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I spent Half a day in Gondar for the castles and must say that I was extremely lucky to have Samuel as my guide. He is a very gentle and patient person who knows the place and its history inside out. He is an extremely...More
This collection of a dozen buildings inside a walled enclosure are truly impressive. Make sure you hire a guide at the site, rather than getting one from the hotel. Also if you hire a tuktuk driver for the day, make sure they know that the...More
The Royal Enclosure is in the centre of town near the Piazza and is quite a compact group of ruins in various stages of decay. The best preserved is Fasiladas Palace, many other buildings still stand or have been extensively repaired with Unesco support. Well...More
I can't even describe how cool this place is. We dipped in and out of Gondar while touring Ethiopia and during our second visit we had a tour company located in the hotel we stayed at organize a few trips for us and this one...More
If you come to Gonder make sure you spend a morning and/or afternoon in this amazing site! The ticket is valid for the whole day, so if you have time it's worth going in different parts of the day (the sunlight makes all the difference)....More
interesting insight into ethiopia's history with reasonably well preserved castles from a line of emperor's. You have to pay for a local guide & I think some of them are better than others. they tend to have a script & struggle if they have to...More
If you will be there try to find Samuel, he is the vbest guide.
We met Samuel at the entrance of Gondar Castle and he was one of our best guides in Ethiopia. I definitely recomand him those who want to know all the details...More
You’ll be totally safe, if not a bit harassed/scammed. Honestly.... Lali Bella is really great!! But Gondar is not worth the extra trip at all. Skip it. The castle isn’t more than 45 minute walk around/look and it’s not even... More
You’ll be totally safe, if not a bit harassed/scammed. Honestly.... Lali Bella is really great!! But Gondar is not worth the extra trip at all. Skip it. The castle isn’t more than 45 minute walk around/look and it’s not even an Ethiopian relic - it’s Portuguese. There are tour guides outside the castle as you buy your tix, that will make you pay too much but will be easy to hire. Other than the castle, there’s nothing else to do in Gondar unless you go into the simian mts for a hike. Good luck!
If you couldn't find the name of the company, just pick the name of the attraction and mention the name there and give your comment. For example when we visited Gondar, Lalibela and Axum this past July a company named... More
If you couldn't find the name of the company, just pick the name of the attraction and mention the name there and give your comment. For example when we visited Gondar, Lalibela and Axum this past July a company named Zelalem Tour helped us arrange the tour guides and hotels with a reasonable price.