The Gonder of yesteryear was a city of extreme brutality and immense wealth. Today the wealth and brutality are gone, but the memories...
Explore Abyssinia Travel
This excellent company behind Circle Hotel, which also owns Lodge du Chateau, leads walking and horse-riding trips to the villages...
Explore Simien Tours
A do-it-all agency with an excellent reputation.
There’s traditional Gonderian music and dance on stage here nightly from 7pm to midnight. There’s no English menu (mains Birr23 to...
Damera Top Restaurant
The ‘top’ of the building, where this otherwise ordinary restaurant sits, provides a good view of the Royal Enclosure. It’s busiest at...
Habesha Kitfo information
Traditionally decked out with wooden stools, cowhide chairs, and woven wool rugs (plus pet ducks roaming around), this place drips character and is the ideal spot in which to sample new Ethiopian dishes. Kitfo (minced beef or lamb like the French steak tartare) is the house speciality, of course, but this restaurant stands out by having a full vegetarian fasting platter available daily. Don’t miss the art gallery downstairs.