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The Semenawi Bahri National Park, hailed as the most beautiful country side in all Eritrea, extends along a chain of mountains as well as in the valleys. the elevation is between 900 and 2400 meters, with a North – South range of about 20 kilometer.

Travel

Getting there

; To reach Semenawi Bahri, take the Asmara – Keren Road. The road forks right at the village of Serejaka (21 km). The recently tarred road takes you through the village of Woki (29km) to the Semenawi Bahri area. Shortly after Woki, you reach  the highest of the Semenawi Bahri evergreen forests.When you reach a place called Vivaio (31km) you can take the road to your left, which will pass through Ambeloko, Fishey, Daukur and then to Mirana (58km).

If you continue on the tarred road, you will shortly reach Meg’o (43km) where the view will attract you very much and observe the wander of Semenawi Bahri in every direction. Again pause for a while at a particularly breath taking point in Sabur (50km) which overlooks the lush forests of the Filfil Valley. You will be simply amazed at the large number of sought-after birds, which seem to be everywhere.

From Sabur you descend towards Medhanit (58km) which has a moderate climate. Then continue to Filfil (68km), Solomuna (77km) part of Semenawi Bahri, which has an abundance of large picturesque trees, that are home to a vast variety of bird life. Visitors can not fail to experience the soothing sounds of birds that bring peace and delight

Wildlife

Wild life specie found in  Semenawi Bahri National Park include leopard, bushbuck, klipspringer, greater kudum duiker and warthog and a number of bird species have been ascertained recently. Some of the birds include turtle dove, Arabian bustard, lesser kestrel, Turaco, montane nightjar, Somali starling, babbler,cisticola, Abyssinian woodpecker and seed eater among others

Weather

For October to March, the upper slopes can be covered continuously in mist and drizzle. It tends to be drier and sunnier from March to September, but the site sees the rains during the months of June to September.

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