SEMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

SEMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

  • Size: 179km2(ninth)
  • Region: Amhara
  • Geographical Location:-760km north ofAddis Ababa , Via Bahardar,Gondar
  • Altitude:1,900-4,430m(1st)
  • Physical Features:Spectacular scenery, gorges and escarpments, just outside the park is RasDashen, Ethiopia’s highest peak at 4,543meters.
  • Temperatures:can fall below freezing at night. The Daytime temperatures are in the region of 11.50cto180c. The rainfall average 1,550mm a year.
  • Vegetation:-Afro-alpine montane, Savannah, heather, Much of the Vegetation has been Altered by Humans over the years and few trees will be seen in the area except the introduced eucalyptus. But In inaccessible areas, such as the escarpment, natural habitats areas, such as the escarpment, natural Habitats are preserved and plants such as St. John’s wort and heather may be seen as small trees or bushes, and many smaller herbs form carpets of color.
  • Fauna;-walia Ibex: semen Fox, Gelada Baboon, gery duiker, and Klipspringer are among the 21(Twenty-One)species.

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