Visiting North Gondar
North Gondar (also called Semien Gonder) is a zone in the Ethiopian region of Amhara. The zone was named for the city of Gondar which until the 19th century was the capital of Ethiopia. North Gondar is bordered on the south by Lake Tana, and is home to a population of 2,929,628 who are mainly agriculturists.
Attractions in North Gondar
The major point of interest in North Gondar is the Simien Mountain National Park which is home to the Simen Mountain, one of the major highlands of Africa.
For the adventurous, the Simien Mountain boasts of Ras Dejen, which is the highest point in Ethiopia and the fourth highest peak in Africa at 4620m. Although the Simien Mountain is in Sub-Saharan Africa, snow and ice sometimes appear on Ras Dejen and night temperatures are often reduced to zero.
Also in close proximity to North Gondar is the Lake Tana which is the source of the Blue Nile and the largest lake in Ethiopia.
Getting In and Out Of North Gondar
North Gondar has the Gondar airport for easy travel to other Ethiopian cities such as Bahir Dar, Addis Ababa and Lalibela but it does not handle international flights. If you like to see more of the North Gondar landscape along the way, you can get a minibus to Bahir Dar for less than300birrs (approx 15dollars). Getting around is also easy using the blue and white minibuses or contracting a small blue taxi.
Hotels In North Gondar
Spotting a beautiful landscape along with splendid tourist attractions, North Gondar has splendid accommodation facilities. Hotels in North Gondar, guest houses, lodges and inns offer accommodation to a wide range of travellers. You will easily find both budget and luxury accommodation.
One of the popular hotels in North Gondar is the Goha Hotel situated on the way to the Simien mountain. Other appealing hotels include the Ambaras Gondar hotel and Gondar Landmark hotel which can all be booked on Jumia Travel.
Compare prices, check reviews and see photos of North Gondar hotels to easily choose one that best suits your needs. You get to enjoy great discounts as well as the option to book now pay later for most hotels,