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Addis Ababa City Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Exploriada

  • Locations

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Activities

    Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $49 USD per person
  • Duration

    1 full day

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    8:00 am, any day of your choice

  • Starting Location

    Your hotel or airport

  • Price Includes

    * Arrival and departure airport transfers * Transportation + petrol * English speaking driver/ guide * Park/ museum entrance fees * Meals & 1 litre of water per person, per day.

  • Notes

    Price depends on the number of people in party, starts with as low as $49.

Highlights

  • Start your city tour of Addis Ababa with the National Museum of Ethiopia.
  • Archeological exhibits include the 3.5 million-year-old fossil of Lucy.
  • Visit Merkato, the largest open-air market in Africa.
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the capital and surrounding countryside.

Guide

Trip Info

Historical Sites in Addis Ababa are concentrated in Piassa and Arat Killo areas. Arat Killo, the founding places of Addis, the Grand Palace, Africa Hall in Arat killo, St. George Church in Piassa and Menelik Monoument tell the story of the victory of the Ethiopian king and people.

You will start your city tour of Addis Ababa with the National Museum of Ethiopia. This is one of the best museums in quality and diversity of the exhibits. Archeological exhibits include the 3.5 million-year-old fossil of Lucy (or Dinkinesh – ‘Thou art wonderful’- in the native language), a hominoid woman of the specious of Australopithecus Afarensis. The discovery of Lucy’s fossils in 1974 forced a complete rethink of human genealogy, proving that our ancestors were walking 2.5 million years earlier than had been supposed. The National Museum also contains many wonderful artifacts dating back to pre-Axumite civilization.

We will continue our tour of Addis Ababa with a visit to the Ethnographic Museum, which is found inside the compound of the Addis Ababa University. This museum is very different from the National Museum, but is equally absorbing. This museum exhibit, contains a variety of artifacts and daily objects related to most ethnic groups living in Ethiopia.

After lunch, this city tour of Addis Ababa continues with a visit to Merkato, the largest open-air market in Africa, where almost every possible commodity is for sale. Our visit continues with St. George Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in Addis Ababa. Finally, we will drive uphill to Entoto, which once was Emperor Minilik II’s permanent camp. While driving up the hill there is an considerable increase in altitude and the air is filled with the scent of the Eucalyptus trees which cover the area.

After spending some time exploring around the hill, we will drive back to the hotel, reaching the end of the tour!

Your adventure awaits!

Exploriada

We are local tour company providing various holidays and tour packages to beautiful region of East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. We have been trading for several years and are very pleased to be getting very good feedback from our customers. They praise us in particular for flexibility and individual approach as well as deep knowledge and commitment of our guides. All of them are local, know their places of living as well as their countries throughout and are very happy to be able to share their hiden gems to others. We provide private tours and have very large choice of popular tours as well can offer tailor-made holidays. Please do not hesistate to contact us for more information, offer and prices. You can get instant quotation of most of tours on our website www.exploriada.com and make almost instant bookings there.

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