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Gonder Tours & Holidays

Gonder Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Up until the beginning of the 17th century Ethiopia had what was is locally referred to as a 'mobile capital'. But in 1632 Fasilidas took the throne and proclaimed Gonder as his capital, where it remained for the next 200 years. As king and emperor Fasilidas not only ushered in a period of relative calm in Abyssinia's turbulent history he also built a stupendous fort at this strategic location - added to by his successors - most of which is still intact. Wandering around the fort's spectacular turreted ...
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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,…



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13 days from £3,645

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Taking in the very best of northern Ethiopia, this spectacular journey transports you back in time as you explore a land rich in history, archaeology, culture, wildlife and more.
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