Semien mountains : trekking in ethiopia

Semien mountains (January 2005) : WE did a five-days trek, supported by only a guard to guide us. He had to carry  a Kalashinov (Russian gun) to shoot wild babboons. We cooked our own meals, brought our own tent and two donkeys along to carry our things and when we got too tired we RODE them.

It was a fascinating trek with beautiful flowers, we dropped into our guide’s village and drank coffee and also saw the rare Gelada Babboons and thought we saw a rare ibex.

And to top it off, there was the breathtaking view of the Simien canyon, part of the Great African Rift.