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.
Along the route exiting species appear in rapid
succession, such as rosy patched bush shirks, splashing around the small rock
pools. From Woki the snaking descent is even more impressive than the main
Asmara - Massawa road with a really dramatic view as you wind your way downward
to the coastal plain.
The new road to Filfil winding
through Semenawi Bahri Eritrea.
(picture: © 2006
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
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
Blue Breasted Bee Eaters (Merops Variegatus) -
(picture: © 2006 Solomon Abraha -
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.
Wild life species are found like leopard, bushbuck,
klipspringer, greater kudum duiker and warthog and a number of bird species have
been ascertained recently.
Leopard - Semenawi Bahri National
Semenawi Bahri: one sight that you must not miss! Please
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