Ethiopia: Simien Mountains NP – Chennek Area & Around

The central area of the Simien NP around the point called Chennek is one of the most spectacular in term of rugged pinnacle scenery – there are multiple points where you can stand on the edge of the escarpment and gaze out into the abyss of the deep gorges and valleys below, while steep sharp spiky cliffs rise all around you. You are accompanied by a guide and an armed scout everywhere in the park – more of a way to support the local economy then the issue of safety. That being said, the park was used by the military during the recent civil war given its strategic elevated position.