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Excellent guide, cheap private tour, saw a wolf!

Myself and my partner took a private tour around the Simien mountains, our guide Eyosi was... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Nate B
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Simien Mountains tour with Abel

We had a wonderful 4 day tour in the Simien Mountains in January 2018. Our guide Abel was just... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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Simien Mountain Tours offers spectacular trips throughout the whole country. We provide first-class services and equipment and will help you from beginning till the end of your holidays with our expertise.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Gonder 1593, Ethiopia
+251 91 190 4792
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner took a private tour around the Simien mountains, our guide Eyosi was excellent, extremely friendly and knowledgeable, we had a cool, ranger and driver with us who were all great. The camping is very very basic but despite being the only...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful 4 day tour in the Simien Mountains in January 2018. Our guide Abel was just great. He had a lot of knowledge about the area and he was great company during the tour. Everything was well organized and the food was...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Abel and the team are fantastic , friendly and very knowledgable. Good tour, lots of fun. Book it now and you will not be disappointed. Simon

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Abel is a great guide, he knows all about the flora and fauna of the simiens, is friendly, and professional. We were well looked after in camp with good tents, sleeping bags, food, and even hot water bottles! He is excellent value for money. The...More

1  Thank Robbie P
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I was looking for a 4-5 days trek in the SImien mountains and Abel has been recommended by a friend back in Addis. As soon as I contacted him he came to visit me in Gondar and included me last minute in a 5 days...More

Thank Romain P
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Abel is a genuinely friendly and professional tour guide who helped us every step of the way. Everything from the initial contact by email, meeting us in Gondar, the drive to the mountains, the hiking and camping to the drive back to Gondar was organized...More

Thank Yaroslav O
Reviewed 21 March 2018

My friend and I went on a 3-day trek in the Simien Mountains in January 2017 with Abel as a guide. We would definitely recommend his services. Abel was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. He was always able to answer our questions about the plants, scenery,...More

Thank nebulousjoel
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Abel and I met in Gondar for a couple of times and we continued to stay in touch during my 5 week trip around Ethiopia. I originally contacted him because a friend did the Siemen trek with him and as a solo female travel, I...More

Thank cgomez100100
Reviewed 21 January 2018

When my mother and I decided to spend the better part of December in Ethiopia, my top desire was a trip in the Simiens. I contacted Abel (based on the deservedly stellar TA reviews). Planning was seamless, and the trek itself was fantastic. We did...More

Thank Wallahi
Reviewed 26 November 2017

In October 2017 myself and two friends travelled around Ethiopia with the Simien Mountain Tours company. All our itinerary, accommodation, guides, drivers and domestic airfares were organised brilliantly by Alex Abebe who runs this company. We were in the country for 16 days, the first...More

1  Thank Roby52
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Response from Nikoletta89 | Property representative |
The grade for a 1-2 days trip in the Simians is moderate. There are no difficult hikes during the trip. The high altitude shouldn't be a problem as well as you are not climbing that high in this time. You will see groups of... More