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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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More Transportation in Ethiopia

Buses

Transportation is not easy yet in Ethiopia. The regular buses take a lot of time for a few kilometers, make a lot of stops and are usually packed with local people and their bulky bundles which can...
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elsadran
Oct 12, 2014

Bajaj

The convenient tricycles, called “bajaj”, can be found anywhere in the cities and towns except for Addis Ababa. They are ridiculously cheap. It is usually 1-2 birr a person and sometimes go up to 5-10...
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elsadran
Oct 12, 2014

Driving in Ethiopia

Driving in Ethiopia is not a great experience, and while the parts of the country north of Adidis Ababa can be accessed by normal vehicles, including mini-buses, some of the more southern destinations...
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GrumpyDiver
Dec 08, 2013

Car Rentals - Nicely said, you can't

Ethiopia has not signed any of the UN Conventions on Road Traffic, so it does not recognize the International Driver's Permit (IDP). This means one needs an Ethiopian Driver's Licence to drive and...
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GrumpyDiver
Dec 08, 2013

Ethiopian Airlines

We just did a trip to Ethiopia and used Ethiopian Airlines for the first time. We were very pleased with the service, and were lucky enough to fly on one of their new 787 Dreamliners. The main...
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GrumpyDiver
Dec 08, 2013

Bus travel durations

Examples for travel durations between Ethiopian cities: Addis Ababa - Arba Minch: 7-10 hoursAddis Ababa - Awassa: 4-6 hoursAddis Ababa - Bahir Dar: roughly one day/ 3/4 dayAddis Ababa - Harar: night...
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mickybleck
Jan 14, 2012
 
 
Sponsored Listings

Tour company

We used a company called Senait Ethiopia to travel around northern Ethiopia. Just the two of us and a driver in a minibus...lots of room. Our driver just couldn't have been more helpful and...
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beeebeee
Nov 29, 2011

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines was our best international option because it had direct flights Paris – Adis Abbeba at a very interesting prices. Hélas, when we finally decided to go to Ethiopia these tickets were...
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Elisabcn
Jun 12, 2011

Buses

Big buses cover the longest distances and main destinations. There are not a lot, maybe one or two per day per destination and they leave early in the morning, by 6.00 am, so you need to arrive even...
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Elisabcn
Jun 12, 2011

Traveling in Ethiopia

Hi there,Please read the information under here hoping that my answers would suffice your travel plan. Before making a choice for air or surface transport from Addis Ababa to Jimma, I want to raise...
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Abraham.D
Apr 04, 2011

DRIVING YOURSELF

If you want to drive yourself in Ethiopia, there are a few things you need to know. First, you have to swap your National (or State) driving licence for an Ethiopian one and pay a fee of about $2. You...
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DAO
Apr 04, 2011

Sky Bus , Salam Bus

Sky bus is the best bus company in Ethiopia. It is considered to be the fastest and this is true. Locals complain that they cause a lot of accidents in the countryside roads where a lot of people walk...
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elsadran
Jun 20, 2010

KLM

FLY KLM TO GET HERE!Why I like KLM:• Always polite, friendly flight crews that seem to enjoy working with each other• Fantastic booking website where you can search for flight 1 month at a glance!•...
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DAO
May 23, 2009

Ethiopian Air

Ethiopian air is the only choice for dometic flights. Cheaper and much faster than driving, it is silly not to consider taking a flight or two.Flights cost around £35 one way. A flight from Addis to...
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boltonian
Aug 02, 2008

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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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Top 5 Ethiopia Writers

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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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