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Museum Highlights Guided Day Tour in Addis Ababa
"You will be picked up from your hotel between 8am and 9am. Accompanied by a driver and a local guide you will head to Holy Trinity Cathedral Church; the highest ranking cathedral church in Addis with its own museum and distinct architecture. After exploring the church you will be taken to National Museum Ethiopia's most important museum and home to our ancestor Lucy. Typical Ethiopian lunch will be served at Ethiopia's oldest hotel Taitu Hotel (not included in price). After lunch you will be taken to St. George Cathedral and Museum which is famous for its distinct octagonal architecture and location in the center of Addis. Following this you will have the chance to view the Ethnological museum set within Haile Selassie's former palace and surrounded by the beautiful gardents and fountains of Addis Ababa University. Bringing the tour to a conclusion
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Entoto Mountain Guided Day Tour from Addis Ababa
"Hotel pick-up is between 7:30am and 8am. Accompanied by a tour guide and driver the trip to Entoto mountain will start at 8am. After a 30 - 45 min drive you will arrive at the bottom of Entoto mountain. a short drive and some light trekking up the mountain will lead you to the historic Entoto Mariam (St. Mary) Church and Museum. From here you will be able to see the vast parts of Addis Ababa from an impressive viewpoint. After exploring the historic church you will head towards King Menelik's palace whose empress founded Addis Ababa. The palace was established when Menelik moved from Ankober to Addis. The palace and museum both testify to the simple taste Emperor Menelik and Empress Taitu had. Moving away from the palace you will be engaged in a long walk towards the historical St. Raguel and St Elias Churches
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Addis Ababa Highlights: Guided Day Tour
"Enjoy a hotel pick up between 7:30am and 8am and start your trip to Entoto mountain where after a short drive up hill and some light trekking you will have the chance to visit the historic Entoto Church & Museum and Menelik's palace. Heading back to the city from the mountain you will make a short stop at Shiromeda textile market the largest traditional clothing market in Addis. You will have the opportunity to socialize with the world famous traditional textile craftsmen and shop for souvenirs. After exploring Shiromeda you will visit the National Museum which is the home of the fossil replica of Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) and some other historical artifacts. This is followed by a typical Ethiopian lunch at the oldest hotel in Ethiopia
From $99.00

Most Viewed Nightlife in Addis Ababa

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VIP Party Bus

The Addis party bus was a great experience and can definitely be recommended. It is a great way to meet people and enjoy the nightlife of Addis. The hosts were nice enough to pick us up at our hotel...
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RAS AMBA HOTEL BALCONY

If you would like to go for a nice cold beer and a panoramic view of Addis – this is the place. The bar staff are quick and friendly and they have a good bar/hot snack menu. The Balcony is sometimes...
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DAO
Nov 19, 2014

Club Illusion

This place should be renamed "Club Delusion", or "delusione", it was a total disappointment. I picked out from "reviews" online that said the place was heaving on a weekend. We arrived quite early at...
adrian00
Nov 03, 2013

Habesha Cultural Restaurant

The 2000 habesha cultural restaurant is opened with aim of entertaining its beloved guests and promoting Ethiopian culture. The interior decoration is nothing, but Ethiopian historical background and...
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hanspeter_W.
Nov 30, 2012

Club Illusion

My friend and I have been going to different clubs in Addis for these past few weeks. Most of them are pretty good; some have good dancing floors, great sound systems, and spacious seating places. I...
oeyangel
Jun 24, 2012

Red curtains hanging outside the door

Loud music is heard from a shanty area between Haile Gebreselassie road, Bole road and Meskel Square. Most of the houses are dilapidated with flat corrugated roof. You don't expect to find bars here....
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georeiser
Oct 25, 2010
 
 
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Memo Club, Silver Bullet, My bar, Concorde

The nightlife in Addis Ababa is good in the weekends. Many places are found along Bole road (also called Africa road). There are clubs, bars, habesha shows (traditional dances), conserts. They play...
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georeiser
Jun 06, 2010

Christmas-Light Bars

Mostly can be found in poor areas like Meskel Flower Road and off Debre Zeit. These are small ‘kiosks’ or shops turned into bars. Each of these bars wont take more than 5 customers. The door is always...
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Sami29
May 14, 2009

The Dome Nightclub

The Dome nightclub is attached to Concorde hotel. Residents of the hotel are allowed free of charge but you must mention it to the security guy. It starts at 9.30 with the traditional dance. It’s the...
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Sami29
May 14, 2009

Habesha restaurant

Mira Band with dancers play traditional music - Habesha cultural show. I don't know the name of the place or the street. But I remember it on the map. To find it, start Google Earth and enter the...
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georeiser
Oct 13, 2008

Satelitte Cafe

On Bole Road, by the airport, you will see a plane emerging from the building into the street. Inside is a food place (see other tip), but a small bar is inside that hosts weekend live music. It was...
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boltonian
Aug 02, 2008

Mask Bar

Small bar off Bole Road.Decent Western music. Gets very busy on Friday and Saturday, less so the rest of the week. The theme is 'masks' ranging from tribal wooden masks, to comedy Eddie Murphy rubber...
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boltonian
Aug 02, 2008

Bailamos

This is a fun and lively salsa club. I was not expecting much from a salsa club in Ethiopia, but the decor was nice and the music was great. The dance floor was dominated by a few patrons, but the...
Jeremybazira
Aug 29, 2007

Piaza

If you like local noisy music or the US "Rapy" (rapid??) music Piaza - street by Taitu Hotel buzzes with life and noise. It is great place to people-watch and meet ladies and dance in the many bars....
izvestia
Aug 28, 2006

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Taitu Street, PO Box 6002, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Top Things to Do in Addis Ababa

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Museum

The National Museum of Ethiopia is a rather small, three story building that houses a wide variety of artifacts from some of the earliest pre-human bones right through to some very recent art pieces...
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Mercato

The Mercato (from the Italian for "market"), is huge covering several square kilometers (and square miles) of space near downtown Addis Ababa. It is crowded and total mayhem and not nearly as...
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Holy Trinity Church

The centrally located Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa is the most important Orthodox church in the city and is located near the parliament buildings. For the photographers visiting, this is a...
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The Piazza Area

Piazza is the backpacker area. The hotels are cheaper and the area is pitoresque and very crowded. The name is a legacy of the Italian invasion era, and you will find some Italian cafe's and...
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The Lion of Judah

The Lion of Judah Statue stands in front of office buildings in central Addis Ababa. The statue was stolen by the Italians during their occupation of the city from 1936-1941. It is now a major...
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Bole Road

Bole road, or Africa road which is the official name, is a long road crossing through the south-east part of Addis Ababa from the airport to Meskel Square in the city center. The upper and middle part...
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"ADDIS - THE NEW FLOWER OF ETHIOPIA"
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SirRichard

"I love cities with meaningful names"
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"Addis Ababa, Ethiopia"
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"Addis Ababa: A City of Belief & Disbelief"
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"Addis Ababa"
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