After our last beautiful sunrise in the Simien Mountains and a hot breakfast, we descend the mountain and return to Gondar by road. This afternoon, we explore the historic sites of this former “Royal Capitol” of Ethiopia. With our guide, we will visit the Debre Birhan Selassie Church and learn why this church’s architecture and paintings are so unique and important in the region’s history. Continue to the Royal Enclosure and Baths of Emperor Fasilides, climbing ancient staircases and ducking inside buildings dating to the early 1600s. The medieval lore and rich Ethiopian history come to life here. Finally, we will enjoy a traditional dinner this evening and take part in the famous Ethiopia coffee ceremony at a local restaurant.
On day 6 fly to Addis and rest in a day room before connecting to an evening flight to Entebbe, Uganda for the next leg of our Great African Primate Adventure! On arrival in Entebbe, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Protea Entebbe Hotel an for overnight.