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During our 20 days trip in Ethiopia, we were in Gondar during one day. We have visited the castle of Fasil Ghebi with Fentahun Yalew (our guide at the castle site).
We had a very good time with him. His knowledge about the place was...More
The only castles in Africa, inspired by the evicted Portuguese are fascinating. For Ethiopia they seem to be well maintained and historically accurate repairs are underway. A pity that Mussolini’s crass underlings made a mess of some parts with unsympathetic ‘upgrades’ and then the British...More
I had a wonderful time my kids were just as excited as I was. The guide was really nice and I am planning to go again to see the beautiful castle. I recommend our guide who is Sammy he will explain throughly in which you...More
The group of castles from 17th and 18th century which can rival anything you can witness in Europe from that period. Unfortunately, whilst the facades still stand, the interior was destroyed by British bombing. One theory was that the bombing was caused by the wish...More
Very interesting and beautiful cluster of castles set in the middle of Gondar. Reminiscent of some sites in Europe.
I toured with Bekele, who was a very nice and knowledgeable local guide. Worth messaging him if you are in the area - he is also...More
Enjoyed touring This plàce the home of Emperor Fasilides and his descendants for its beautiful architecture.
Our guide Frewu had a passion for all things Gondar so we enjoyed all the stories which come with each sight
A must seen in Gondar. The castles are amazing. We paid 300 birhs for an official guide and we had the chance to get Fantahun. His strong history backgrounds and his knowledge of the best places to take photos were just amazing, with a perfect...More
The castles at Fasil Ghebbi are really amazing, especially for the history they represent, which was brought alive by our excellent guide Fantahun, who was provided to us by the guide agency inside the castle walls. He took as though all of the history, including...More
After so many crowded castles in Europe, it was fun to wander around this expansive area, seeing all 6 castles leisurely and by ourselves. Interesting history stretching over 115 years. Quiet, relaxing place to view history!
If you couldn't find the name of the company, just pick the name of the attraction and mention the name there and give your comment. For example when we visited Gondar, Lalibela and Axum this past July a company named... More
If you couldn't find the name of the company, just pick the name of the attraction and mention the name there and give your comment. For example when we visited Gondar, Lalibela and Axum this past July a company named Zelalem Tour helped us arrange the tour guides and hotels with a reasonable price.