A Gondar tour has so much to offer, it truly is a highlight of any tour in Ethiopia. Gondar (also spelled Gonder) is a royal and ancient historical city of Ethiopia and a Gondar tour is an absolute inclusion for any serious traveller to Ethiopia. Gondar was once the old imperial capital and capital of the historic Begemder Province. As a result, the old province of Begemder is sometimes referred to as Gondar. Located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, Gondar is north of Tana Lake on the Lesser Angereb River and southwest of the Simien Mountains.
Gondar was the home of many emperors and princesses who led the country from the 12th century to the last decade of the 20th century. Their history will be included on a Gondar tour. You’ll discover the influence of each of these rules which included Emperor Suseneos, Emperor Fasiledes, Empress Mentwab, Iyasu I, Tewodros II and Empress Taitu. Gondar is the home of the highest mountain in Ethiopia, Ras Dashen, and the Simien Mountains National Park. The Simien area has excellent trekking opportunities and majestic mountain scenery. This is an area of a Gondar tour that must be part of your larger itinerary. Explore below our range of Gondar tours and discover a Gondar tour today!