Mount Bwahit is one of the highest drivable roads in Africa

Mount Bwahit is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,437m (14,557ft) above sea level, located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. A road to the pass, just some meters above the summit, is one of the highest roads in Africa.

Mount Bwahit

Where is Mount Bwahit?

The pass, also known as Buahit, Bachit, and Buiheat, is located on the northern part of the country, in the Semien Mountains on Top of the Bwahit Plateau. The Simien Mountains in Ethiopia are simply put, one of the best trekking destinations in the world. Jaw-dropping views, wall-to-wall sunshine, generous hospitality, and rare wildlife combine to make for an unforgettable drive.

Can you drive to Mount Bwahit?

A gravel road to the west of the summit was constructed in 2000. 4x4 vehicles only. The drive is simply spectacular: it’s a surreal world of frozen streams, thin air, giant lobelias, 360 views, and an absolute end-of-the-world feeling.

How long is the road to Mount Bwahit?

The road is 95.1 km (59 miles) long, running from Debarq, also spelled Dabareq and Debark, to Mekane Berhan.
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