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Gondar (also spelled Gonder) is a city in Ethiopia.

Get in

By air

There is a mid-sized airport in Gondar. Ethiopian airlines has daily flights to the city - usually leaving Addis around 0700. Flights are also available to/from Axum, Lalibela, and Bahir Dar.

By bus

Get around

  • The blue and white minibuses run through the city, effeciently. There are also some horse drawn
 taxis , called garis. Both are inexpensive.
  • You also can contract a small blue colored taxis, for a day, week or few days, during your visit.


  • Gondar Castle a tiny version of Camelot. It costs a steep 50 Birr - price includes a guide but he will also expect a tip.
  • Debre Birhan Selassie Church a short way out of town, is worth a visit to see its amazing

ceiling. It is priced at 25 Birr but a student reduction is possible.




  • Roman Hotel, not too expensive and excellent value, try their tibbs wate. They serve meat even during lent.



A number of options are available. Prices start at 20 Birr for very basic rooms.

  • Meat house is a bar, brothel, butcher, restaurant and hotel with a charming atmosphere for only 20 Birr a night.
  • Roman Hotel, from Birr 60 (single self-contained), no water, excellent food, meat during lent

Get out

The walled city of Fasil Ghebbi near Gondar is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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