This park looks quite alien, over millennia the plateau was eroded to create an area of flat areas, alongside peaks separated by dramatic stepp-sided gorges, running down to broad valleys and grasslands. Ras Dejen is the 4th highest peak in Africa, and is fully contained within the park. This is high enough to regularly have snow.
Mammals found include Olive baboon, Hamadryas baboon*, Vervet monkey, Colobus monkey, Gelada*, Rock hyrax, Menelik’s bushbuck*, Klipspringer, Grey duiker, Walia ibex*, Golden (common) jackal, Ethiopian wolf*,Spotted hyena, Serval, Leopard. Those animals with a * are those found nowhere else.