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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
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Most Viewed Shopping in Ethiopia

Mercato market.

When I am out in the world and travel I usually buy magnets to put on my fridge so people can see where I have been travelling. It was quite difficult to find a magnet, but finally I found one there...
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Dizzyhead
Apr 11, 2016

LOCAL MARKETS

The traditional gift if you are visiting someone's home is coffee. However a chicken from the market may be well appreciated. Yes, a live chicken. They can cost anywhere from $5-12. Please understand...
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DAO
Aug 15, 2014

GET A SHOE SHINE

In a country with so many poor people and not enough jobs, you will come across men and often young boys who offer to shine your shoes. The young men in the photos operate in and around the Piazza...
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DAO
Aug 14, 2013

Dembel City Center, Addis Ababa

"Dembel City Center" is a big shopping mall in the heart of Addis Ababa. It is not the most economic solution but it has a very convenient location. There is almost everything from electronic goods to...
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elsadran
Jun 30, 2010

Shomata (not Mercato) in Addis

Well, someone correct the name if it is wrong - shomata is what it sounded like! (like Yiddish shmatta?) These are up on the hill in Addis, white painted complex, each shop has a number.Perhaps this...
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zuhur
Jun 01, 2009

Bargain

You need to bargain in the markets and cabs for everything here. If you do not like a price tell them sorry and go next door and they will usually come around if not step out of site and have a local...
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flynboxes
Dec 17, 2007
 
 
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Harar or Dire Dawa

Apart from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia is most renowned for coffee. A bag of original Harar coffee is a good gift for friends at home. If you visit both Harar and Dire Dawa, prices...
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mike_gda
Dec 02, 2007

Harar's town market

The market is full of gift items including the best African spices thet miney can buy. A tourist in this part of Africa needs to buy light items that can ne folded like a tube such as paintings on...
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Bashir2005
May 22, 2007

Duty-free shop

Ohhh, nothing special in this shop, apart from what you have seen in hotel shops and the few souvenir shops in Addis.If you did not quite manage to get some mementos or gifts prior to leaving for the...
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Saagar
Mar 01, 2004

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Top Things to Do in Ethiopia

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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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Boat Trip

There are different boat trips possible, the cheapest would be by ferry, 6.30 am 50 Birr to Zege peninsula walk there past some monasteries (Ura Kidane Meret, Bete Maryam) to Azwa village, back from...
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Royal Enclosure

The town of Gonder is often described as ‘The Camelot of Ethiopia’, and when you approach the Royal Enclosure, situated in the middle of the town, it’s easy to understand why. The city itself was...
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Saturday Market

Every saturday in Lalibela is market day. It is very crowded mostly selling livestok like goats, sheeps and chicken, but also local textiles. People from the surrounding villages come to sell their...
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Omo valley

If you plan to travel in the Omo River Valley, there is only one thing you must bring: Emmanuel Cheneke. Emany is hands down the best guide working in/around Jinka and perhaps in all of Ethiopia. I...
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Danakil Depression

The Dalol area is pretty desolate but does have a few amazing things to see which you must simply see and experience. A little bit about the area which is situated in the Afar region of Ethiopia....
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"THE KINGDOM OF AFRICA"
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"A country with a warm heart..."
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"Ethiopia"
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"THE HORN OF AFRICA"
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"An unknown jewel"
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