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Reviewed 4 January 2019

We did a 4-day, 3-night hiking tour in the Simien Mountains. Views and nature are amazing, the trails are not super hard and the camps are basic but ok. We arranged everything through Gismu (gismudebark@yahoo.com) and it worked well. He arranged for us transport from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lucia P
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We met Gismu by chance in the office of Simien National Park in Debark, and immediately I trusted and hired him for a day excursion in Simien National Park. And the decision couldn’t be better. Gismu is a soft and clever person, who was born...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank michel19682018
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We travelled for 3 days in the Simien Mountains, and the scenery and wildlife were absolutely fantastic. Our guide was Gismu Syum, running the company Ethiopia Trek, and who we thought was a very good guide (flexible regarding our demands, responds very quickly to emails...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank nikko_del
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went there just after the rainy season ended in September and spent 3 amazing days walking through lush fields of thyme and lemon grass and passing under gnarled trees covered in moss. The views are stunning and you never venture far from a lookout...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank BenjaminKramer14
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Simien Mountains are absolutely beautiful and jaw dropping. We only had a short three day trip but it was definitely one of the best hiking trips I have been on. Everything was well arranged and our guides made the trip extra amazing. If you...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

In november I did a trek in the Simien moutains with two friends. Our local guide was Gismu who organize perfectly everything for us, from hotel booking to car rent, then guide us around the park. He has a great knowledge of the Simien Park...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank quinquismichel
Reviewed 15 June 2016

In May 2016, I completed the trek from Simien Mountain National Park HQ to the summit of Ras Dashen. We finished the approximately 56-mile trek in 5 days, completing about 15,000 feet of gross elevation gain. The experience was incredible - thanks in large part...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank Jason S
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The park obliges the tourists to take scouts and guides, even if you are not going to use them. We find that one person is more than enough. We payed for 3 days for both scout and guide, but they worked only one day. The...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Gulia B
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Gismu was a really good guide. We enjoyed his personality, and knowledge of the mountains. All in all, I would highly recommend him, anywhere in Ethiopia.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I trekked Ras Dashen this Easter. I organised my trek online with Dawoud through his website. Everything was perfect. We were met at the airport by Dawoud and he drove us to our hotel in Gondar. We left the next day for the National Park...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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