Bahir Dar, Gondar

Sample itinerary: Bahir Dar & Gondar

This trip includes the historic cities of Bahir Dar and Gondar, and can be complemented by a trip of variable length to the Simien Mountains:

  • Day 1: Arrival and pick-up at Bahir Dar Airport, visit the impressive Blue Nile Falls, and, time permitting, Bezait Palace overlooking the Nile and Lake Tana.
  • Day 2: Boat trip on Lake Tana, admire monasteries founded in 6th and 7th Century AC.
  • Day 3: Car transfer to Gondar (180 km, 2.5 hours), explore Gondar Castle (17th Century), Debre Berhan Selassie church with murals, Fasilidas’ Bath and Empress Mentewab’s Palace.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Simien Mountains National Park, start of customised itinerary (see here)
  • Day x: Return to Gondar, connection to onward programme, e.g. flight to Axum or Lalibela, or return to Addis Abeba.
  • Overnight in hotels of your choice – I will provide suggestions and do the booking.
  • This itinerary can easily be combined with a hike in the Simien Mountains and/or the Northern Historic Route.

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