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Gonder

Ethiopia Gonder Itinerary

Gonder, also known as the ‘Camelot of Africa’ is in the north of Ethiopia and is accessed by plane from Addis Ababa and also by 4WD from the Simien Mountains.

Here you’ll explore a ruined city of emperors, from Fasilides (reigned 1632–67), to Iyasu II (1730–55). Visit the walled Fasil Ghebbi fortress and palace compound with six castles and a myriad of tunnels and raised walkways. The most impressive are Fasilida’s Castle and the Royal Archive building.

You’ll spend the evening at Goha Hotel part of the Ghion chain, a 3-star property situated on a hill around 1 kilometre from Gonder. It commands spectacular views of Gonder and its imperial castles from the terrace bar, where you can relax with a drink. The bedrooms are comfortable and traditionally decorated, and it has a restaurant serving local and international food.