City Tour

 

AHP-001 Duration Half day

Addis Ababa city tour

We start at 8.30 (or 1.30 PM) with a pick up from your hotel and drive north up to Mount Entoto.

As we drive up the hill, the breath of fresh and cool air, the site of the exuberant flora and the pungent aroma of the eucalyptus trees along each side of the road, make the trip very delightful. From the top, there is a panoramic view of the capital and surrounding countryside. Entoto is an important watershed, to the north water flows to the Blue Nile and to the south to the Awash River.

Within the old imperial compound on Entoto, we will visit the church of St. Mariam( MenelikII was crowned as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1889) and the church of Archangel Raguel. A further excitement is waiting in Entoto Museum. The museum contains articles of great quality and historical significance. The drum that announced the march to Adowa against the Italian invasion, the bed Menelik II used while in Ankober, ceremonial dresses of the king and the queen, Menelik’s crown and a Persian carpet are only few of the numerous exhibits depicting Entoto’s glorious past

Leaving the churches we descend to Addis Ababa, stopping off at the National Archaeological Museum. Here visitors can see exhibits ranging from the 3.5 million-year-old bones of Lucy, through the Axumite and Gondarene periods to the monarchs Tewodros and Menelik II.

This completes the half day city tour and visitors will be taken back to their hotels.

AHP-002 Duration Half day

Washa Mikhael Church

We start at 8.30 (or 1.30 PM) with a pick up from your hotel and drive up to the hill or leave our vehicle on the main road and ascend up on foot. Washa Mikael is the nearest rock-hewn church from the capital and one of the major tourist attractions. After passing 2 km from British Embassy you will take the first junction before Yeka Michael church. It was excavated by Abreha and Atsbeha in the 4thc. It is a semi-monolith freed from the surrounding rock on three sides. It is excavated entirely from below the ground and its enclosure is reached via a short tunnel through the rock.

This completes the half day tour and visitors will be taken back to their hotels

AHP-003 Duration Full day

Addis Ababa City tour

Morning

8.30 A.M - pick up from your hotel and drive to Addis Ababa Museum, Here visitor can see exhibits materials of significance at different stages of the development of the city in eight sections of the museum.

10:30A.M- St.George church and museum. The internal wall of the church is decorated with paintings by maitre artist Afework Tekle. The museum is intended to preserve and pass on to future generations the ecclesiastical wealth of Ethiopian Orthodox Church

12.30 - break for lunch. There is a wide variety of international restaurants in Addis Ababa, or

visitors may prefer to sample Ethiopian food at the atmospheric Addis Ababa restaurant, once

the home of Empress Zewedit           

Afternoon

1.30 P.M- Ethnographical Museum of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, where we can see clothing from different regions, along with artifacts, household utensils and in a separate section paintings reflecting the history and culture of the country.

3.00 P.M- Trinity Cathedral, where many patriots of the war against the Italian invaders are buried. Inside the Cathedral there are the Tombs of Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress Menen. The Cathedral is emblazoned beautifully with glass stained picture and its structure was designed by the best designers.

10.30 P.M- Mercato-the largest open-air market in Africa, where virtually every possible commodity is sale from livestock to computers.

12.30 P.M- We finish our day on the verandah of the 10th story Kokeb restaurant, watching the sun go down over Addis Ababa, after that visitors will be returned to their hotels.