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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

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Mili Firfir

Hey people, this is a place for people who enjoy going local places. I am always annoyed by the fact, that the guides in Asia will try to direct you to really small businesses and in case of Ethiopia...
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Sudanese Restaurant

This place serves very large main courses are very large and i am usualy not that hungry and wouldn´t mind to loose a bit of waight, so i only ordered sandwiches or Ful. The wifi was most of the time...
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Choche Cafe

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Taitu Hotel Restaurant

Special atmosphere, prominent building with impressive staircase. It is not every day you get a chance to visit an imperial palace, but here you can. This was formerly a palace built for the Empress...
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egonwegh
Jan 06, 2016

LUCY

I can highly recommend a visit and even a (by local prices) overpriced drink in the gardens. Forget about eating here. The best part is that the restaurant is actually a 'free' open air museum. They...
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DAO
Nov 07, 2014

Weyin Ethiopia Cultural Hall

Enjoy good local food (injera, doro wat ...) and dance, I especially liked the dances of Northern Ethiopia. Visitors are invited to join the dancers, it's great fun! Injera, the traditional pancakes...
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Jul 15, 2014
 
 
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LOTI RESTAURANT

If price is no object, then eat here one night. One of the few restaurants in Addis where it pays to dress smartly. The food is excellent, the staff are very professional and they have the best wine...
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DAO
Jul 13, 2014

Taitu hotel

In this oldest hotel of Addis you can eat vegan food.A whole buffet of salads is at your disposal every day 'till 3 pm.Itegue Taitu Hotel, which was built in 1898 (Ethiopian Calendar) in the middle of...
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hannette
Jan 28, 2013

cafe crema

very clean, delicious food (big plates) absolut super service by very friendly waitressesand cashiers (selamw) cappuccino (best cappuccino I ever had , especially when made by meazaw)cakes and...
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hanspeter_W.
Nov 24, 2012

CASTELLI RESTAURANT

I really wanted to eat here. This is a top Italian Restaurant right in the heart of Piazza. When I did go in, the owner looked down her nose at me. One of the staff had to practically beg her to let...
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DAO
Oct 06, 2012

ADDIS ABABA RESTAURANT

This wooden floored old house offers some very good Ethiopian dishes and a great live music show. Throw in dancers in traditional costumes and you have a very good night out. Reservations are...
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DAO
Nov 05, 2011

SERENADE RESTAURANT

This place is hard to find, it’s not always open and reservations are recommended. Having said all that – it’s a real gourmet delight. All the dishes are interesting fusions of many cuisines. Rather...
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DAO
Nov 05, 2011

TBILISI RESTAURANT

I ate here for lunch and had the place to myself. Looking around the beautiful dinning room inside I think I really should have come back for an evening meal. Run by a real (nice) couple from Georgia,...
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DAO
Nov 05, 2011

OROSCOPO

This restaurant is a little gem. It is run by a nice family and the décor is a confusion of a seafood theme and nice Ethiopian art prints. It is a great food treat for the budget traveller. They do a...
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DAO
Nov 05, 2011

Top Hotels in Addis Ababa

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Taitu Street, PO Box 6002, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Corner of Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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P.O. Box 40536, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Bole Road, 400 meters from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
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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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Top 5 Addis Ababa Writers

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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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georeiser

"Addis Ababa, Ethiopia"
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"Addis Ababa: A City of Belief & Disbelief"
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"Addis Ababa"
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