Gigel Beles is a village in the North West of Ethiopia in a region called "Benishangul Gumuz".
This is me, Mark Sidey, a VSO volunteer, standing beside the sign at the south end of the village. It says:
"Welcome to Gilgel Beles village."

This site is a photographic tour of the village, college and my house.

Click the arrows in the pictures to move forward, turn left, right or turn around to face the opposite direction.
To return to this page, click the logo in the bottom left corner.

version 1.60 (18 Jul 2010)

Important information at the bottom of this screen - scroll down to read

Click here to see an overview map

Click on a starting location:

My room My house College gate
College main entrance My office Gilgel Beles Elementary School
The roundabout Gilgel Beles Sign

Click here to see a special view of Gilgel Beles

Part of About Ethiopia site - visit for lots more information.

Important information

If you have a slow connection, I strongly advise copying the entire site to Harddisc and running it from there to allow smooth navigation around the village. Also, a screen size of at least 1024 x 768 with 32bit colour (millions) is essential. If running at 1024 x 768, I suggest pressing 'F11' for full-screen display with header bar off (it will only just fit.) Press 'F11' again to return when you have finished.

Please report any spelling or typo errors, or links that fail to move you to the correct place to VGB Errors. When you report an error, please include the html page number (see in the address bar. It will be a 4 digit number near the end.)

All the content of this site (photos, graphics, html, map) was created by Mark Sidey in Nov 2008.

Virtual Gilgel Beles 2008 Mark Sidey