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Addis Ababa City Tours

ADDIS ABABA CITY TOUR - Private one day sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT ADDIS ABABA AND ADDIS ABABA CITY TOUR

ADDIS ABABA – ADDIS ABEBA - አዲስ አበባ

Following are some common questions visitors ask about Addis Ababa with short answers. Points of Interest and Attractions to visit in Addis Ababa City Tour are also included.

  • When was Addis Ababa founded? – Emperor Menelik II founded Addis Ababa City in 1886 G.C or 1879 Ethiopian Calendar.
  • Who founded Addis Ababa? Queen Taitu (Emperor Menelik II’s wife) loved the area Addis Ababa is set at now. She suggested Emperor Menelik II who founded Addis Ababa.
  • Where was the capital of Ethiopia before Addis Ababa? – At Mount Entoto (north of Addis Ababa). The grass roofed palace of Emperor Menelik II can be visited together with St. Mary Church at Mount Entoto.
  • What does “Addis Ababa” mean in English? – Addis Ababa (must be "Addis Abeba" and written as አዲስ አበባ in Amharic) means “New Flower”.
  • Which flower is Addis Ababa named after? - Addis Ababa gets its name from a yellow daisy flower. It is, in Amharic language, ADEY ABEBA (Bidens Macroptera). Adey Abeba is also known as Meskel Flower.Adey-Abeba-Meskel-Flower-Addis-Ababa-City-is-named-after-Merit-Ethiopian-Experience-Tours.jpg
  • What is Addis Ababa's elevation? - About 3,000 meters at Mount Entoto and average elevations in Addis Ababa City is 2,400 meters above sea level. Addis Ababa is the highest capital city in Africa in elevation.
  • How big is Addis Ababa? – Addis Ababa is Ethiopia’s biggest city with an area of about 527 Square kilometers.
  • What is Addis Ababa's population? Addis Ababa is the biggest city in Ethiopia with at least 5 Million inhabitants in 2020.
  • What is Addis Ababa known for? – Addis Ababa is the Political Capital of Africa. Because, it is the seat of the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). And the headquarters of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) (Now African Union (AU). Addis Ababa is the biggest diplomatic seat in Africa. There are more than 130 countries having their embassies in Addis Ababa.
  • What is best to buy from Addis Ababa?
    1. Ethiopian Coffee - Tomoca Coffee Shop in Addis Ababa sells one of the best quality Ethiopian Coffee.
    2. Handwoven cotton scarves and dresses – Shiro Meda local market in Addis Ababa is the best place for these.
    3 - Locally produced Leather Products - Zaaf Leathers and the small leather shops around stadium are the best places to buy these items in Addis Ababa.

WHAT TO VISIT, DO AND SEE IN ADDIS ABABA CITY TOURS

Points of interest and attractions to visit in Addis Ababa, local activities to try, and things to do in Addis Ababa

Private tour of Addis Ababa can be organized in half day or full day basis.

City tour in Addis Ababa includes visiting churches of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. Holy Trinity Cathedral and St. George are among them. With Addis Ababa City Tour visit the famous local market of Merkato (the biggest in Africa). Visit National Museum of Ethiopia and Ethnological Museum (Ethnographic Museum). Drive to Mount Entoto for the panoramic view of Addis Ababa.

City tours in Addis Ababa, common places/activities visitors would see, visit and experience are: -painting-at-National-Museum-of-Ethiopia-in-Addis-Ababa-to-visit-during-city-tour-of-addis-ababa.jpg

National Museum of Ethiopia has many historical, archaeological and cultural artifacts. Here, visit some of the oldest stone tools human beings ever used. See fossil remains of hominids including the fossil remains of Lucy (3.18 million years old).

Mount Entoto – With elevation of 3,200 meters above sea level, Mt. Entoto makes Addis Ababa the highest African Capital City. The view of Addis Ababa from Mount Entoto is superb. Visitors of Addis Ababa can visit St. Mary church of Entoto and see how women carry firewood. 

St. Raguel or Elias church at Mount Entoto – This is the oldest church in Addis Ababa (140 years old). It is famous for its old but beautiful hand painted wall paintings. The paintings are as old as the church and never restored.

Holy Trinity Cathedral is the most important religious site in Addis Ababa. It is the second most important in the country Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity followers. Holy Trinity dates back to the beginning of the 1940s. Holy Trinity Cathedral is unique for its beautiful architecture, and stained glass windows. Its museum has a great collection of manuscripts, icons, and crosses. See old holy books written on goatskin and royal crowns of Emperor Haile Selassie.

Ethnological Museum - also known as Ethnographic Museum is one of the best museums in East Africa. It is at the main campus of Addis Ababa University. This museum was the former house of Ethiopia's last Emperor - Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Merkato (Addis Mercato) Market – is the biggest outdoor market in Africa. The Spice Market and the False Banana Tree Market are the best of Merkato. The Second hand items market and the recycling section of Merkato are worth visiting.

Red Terror Martyrs’ Memorial Museum is located near Meskel Square (the central square in Addis Addis Ababa. This Museum honors "Red Terror" Military Campaign victims of the Communist regime known as DERG which ruled Ethiopia from 1974 to 1991. It is one of Addis Ababa’s museums to learn about the modern history of Ethiopia.

Drive in Addis Ababa City Tour to see the Headquarters of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Then see the HQ of the African Union, and the Lion of Judah Monument. Pass by Yekatit 12 Monument, and Meskel Square are few places to check out.

Attend Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, and learn how to cook Enjera (the Ethiopian pancake). See how Ethiopians make local beer at home. These are some cultural experiences visitors take part in city tour of Addis Ababa.

The above places of visits and things to do in Addis Ababa can be enjoyed with our Half Day Addis Ababa City Tour or Full Day City Tour in Addis Ababa

In addition to our most frequently booked city tours in Addis Ababa, we organize private tour of Addis planned and best fit for returning visitors of Addis Ababa. Our Special City Tour in Addis Ababa takes frequent visitors of Addis Ababa to not commonly visited  but unique and interesting sites in Addis Ababa. Few places repeat visitors of Addis Ababa visit are Unity Park, Zoma Museum, Sholla Market, Salem's Leather, and more.

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