Gelada Monkey

Simien Mountains – The roof of Africa

Simien, which in Amharic means “the north”, is an area still intact, little known and frequented; it gathers in a unique and fascinating whole the most evocative African landscapes: sharp spiers, pinnacles and deep erosions that keep the traveler between amazement and vertigo.

These mountains of volcanic origin, were eroded over time by the wind and water of the rivers. Shaping this tormented and spectacular landscapes.

The geographic isolation of these mountains has allowed the evolution of unique living species; both vegetable and animal.

The symbol of these mountains is undoubtedly the gelada monkey. These picturesque vegetarian primates live in the vicinity of cliffs and precipices, places that discourage predators and allow a safe shelter among the rocks.