The lodge is located at the beginning of the escarpment, about 22km from Debark which is the ‘ frontier town’ of the Simien Mountain National Park. Entrance tickets to the park are purchased at the park office in Debark. The park gate itself is at Sawre, about 16km from Debark and then the Lodge is another 6km past this gate where the scenery really opens out. The escarpment starts around the location of Simien Lodge. From Debark town to the escarpment is largely farmland.
Note that the park is open from 6 am to 6 pm. Sometimes it is possible to get an extension to these times but not always. So it is important to arrive before nightfall. Simien Lodge cannot be held responsible for late arrivals and entry refusal by the park staff. Payments will not be refunded under these circumstances.