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This is one of Ethiopia's treasures that stood the test of time since the early 1600s. Once you pay the entrance fee, you are free to roam around the grounds. You can get a guide for a fee if desired but i didn't see the...More
Excellent place to spend a couple of hours. The compound has 6 castles all quite well preserved. Take a guided tour as they have interesting stories to share. The buildings are all quite different. The compound is well maintained and the grounds are peaceful to...More
On my recent trip to this beautiful country I was lucky to have met an excellent guide, Samuel Tedesse. He is a knowlegable guide who presents his country's beautiful sites with so much passion and love. He is responsible and trustworthy and willing to meet...More
I'm a photographer and I came to Gondar to photograph famous Timqat. One of my friends had recommended me Samuel. We spent all the day on taking pictures of numerous processions all over the city. He was very helpful during "navigation" in the crowd, had...More
I highly recommend Samuel Tadesse as a tour guide in Gondar region. He's very passionate, very friendly and offers explanations with professionalism. The best tour guide in Gondar. Email: email@example.com or +251918065388
This part museum part historical reference to a gone by era including Emperor Selassies bed and perhaps one of the worst en suite bathroom colours i have ever seen! Some good informative boards which gives you a sense of the building.
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
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.