Gambela attractions

Top Choice Market in Gambela

Anuak Market

In Gambela's north is the Anuak market. Vendors sit in the shade of the trees selling cereals, firewood, large Nile perch and tobacco. To pass the time, many indulge in akowyo (water-pipe) smoking. You can taste the…
Top Choice Village in Gambela

New Land (Nuer Villages)

The Nuer villages on the outskirts of Gambela, known collectively as New Land, are the easiest to get to, and can give a wonderful insight into the lives of the local people. You'll need a local guide and a letter, …
Fort in Gambela

Italian Fort

The Italians lorded it over Gambela for five years from 1936, long enough to build a fort; remnants of the fortifications can still be seen from the outside.
Church in Gambela

Medhane Alem Church

An important landmark for the town's Orthodox Christian community, although it's a fairly standard modern Ethiopian church.
Ruins in Gambela

Old Steamship

One of the old steamboats that once plied the Baro River.