Hiking & Wildlife in the Gur Canyon
A wonderful option as a day trip from the capital is exploring the Canyon of the Gur Rivery. No less impressive than the Nile Gorge, the Gur River formed a massive valley that you can explore.
Accompanied by one of our experienced SimienEcoTours driver guides (English available) you depart for a day trip to Debre Libanos where the majestic Gur Canyon awaits you. Some easy trails lead along the flat escarpment where Gelada Baboons come up for feeding and some more challenging trails lead into the lowlands where you can mingle with the locals. Plenty of birds of pray and the endemic Harwood's Francolin are found here.
Some basic but pleasant lodging options in the area make an overnight stay also possible. Trips can be easily extended at Ethio-German Park Hotel.