, there is comfortable accommodation in a lovely lodge inside the park (holding the title of the highest hotel in Africa), and a new 4x4 track through parts of the park means more of it is accessible on day trips. The park is just
a three hour drive from Gondar and a couple of days in the mountains are a great way to break up the cultural sites of the Northern Circuit.

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Between Ethiopia and Original Travel, I'm not sure which one impressed us more. The country is a must-see destination for its history, its amazing landscapes, its stunningly beautiful and rich flora and fauna, its people and its culture. And Original Travel? Their local contacts as well as our consultant in London before the trip were totally professional and clearly knew Ethiopia well. It wasn’t a cheap trip, but we both agreed that it was worth every penny for the experience. I highly recommend Original Travel for organising a tailor-made holiday to Ethiopia.

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