About GondarGondar is a small town in Ethiopia. Gondar backpacking tours offer a range of interesting attractions for visitors.
Gondar Budget Travel
Below is a list of Gondar's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.
AirportsGondar airports include the following:
•Bole International - Addis Ababa Airport
BirdlifeGondar birdlife plays a fairly small role in this medeival city's appeal, however large birds like vultures can be found across the skies over the castles, with other birds of prey such as eagle to be found as well. Yellow-bellied Green-pigeon are also a common sight.
ConservationDespite efforts by the government and various conservation groups to try and balance the chronic levels of deforestation and wildlife species endangerment, Gondar conservation is much the same as Ethiopia conservation as a whole, and is aggravated by natural hazards such as drought and flooding, as well as years of civil war.
MalariaGondar malaria medication includes the following:
MoneyGondar money and banking info includes:
•There are foreign exchange facilities within the village
•Credit cards may be accepted but are generally very seldom used
•Be prepared and bring cash with you when you come to Gondar
PlantsGondar plant life is mostly comprised of mountain vegetation, largely consisting of montane and temperate grasslands, covering the higher altitudes of the Western and Eastern Highlands.
•Gondar is very safe to visit with almost no crime
•Tourists are fairly rare, and are sometimes the target of great fascination
•Keep valuables out of sight, and be firm but polite if hassled
Travel BooksGondar recommended travel books include the following:
•History of the City of Gondar by Soloman Getahun
•Spectrum Guide to Ethiopia by Camerapix and Barbara Lawrence Balletto
•Ethiopia, the Unknown Land: A Cultural and Historical Guide by Stuart Munro-Hay
•The Ethiopians: A History by Richard Pankhurst
•Bradt Travel Guide: Ethiopia by Philip Briggs
WildlifeGondar wildlife is somewhat minimal, with smaller rodents and mammals to be found in the woodlands around the village. A growing percentage of wildlife species are under threat from endangerment or extinction, especially native species which are only found in certain regions of the country which may face deforestation or habitat loss.
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