A world heritage site, the Simien Mountain range in the North of Ethiopia is host to the fourth highest mountain in Africa, Ras Dashen, reaching a height of 4,543 metres, (14,901 feet). The mountain range is bounded on the north and east by a massive and long escarpment cut along its length by deep gorges. Views over this vast plain from the top of the rugged, torn escarpment are breathtaking. Trekking from west to east, you can take in the dramatic landscapes and wonderful sunsets. Temperatures at night drop dramatically in contrast to the heat of the day. It is possible to see the Wild Ibex, once hunted close to extinction, and the Simien fox, of which there are no more than 50 left. You will also see the common groups of Gelada baboons.
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.