Itinerary Day 07: Simien Mountain National Park
Today, you will make relaxing trek and see troops of ‘bleeding heart baboon’ the Endemic Gelada Baboon, in the most dramatic sceneries of the park including Ginbar River Falls and Wolkafit mountain chain. You will also have the chance to see different endemic mammals like the Walia Ibex around Chenek.
After a cold night and a hearty breakfast, we spend the day hiking, photographing and enjoying the park. No point in trying to describe the wonders of this park. We'll just include a sampling of Sigrid and my photographs and leave it at that. Highlights included dawn breaking over the mountains, close up sighting of the Walia Ibex that exists only here, watching buzzards and eagles dueling over the valleys, a lunch break at the top of the world, and the fantastic views.
Editor's Note: I intend to pre-load and schedule automated blog posts with the daily itinerary for our Ethiopian adventure. For those interested, this may be an easy way to follow along. Since we will not have internet access for most of the trip, my hope is this will make it easier to add some pics and journal commentary if and when we run across an internet connection. If there are no pics or commentary, you'll just have to wait until we get back. We'll see how it goes.[UPDATED]