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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 General in Axum

THE COMMANDER

Across town you will see several depictions of the military commander of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (1975-1991). During the rule of the Communist DERG the Tigray people were brutally...
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DAO
Sep 20, 2008

Tickets, Postcards etc

Tickets - To explore all archaeological sites in and around Aksum you need to buy a ticket for 50 Birr (50 % student discount) in the Tourist Office next to the post office. These tickets are valid...
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frockland
Sep 05, 2004

Early morning view at the Adwa mountains

Leaving Aksum early in the morning in the direction of Adwa, Debre Damos and Adrigat, we drove on a good road in a marvellous landscape. We had a stop to have a good and relaxed look at the fantastic...
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sachara
May 26, 2004

Camels at the market

Except the market with all their stalls and trading people, I like also to have a look how the local people transport the goods they will sell or have bought.I can sit somewhere in a corner of the...
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sachara
May 26, 2004

Streetstalls and small shops

Walking in the centre of Aksum, but also of other Ethiopian and African towns, I enjoy to look at the many streetstalls, small shops and streetvendors. And there are so many !!Streetstalls are always...
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sachara
May 26, 2004

Ezana Garden

In the centre of Aksum you can find the Ezana Garden. It's a lovely green place to spend some time during the hottest time of the day. In the garden are some arbours, where you can sit in the shade...
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sachara
May 23, 2004
 
 
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Market in Aksum

One block south of the east-west mainroad and one block west of the bridge you can find the local market of Aksum.The market is not very large, but it's nice to have a look and feel the local...
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sachara
May 23, 2004

Aksum, rural town

Aksum was allready known to the ancient Greeks and Romans and also mentioned by European travellers in the 16th to 18th century, but remained almost unknown till the end of the 19th century. First in...
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sachara
May 23, 2004

Shop Signs

I found this shop with original signs painted on the facade. It was closed but upon the signs painted one could see clearly that it was a shoe shop.
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SirRichard
Feb 24, 2007

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"Aksum and Debre Damo"
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"HOME OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT"
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"Aksum - The Oldest City In Ethiopia"
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"The tourist capital of the north"
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"Ancient Capital of Abyssinia..."
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