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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          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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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              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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