Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1978
Size of heritage: 13,600 ha
Massive erosion over the years on the Ethiopian plateau has created one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, with jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 m. The park is home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and the Walia ibex, a goat found nowhere else in the world.
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Medium airport - 63 mi (101 km) Shire Inda Selassie Airport
Small airport - 63 mi (102 km) Axum Airport
Medium airport - 82 mi (132 km) Debre Tabor Airport
Small airport - 84 mi (136 km) Mekele Airport
Medium airport - 101 mi (162 km) Lalibella Airport
Small airport - 104 mi (167 km) Bahir Dar Airport
Medium airport - 120 mi (193 km) Humera Airport
Small airport - 124 mi (200 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Addis Ababa
- Bahir Dar
- Dire Dawa
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.