The name of this sprawling capital city means "New Flower." Founded by Emperor Menelik in 1887 and with a population of more than 4 million, Addis Ababa is Africa's diplomatic capital; it is the seat for African Union (AU), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and many International organizations and more than 80 Embassies and diplomatic missions. 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 continent, the Ethnological Museum and the Ba'ata Church known as Menelik Mausoleum are few to mention. Visitors may enjoy souvenir shopping and visits to special art galleries. 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.
Tour Code: OTE-1001 Duration: Half day Tour Title: Addis city tour
Morning/Afternoon depending on the international flight schedule meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel; get a brief program detail on what you are going to see from your 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 hosts different types human fossils including “Lucy” & finally visit “Merkato” to visit the largest open air market in Africa.