Monday, November 24, 2014

ETHIOPIA ~The Simien Mountains National Park - UNESCO~

...African beauty nr 2 coming from a really "Hard to Get country"... once again a little gem... one more ticked off my missing countries list☺...  and with so many wonderful stamps used ... Thank a million Kate!!

View of the Chennek path on the most beautiful peak in the Simien mountains, the Imet Gogo. (3.925M)

Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is the second-most populous nation in Africa. Ethiopia is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south.

Simien Mountains National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Semien (North) Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, its territory covers the Simien Mountains and includes Ras Dashan, the highest point in Ethiopia.It is home to a number of extremely rare species, including the Ethiopian wolf, Gelada monkeys, and the Walia Ibex, a wild goat found nowhere else in the world.

The country is a land of natural contrasts, with waterfalls and volcanic hot springs. Ethiopia has some of Africa's highest mountains as well as some of the world's lowest points below sea level. It has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa.

Great stamps: (From left to right)
Black Rhinoceros
(Issued 20-06-2005)
Menelik's Bushbuck
(Issued 12-12-2002)
Monuments of Addis Ababa
(Issued 05-07-2012)
Surma Nationalities Hairstyles
(Issued 28-08-2005)
Menelik´s Bushbuck
(Issued 19-06-2000)


  1. Pretty card, and love the stamps. You sure do get some great cards from very rare countries! Good for you. :)

    1. ...And that is only thanks to so many wonderful people living or travelling to one of those special places!
      But I do love every postcard received even if they are coming from a neighbour! :-)