Addis Ababa in Ethiopian language, Amharic word means “New Flower", this sprawling capital city was founded by Emperor Menelik and his wife Tartu in 1887 and currently this fast growing African vibrant metropolitan has a population of more than 5 million .Addis Ababa is not only the capital city of Ethiopia, it is also the seat of African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and many international and regional organizations. It is the 4th largest world diplomatic and conference center, which hosts more than 90 Embassies and diplomatic missions. Impressive monuments of old architecture are scattered among stretches of sun-bleached shacks. Of the city’s tourist attractions the National Museum, displaying 3.4 million years old human hominid (Lucy), "Markato" the largest open-air market in Africa, the Ethnological Museum, architecturally beautiful Trinity Cathedral Church built by King Hailesellassie ,Giorgis Cathedral Church famous for its wall paintings and Ba'ata Church known as Menelik Mausoleum are few to mention. Visitors may enjoy souvenir shopping and visits to special art galleries.
In Addis Ababa, hotel accommodation ranges from tourist class to luxury collection and varieties of traditional and western restaurants serve delectable dishes of Ethiopia and from around the world. At night there are many entertainment activities and night clubs offering traditional and modern music .The lofty altitude of the world’s third-highest capital enjoys a mild, Afro-alpine climate and temperate weather throughout the year.
WUB ETHIOPIA TOURS is ready to show you tourist attraction sites of such wonderful mini representative city of Ethiopia.
Tour Code: WET-101
Duration: Half Day
Tour Title: Addis Ababa City tour
Depending on your interest or international flight schedule (Morning/Afternoon) ,you will meet our guide either at your hotel lobby, airport or any place convenient for you and get a brief program detail on what you are going to see . Start your visit from the national museum which hosts different types of animal & humans fossils including “Lucy”, very famous 4.3 million hominid, then continue to visit historically significant church of Ethiopian Orthodox Church “Trinity Cathedral”, built by Emperor Haileselassie I in 1941. To conclude your tour, visit “Merkato” /the largest open air market in Africa.