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Outdoor Equipment

During your trekking and outdoor tours with us, SimienEcoTours provides you with state of the art outdoor equipment such as tents & mattresses. Sleeping bags are recommended to bring on your own. There is a dining/recreational tent as well.

All trips are accompanied by staff including local guide, scout or ranger, professional cook, cooking assistant (for bigger groups), and for most trekking trips muleteers for the mules and donkeys that will transport the equipment.

You only need to worry about your light day pack to carry on your lunchbox, water an personal belongings!


16 VAUDE Campo 3 (Grande 3-4)

During our trekking tours you will sleep in our VAUDE Campo 3 and Campo Grande tents. These tents can accommodate 3 or 4 persons, but we rent them out for only two tourists. The tents have 2 entrances on either side, so that everybody is independent on stepping in and out of them.

Each trip is stocked with spare tents in case one of your tents breaks or has a problem.



For breakfast, dinner and some rest you will be in one of our spacious dining/recreation tents for 8 to 15 people. It gives you shelter from the cold wind in the mountains or from rain (in rainy season) and keeps insects away.
We own:

  • 2 big Hi Gear Zenobia Elite 6 Dining tents, 2,2×6 m, capacity: 15 persons
  • 1 big Dining tent, 3×4 m, capacity: 12-15 persons
  • 4 big Quechua Shelter Tent Fresh, 3×3 m, capacity: 9-10 persons
  • 1 light High Peak Pavillon 14045, 3×3 m, capacity: 8 persons



The mattresses used for sleeping are comfortable 6 cm thick foam mattresses from Rainbow Foam. For a better hygiene we are using removable mattress covers which will be washed regularly. Additionally, for your better comfort at night, we provide you with hot water bottles in the cold highland destinations. Please consider that night temperatures in the mountains areas in Ethiopia can fall under 0 degrees. Therefore good equipment is a must and a hot water bottle is a welcomed optional.