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Gondar and Simien Mountains National Park

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Duration

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Often described as the Camelot of Africa, Gondar was once the capital of Ethiopia from 1626 until the mid-19th century. The main architectural centerpiece is the Royal Enclosure known as Fasil Ghebbi (UNESCO World Heritage Site) containing six fortified stone castles including the three-story original Fasiledes Castle plus chancery built... More

Often described as the Camelot of Africa, Gondar was once the capital of Ethiopia from 1626 until the mid-19th century. The main architectural centerpiece is the Royal Enclosure known as Fasil Ghebbi (UNESCO World Heritage Site) containing six fortified stone castles including the three-story original Fasiledes Castle plus chancery built by Emperor Fasil in the 1630’s. Nearby there is the circular Church of Debre Berhan Selassie (Mountain of the Enlightened Trinity) with its exquisite 17th-century ecclesiastical paintings as well as paintings of cherubic angels with wings, which adorn the ceiling and walls.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hotel booking for the below festival period will be treated as special case (MESKEL FESTIVAL from Sep.24 to 30, EPIPHANY FESTIVAL from Jan.16 to 23 & Either in late January or early February (the summit date is moving), during AU SUMMIT

Itinerary

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Day: 1 Addis Ababa ✈ Gondar
Day: 1 Addis Ababa ✈ Gondar

In the morning fly to Gondar (UNESCO heritage site), up on arrival meet and assist by ET-Holidays representative. Gondar, once was the Royal Capital of Ethiopia which was founded in 1636 by Emperor Fassiladas. It was a hub of art, music and literature for Ethiopia. Your visit will include the Royal enclosure, Fasiledes bath and the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie church which is well known for its intriguing ceiling paintings. Overnight: Hotel.

Day: 2 Gondar-Simien Mountains NP
Day: 2 Gondar-Simien Mountains NP

Drive to the Siemen Mountains National Park to enjoy spectacular scenery and more over to see troops of the endemic Gelada baboons. Siemen is recorded in the UNESCO heritage list for its superlative natural phenomena. Overnight: Lodge.

Day: 3 Simien Mts NP-Gondar
Day: 3 Simien Mts NP-Gondar

In the morning walk along the cliff side and see from close distance the endemic Gelada Baboons bathing in the sun and gumming each other’s hair to witness their strong social behavior. In the afternoon drive back to Gondar Overnight: Hotel.

Day: 4 Gondar ✈ Addis Ababa
Day: 4 Gondar ✈ Addis Ababa

Fly back Addis Ababa. In the afternoon spend at leisure or shopping or you will do partial city tour of Addis. Transfer to the airport if you have international flight Meal: Breakfast

Included

  • 3 nights’ hotel cost on Twin/Double room, and Bed & breakfast basis
  • Round trip domestic flight fare, Addis ✈ Gondar ✈ Addis
  • Entrance fees according to the tour program
  • English speaking local guide
  • Payment for scout/ranger
  • One liter of mineral water per person per day

Excluded

  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned under what’s included section

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