Destination: Addis Ababa
Tour Code: TT-1008
Tour Title: Explore the Ethiopian capital city, Addis Ababa
Duration: Half Day
Transportation: Surface driving
Addis Ababa which means “New Flower” founded by Emperor Menelik II in 1887 and Addis Ababa is Africa’s diplomatic capital with a population of more than 5 million; it is the seat for African Union (AU), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and many International organizations and more than 85 Embassies and diplomatic missions. The city decorated with impressive monuments of colonial architecture are scattered among stretches of sun-bleached shacks. Of the city’s tourist attractions the National Museum, “Merkato” the largest open-air market on the African continent, the Ethnological Museum and the Ba’ata Church known as Menelik Mausoleum are few to mention. There so many traditional and modern art galleries in the city and visitors may enjoy souvenir shopping and traditional night clubs. Hotel accommodation ranges from tourist class to luxury collection and varieties of restaurants serve delectable dishes from around the world. The lofty altitude of the world’s third-highest capital enjoys a mild, Afro-alpine climate. Temperate weather almost throughout the year interrupted by the occasional torrential down pours.
Morning after breakfast/Afternoon depending on the international flight schedule meet our guide at the lobby of your hotel in town; get a brief program detail on what you are going to see from our guide. Visit the very famous church of Ethiopian Orthodox Church “trinity cathedral” (built by Emperor Haileselassie I in 1941 after he came back from exile defeating the Italians), the national museum which a home of different types human fossils including “Lucy” and Merkato to visit the largest open air market in Africa.