Itinerary Day 08: Simien Mountains National Park-Axum
After breakfast, start driving to Axum through the beautiful sceneries of Simien Mountains, Limalimo, Tekeze River Gorge. While driving from Simien Mountains to Axum, you will have a brief stop at different parts of the park for the best view. You will have picnic lunch under the shade of the tree past the Tekeze River Gorge whilst enjoying the beautiful Simien Mountains scenery from distance. Past the Tekeze River Gorge whilst enjoying the beautiful Simien Mountains scenery from distance, you will have picnic lunch under the shade of a tree and continue driving to Axum.
|Even google couldn't find the route|
The first part of the road out of Mountains is reminiscent of roads to be found in the hills of rural Italy. Very narrow, cut out of steep terrain, rock retaining walls and terraces, hairpin cutbacks winding down and up and down the shifting elevation with sheer drop off the shoulder.
These pictures do not convey the nature of the road or the ride. I have some video clips that might do a better job, but since I cannot keep the blog up to date with the intermittent internet connections as it is, video additions will have to wait until we get home.
Editors 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.