Getting there & around
Two daily buses serve Addis Ababa (via Debre Markos Birr61, 1½ days; via Mota Birr57, 12 hours). There are morning buses to Gonder (Birr23, four hours). Minibuses serve Addis Ababa (Birr120 to Birr150, six hours) and Gonder (Birr30, three hours); ask your hotel.
A ferry sails Sunday for Gorgora (Birr105, 1½ days), on Lake Tana’s northern shore. The Marine Authority office (0582 200730; closed Sun) sells tickets.