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Accommodation - Ethiopia

Befiker Kossoye Ecology Lodge is located 30 km outside of the medieval historic city of Gonder with panoramic views of the Simien Mountains. The lodge has 14 simple guestrooms found in traditionally built cottages (tukuls). Guest rooms have twin beds and private en-suite adjoining bathrooms with shower, washbasin and toilet. There is also a characterful bar and restaurant with an open log fire every night. Kossoye Lodge is ideal either as a base for a full day visit to the Simien Mountains National Park or for those looking for a rural community experience within half an hour from Gonder. The lodge has been built by the local community and their involvement is felt throughout the lodge. Guests can learn about making injera, take part in the daily coffee ceremony or visit the local market. There are also a number of excellent walking trails which can be enjoyed from the lodge with a good change of seeing Gelada baboons.

Other accommodation in Gonder

Fasil Lodge
Located just minutes away from the castles of Fasilidas, Fasil Lodge is a breath of fresh air and calm in the heart of the city. There are 15 rooms tucked away from the noisy streets. Each is simple yet very clean with en suite facilities. There is a lovely relaxed bar under the shade of the trees and for those wishing to eat in the hotel, there is...
Goha Hotel
The Goha Hotel stands at the crest of a hill about one kilometre from the town centre, with a commanding view of Gonder and its enchanting and mysterious castles. The best hotel in the Ghion chain, this three star property offers 66 comfortable bedrooms which are simply decorated in traditional local style. There is a decent restaurant serving a mi...
Mayleko Lodge
Mayleko Lodge offers 20 well-appointed traditional stone bungalows with views of the surrounding hills a couple of minutes’ drive from Gondar’s Theodros Airport. The lodge puts great emphasis on engagement of the local community and sustainability as is apparent in the traditional construction design and the use of recycled hardwood, building mater...
Taye Baley
Conveniently situated just across the street from the Fasildes' castles and inspired by their unique architecture, the Taye Belay offers decent accommodatin in the heart of Gonder. There are 80 rooms and suites, which are spacious and clean with ensuite bathrooms equipted with modern showers. There is also a restaurant and bar offering local and ...


When you are in Gondar - go for dinner at the Four Sisters restaurant. This is a wonderful locally- run authentic spot, which serves great food and a lively atmosphere.

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