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City Tours In Addi Ababa
Offered by Company : ID 3351
Country : Ethiopia
Destinations : addis ababa (Addis Abeba)
Duration : 1 – 2 day(s)
Minimum Price : $180 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $423 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Group,Customized
Group Size : 4 - 20 People(s)
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : City Tour
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Walking along the street starting from Meskel Sq. to Sidest Kilo is very safe and entertaining. It will give you the chance to see the Africa Hall, the palaces and the Parliament building, the Hilton Hotel, the marvelous architectural adventure of a building hosting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Sheraton Hotel, the first modern school (which Menelik the II built in the 1880s), the Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, the National Museum, and the Addis Ababa University (which also hosts a former palace and museum).
Detail Information
Excursion Duration: 1 day and the next day morning Departure

Transport: 4WD / VAN up on the no of pax.


Up on arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be transfer out from the air port and check in to the hotel. We will leave the hotel morning at 8.30 drive north up to Mount Entoto, as we drive up the hill there is a drop in attitude and the air is filled the scent of the eucalyptus trees which line the road. From the top of the mount Entoto, there is a panoramic view of the capital and its surrounding.
In the year 1981 Emperor Menelik II were permanently camp here, after the remains of an old town, believed to have been the capital of the 16th century monarch Lebne Dangle, were discovered. Menelik took this discovery to be a divine and auspicious sign for his new capital, Entoto.

On our excursion to Entoto, We will visit St. Mariam church, where Menelik II was crowned as an Emperor of Ethiopia since 1989, and the small museum in the compound there are various clothes, court and household implements and weapons dating from that period.

Our next journey will be to the National Museum and Archaeological Museum. Here visitors can visit exhibits dating back to 3.5 million years old remains of Lucy (locally called Dinkinesh) and the Axumite and the monarchs of Tewodros and Menelik.

After all this we have a time for lunch, there a variety international & local traditional restaurants in Addis Ababa or visitors may refer to one of Ethiopian cultural food restaurants like Addis Ababa Restaurant, once the home of Empress Zewditu. Yod
Abyssinia, the traditional Gurage kitfo house with coffee ceremony.

After lunch we will continue our visit to the Ethnological museum found in the compound of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, where we can see clothing from different ethnics along with artifacts, households and in the separate section, paintings reflecting the history and culture of the country. Our next stop will be Holy Trinity Cathedral (kidist Selassie church), where many patriots of the war against the Italian invaders are buried and the first tomb of Emperor Menelik II and Empress Taitu was here before shifted to Entoto.

Then passing via Menelik’s Palace we proceed to African Hall in the head quarters of The Economic Commission for Africa for a look at the large stained glass artwork designed by renowned Ethiopian artist Afework Tekle. African hall is on the Menelik Avenue –an imposing symbol of African independence.

St .George cathedral (Giorgis cathedral) lies at the north end of Churchill road built in 1896 in the traditional octagonal shape to commemorate Ethiopia’s patriotism. The cathedral house the work of Afework Tekle. There is a small museum in the compound.

We then moved to Mercato, the largest open air markets in Africa, where virtually every possible commodity is on sale. The Addis Mercato, located in the Addis Ketema district of western Addis Ababa, is the primary retail, whole sale and distribution point for the city and the central high land.

After all these we can see the Lions Zoo in the capital. This will be the end of full day city tour, hope you are enjoying your trip in the capital city with our maximum care and hospitality. This evening Maz Ethiopia Tour invites you a farewell dinner party with folkloric dance and tasting our local meals. O/N in the hotel.

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Price Includes:

• Accommodation on a twin room sharing basis (2 nights)
• All meals in Addis
• All entrance fees in the city
• Transfers
• Fare well dinner party
• All ground transportations
• Professional English speaking guide
• Portage fees

Price Excludes:

• International airfare
• Any alcoholic drinks
• Personal expense like souvenirs, laundry, etc
• Tips
• Any expense which is not stated in the ‘Included List’ above.
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