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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
From $90.00
 
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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Guides

There is no real need for a guide (if you want one, better take a official guide from the ticket office then one of the many which will aproach you in the street) for visiting the churches in Lalibela...
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Bus Warning

At the evening before i left someone knocked on my door and told me there is no bus the next day, but he has 2 seats free in his car to Bahir Dar for 550 Birr, next morning when walking to the bus...
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DON' GET CAUGHT SHORT

I would suggest that you travel with some of those baby wipes and/or toilet tissue or just plain paper tissue. All too often you will find modern flush toilets, but no paper! You will see all sorts of...
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DAO
Jun 14, 2012

SENDING ITEMS TO ETHIOPIA BY POST

If you are thinking about sending someone in Ethiopia items by the post – watch out! The official duty rates in Ethiopia for the importation of goods is generally 100%! Be careful what you send or the...
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DAO
Feb 28, 2012

Local guides

We started taking local guides before we realised how useless they are. Probably told them more interesting things about my country than i learnt from them. The guides at Lalibela cost megabucks and...
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beeebeee
Jan 15, 2011

SAVE YOUR CURRENCY RECEIPTS !

If you are flying out of Bole Airport in Addis Ababa, you will need to show your receipt(s) if you want to change Birr back to your chosen currency. Make sure you keep your receipts from anywhere you...
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DAO
Aug 19, 2010
 
 
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Immigration take only dollars...!

In case you need an extension of your Visa the Immigration Office take only dollars! Euros and Birrs are useless...So don't forget to carry a 20 US dollar bill. If you don't, you can only buy it in...
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elsadran
Jun 19, 2010

Hotels with a tolite and a sink!!

Just becouse there is a sink and washroom that doesnt mean there is running water!!!!!!!Just becouse there is a sink and washroom that doesnt mean there is running water!!!!!!!Just becouse there is a...
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choco15_2008
Jun 03, 2008

Don't buy the Simien Mts trip in an agency

The prices of trips to the Simien Mts in travel agencies in Gonder are much more expensive than what you would pay when organising this in Debark yourself. The travel agents rent the same guides that...
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mike_gda
Dec 02, 2007

GUIDES

There are plenty of guides in Harar. Mainly are boys who don't want to go to school becuase it's convenient to eat with and be with a tourist for two of 5 dollars tip. The selp-employed guides speak...
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Bashir2005
May 19, 2007

blue nile falls

the government has built a dam at the blue nile falls and most tourist who come to see the massive falls are highly dissapointed! people will tell you that the dam will be off on the weekends but they...
cynaddis
Sep 01, 2006

Guides

Not a tourist trap really but you should be warned.While walking by the streets in touristic places, many young men and kids will approach to you offering themselves as guides. There are some...
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SirRichard
Aug 25, 2006

Don't get taken for "a ride"

Garis (horse carts) are the usual mode of transportation (there are taxi vans but they get stuffed full). Ethiopians pay 1 Birr to go just about anywhere in the town by gari. Fringee (foreigners) will...
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ocicat
Sep 09, 2003

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Taitu Street, PO Box 6002, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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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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