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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

More Transportation in Addis Ababa

TAXIS - THIEVES !

Going from Bole International Airport to your hotel? Do not pay more than 40-50 Birr! They will always ask for at least 100. Remember - they are mostly dishonest and will take you for a ride...
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DAO
Mar 21, 2007

Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian are one of the best airlines in Africa, safe and reliable. Not the cheapest option to fly there from Europe. But if you plan to take internal flights (only available with Ethiopian) they...
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SirRichard
Nov 18, 2006

Airport

The Bole international Airport has a national flights building too. It is a rather modern medium size airport.Tourist visas are available at arrival. You must have a 20 USD NOTE ready for the visa...
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SirRichard
Nov 18, 2006

Take the minibus!

Just like in other places in Africa, the good ol' minibuses (all of them are blue) are here in Addis. It might be difficult to get to exactly where you want to go if you don't speak Ahmaric, but...
RblWthACoz
Jun 28, 2006

Cabs to and from the airport

A taxi from the airport into the city should cost you 60 birr, unless it is really out of the way in which case it should cost you no more than 100 birr. The pricing will be the same for going to the...
RblWthACoz
Jun 28, 2006

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines provides service to domestic airports in Ethiopia and its the only airline to do so. From Addis you can fly to aksum, Arba Minch, Dire Dawa, Bahar Dar, Gonder and Lalibela. Prices...
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Pakistaniguy
Mar 27, 2006
 
 
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Airport transfers

Arrange, and pay for, a taxi before you leave the airport, after customs. The price is generally fixed, but you can ask around different companies. They are safe, fast and reliable, even in the middle...
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ardelean
Dec 24, 2005

Car Hire in Addis

NTO (National Tour Operations) are a very reasonably priced car hire company for all vehicles from Sedans to 4x4 and busses. They have a desk at the airport and another office at the Hilton. On 4 Nov...
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sebblit7
Nov 05, 2005

Modern Airport

I flew into Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airways from Lagos, Nigeria. The plane was in perfect shape. There was just a minor incident with a passenger lady – I felt like Adam Sandler in the movie "Anger...
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Jecloosey
Jul 26, 2005

tour guide

to visit diferent parts of the country would recommend a professional guide to take you aroundmy guide Tilahun was absoltu good, reliable and good friend
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hanspeter_W.
Nov 24, 2012

Bus in Addis Ababa

The buses in addis Ababa are not for foreigners. You don't understand where they are going since the front boards are written in ethiopian letters, or with only a number.
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georeiser
Jun 09, 2010

BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

VISA ON ARRIVAL IS AVAILABLE AT BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT !Just to make sure, check your nationality on the Project Visa website:PROJECT VISA
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DAO
Mar 29, 2007

Hotel Shuttle

I ordered a hotel shuttle at the airport and was positively surprised by the road system. Traffic flows freely and organized. The roads are well maintained.
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Jecloosey
Jul 26, 2005

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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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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DAO

"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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Sami29

"Addis Ababa: A City of Belief & Disbelief"
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sachara

"Addis Ababa"
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