The two main trekking areas are the Simien mountains to the North and the Bale Mountains to the South East. For a more gentle trek, suitable for families with younger children, the foothills of the Bale mountains, the Dodola mountains are superb as accommodation is in lovely mountain huts and the temperature is comfortably cool at night, unlike the Simien and Bale mountains, where temperatures can drop to just under freezing, giving the surprising sight of frost across the ground after the days hot sun. The Bale mountains offer unique bird watching opportunities as well as olive baboon, bushbuck and warthog and Ethiopian wolf, whilst the Simien mountains offers the ultimate challenge of reaching the top of Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia - time permitting. Trekking is very easy to arrange and can be done both on foot and horseback and can be tailored to meet your needs and experience; treks can be organised as long or as short as required. Local, very experienced guides along with the National Park’s wardens make trekking in the mountains a great experience.
Geographically Ethiopia is stunning. The landscape is dominated by the dramatic Ethiopian Highlands with peaks of 4000m or higher. The country is bisected by the Rift Valley, which starts at the Red Sea, to the North East, and continues south to Mozambique in southern Africa.