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Museum Highlights Guided Day Tour in Addis Ababa
"You will be picked up from your hotel between 8am and 9am. Accompanied by a driver and a local guide you will head to Holy Trinity Cathedral Church; the highest ranking cathedral church in Addis with its own museum and distinct architecture. After exploring the church you will be taken to National Museum Ethiopia's most important museum and home to our ancestor Lucy. Typical Ethiopian lunch will be served at Ethiopia's oldest hotel Taitu Hotel (not included in price). After lunch you will be taken to St. George Cathedral and Museum which is famous for its distinct octagonal architecture and location in the center of Addis. Following this you will have the chance to view the Ethnological museum set within Haile Selassie's former palace and surrounded by the beautiful gardents and fountains of Addis Ababa University. Bringing the tour to a conclusion
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Entoto Mountain Guided Day Tour from Addis Ababa
"Hotel pick-up is between 7:30am and 8am. Accompanied by a tour guide and driver the trip to Entoto mountain will start at 8am. After a 30 - 45 min drive you will arrive at the bottom of Entoto mountain. a short drive and some light trekking up the mountain will lead you to the historic Entoto Mariam (St. Mary) Church and Museum. From here you will be able to see the vast parts of Addis Ababa from an impressive viewpoint. After exploring the historic church you will head towards King Menelik's palace whose empress founded Addis Ababa. The palace was established when Menelik moved from Ankober to Addis. The palace and museum both testify to the simple taste Emperor Menelik and Empress Taitu had. Moving away from the palace you will be engaged in a long walk towards the historical St. Raguel and St Elias Churches
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Addis Ababa Highlights: Guided Day Tour
"Enjoy a hotel pick up between 7:30am and 8am and start your trip to Entoto mountain where after a short drive up hill and some light trekking you will have the chance to visit the historic Entoto Church & Museum and Menelik's palace. Heading back to the city from the mountain you will make a short stop at Shiromeda textile market the largest traditional clothing market in Addis. You will have the opportunity to socialize with the world famous traditional textile craftsmen and shop for souvenirs. After exploring Shiromeda you will visit the National Museum which is the home of the fossil replica of Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) and some other historical artifacts. This is followed by a typical Ethiopian lunch at the oldest hotel in Ethiopia
From $99.00

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Master Chef Restaurant & Bar

I arrived very late by bus from Addid Abeba, the kitchen was already closed, but they made a excellent but quite expensive Pasta Arrabiata for me. More early they would have had also local food and...
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Habesha Cafe

A popular place to have a coffee with a pastry or fruit juice during the day. Stylish place with good but very slow pizza and other western food. The Pizza was good, but it did take almost one hour of...
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Tana Snack & Cafe

Tana snack & cafe has quite good and cheap local food and pasta. A bit of a disadvantage if you want to eat is a flatscreen TV, whenever there is a european soccer game the place is packed. I had...
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Four Sisters

5 November 2013. Inbetween two excursions, we had lunch in the form of a buffet at the Four Sisters restaurant in Gonder. As you may have guessed, it is indeed run by four sisters ... Great decoration...
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egonwegh
Feb 06, 2015

Lodge Fasil Restaurant

Stayed in town for just one night. During the day time, we visited the famous Royal Enclosure, the church and the bath (see intro). At nightfall, we dined at the outdoor restaurant adjacent to Lodge...
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egonwegh
Jun 02, 2014

four sister Restaurant

So what did these four talented and hard-working sisters do when they decided to open a restaurant? They sat down and together designed the entire concept—a remarkably beautiful and atmospheric haven...
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Nov 21, 2012
 
 
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How many breads do we buy ?

Because we liked the fresh bread, we bought 50 small breads for the picknick lunch on our way to Debark and the Simien mountains. We paid 2,5 eurocent for one small bread.At our departure time early...
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sachara
Aug 08, 2012

Fresh bread, early in the morning

Before our departure from Gonder to Debark and the Simien Mountains, we visited the local bakery in the centre. When we arrived, they liked to show us, how they prepared the bread and we could have a...
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sachara
Aug 08, 2012

PARADISE RESTAURANT

During the day I thought this was a rich person’s house. One night I noticed the bonfire (pictured) and all the lights in a nice Garden. Welcome to the Paradise Restaurant. I stopped in during their...
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DAO
Nov 03, 2011

INJERA - SERVED IN ALL RESTAURANTS

Injera is the basic ingredient of any Ethiopian meal. It looks like a large spongy pancake and some of the sizes produced are huge. It is usually laid down in a large circular tray and sauces, meat...
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DAO
Apr 19, 2008

HABESHA KITFO

Sadly this neat looking place was closed for minor renovations when I was there. It is right across from the entrance to the Royal Enclosure. I spoke to the owner/decorator briefly and he was very...
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DAO
Jan 03, 2008

QUARA HOTEL

During the day they operate a pastry/café where can get some good pastries and hot drinks. At night they open up the bar and have a full service restaurant. This is right on the main roundabout or...
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DAO
Jan 03, 2008

Fogera Hotel

This is one of the best options in Gonder for dinner. It has an attractive colonial style restaurant and in summer the garden huts are great too. When I tried to go it was full, as the dining hall is...
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SirRichard
Feb 18, 2007

Ras Restaurant

This local restaurant is located in the upper part of Gonder. It is rather normal from the outside but it's good food inside... if you like INJHERA. There is a hall in the back where most of the...
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SirRichard
Feb 18, 2007

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Royal Enclosure

The town of Gonder is often described as ‘The Camelot of Ethiopia’, and when you approach the Royal Enclosure, situated in the middle of the town, it’s easy to understand why. The city itself was...
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Fasiladas Bath

This is a nice excursion at only few kilometres from the city centre. Fasiladas baths consist in a small pavilion surrounded by a huge swimming pool. This small oasis, encircled by a fortified wall...
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Debre Berhan Selassi Church

The superbly preserved church of Debre Berhan Selassie is seen by many as Ethiopia’s finest, it’s not hard to see why. Dating back to the seventeenth century, it was the only original Gondar church...
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Simien Mountains

the highlight of any Ethiopian trip are Simien mountains with its spectacular landscapes view , flora and fauna It is home to a number of endangered species, including the Ethiopian wolf and the walia...
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Kuskuam Complex

The construction of this residential complex on the hills, at 4km north west of the city, is attributed to Queen Mentwab. Some texts say that the widow empress (her husband was murdered by his...
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The Post Office

The Post Office is very easy to find at the large roundabout in the centre. It is open: 8:30am-12:30pm & 2pm-5:30pm Monday-Friday Unlike other Post Offices, however, it does not do...
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"Gonder"
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"FASIL'S CASTLE"
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"Gonder is a real wonder!"
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"The Camelot of Africa"
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"Gondar – Africa`s Chamelot"
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