Gondar

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Top Descriptions

If it weren’t for important sites such as and and the town’s location between and , Gondar might not be so entrenched on the northern historical circuit. Political tensions are high here, tourist numbers are low, and the accommodation and dining options are particularly unfruitful. There’s better value-for-money to be found here with the likes of the and , but aside from the you won’t find yourself having much access to infrastructure in Gondar. It might be better to roll in, see the sites, and roll out. At least, that’s what most foreigners seem to do here anyway. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Gondar makes a useful base for organising tours in . It’s also easier to stock up here at than it is in Debark.
Although is certainly the main attraction of Gondar, do try to explore the sites on the more scenic outskirts of town such as or .
Keep an eye on the political situation as both violent protests and road closures have recently affected Gondar.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:ጎንደር
Also known as:Gonder, Gondär
 
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Environment type:forest, hill
Location type:town, rural
 
Religion type:Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

What can we see or do there?

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Birds:vultures

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
Average daily budget:ETB475

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:4 nights
High season:October to January
Low season:
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How can we get in contact?

Language(s):Amharic, English, Tigrinya
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:251

How can we get there?

Coordinates:12.60791, 37.46955
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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:3
Travel time to attractions:20 minutes
Travel time to next location:3 hours
 
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Altitude:2,133m

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500ml
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Beer (national)500ml
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Fizzy drink1 litreETB55
Fruit juice1 litre
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Gin (multinational)1 litre
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Gin (national)1 litreETB100
Milk1 litre
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Oil1 litreETB85
Rum (multinational)1 litre
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Rum (national)1 litre
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Vodka (multinational)1 litreETB400
Vodka (national)1 litre
Water1 litreETB13
Whisky (multinational)1 litreETB800
Whisky (national)1 litre
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Wine1 bottleETB200
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Almonds100g
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Apples1kgETB75
Bananas1kgETB15
Bell pepper1kg
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Bread1 loaf
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Carrots1kg
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Chillies1kg
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Chocolate (multinational)1 bar
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Chocolate (national)1 barETB20
Coconut milk1 can
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Cucumber1kg
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Eggs1 dozen
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Garlic1kg
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Ginger1kg
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Honey1 jarETB45
Ice cream1 unit
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Jam1 jarETB60
Onions1kg
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Oranges1kgETB15
Pasta1kgETB40
Peanut butter1 jarETB30
Peanuts100g
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Potatoes1kg
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Raisins100gETB25
Rice1kgETB20
Sandwich1 unit
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Tomatoes1kg
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Antifungal shampoo1 bottleETB110
Conditioner1 bottleETB75
Condoms1 packETB4
Deodorant1 canETB65
Floss1 pack
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Hand sanitizer1 bottle
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Laundry soap1 bar
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Razors1 pack
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Sanitary towels1 pack
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Shampoo1 bottleETB50
Soap1 barETB20
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unitETB12
Toothpaste1 tubeETB30
Washing powder1 box
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Antiseptic cream1 tubeETB75
Bandages1 packETB20
Chapstick1 unit
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Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packETB3
Ibuprofen1 packETB5
Mosquito repellent1 bottle
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Nail clippers1 set
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Plasters1 packETB10
Sun cream1 bottleETB300
Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-packETB40
Chilli powder100g
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Cigarettes (multinational)20-packETB70
Cigarettes (national)20-packETB30
Coriander100g
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Cumin100g
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Fuel1 litreETB14
Internet1 hourETB15
Lighter1 unit
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Matches1 pack
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Paprika100g
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Travel multiadapter1 unit
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Travel plug1 unit
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Turmeric100g
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Stock1 pack
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Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Breakfast (continental)ETB43
Breakfast (cooked)ETB66
BurgerETB60
Calzone (large)ETB115
Calzone (small)ETB60
CarbonaraETB82
CerealETB53
Chicken nuggetsETB60
Crème CaramelETB35
Eggs (how you like)ETB46
French friesETB42
Fruit saladETB29
Gored goredETB105
Goulash (beef)ETB85
Grilled (fish)ETB83
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Injera firfirETB43
KitfoETB105
LasagnaETB83
Pancake (simple)ETB46
Pasta (meat)ETB68
Pasta (vegetable)ETB58
Pizza (loaded)ETB111
Pizza (simple)ETB92
PorridgeETB47
Quanta firfirETB67
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Rice (meat)ETB68
Rice (vegetable)ETB58
Roasted (chicken)ETB105
Roasted (lamb)ETB96
SaladETB57
Salad (meat)ETB68
SandwichETB62
ShiroETB51
Shiro bozenaETB50
Shiro tegaminoETB40
Skewers (meat)ETB91
Soup (meat)ETB55
Soup (vegetarian)ETB48
SteakETB89
Stir fry (meat)ETB90
Stroganoff (meat)ETB85
TibsETB76
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Beer (national)ETB19
Bailey’s (shot)ETB52
CappuccinoETB13
CoffeeETB9
Fruit juice (fresh)ETB24
Gin (bottle)ETB1,350
Gin (shot)ETB39
Hot chocolateETB9
Malibu (shot)ETB44
MilkETB10
Ouzo (shot)ETB15
Red BullETB58
Rum (shot)ETB51
Soft drinkETB14
TeaETB8
Tequila (shot)ETB25
Vodka (bottle)ETB1,500
Vodka (shot)ETB36
Water (2L)ETB24
Whisky (bottle)ETB2,125
Whisky (shot)ETB52
Wine (bottle)ETB187
Wine (glass)ETB80

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