Experience many of Addis Ababa’s highlights on one comprehensive full-day tour. After a convenient hotel or airport pickup, explore the National Museum, where the 3 million-year-old fossils of Lucy is kept, and Merkato, the giant open-air market. Catch amazing views of Ethiopia’s capital city from Enoto, enjoy a delicious lunch, and stop by St. George Cathedral, the 15th century church and Rastafarian pilgrimage site.
Pick up would be done from airport or hotel
Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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 fossil in 1974 forced a complete rethink of human genealogy, providing that our ancestors were walking 2.5 million years earlier than had been supposed.
We continue our tour of Addis Ababa with visit to the Ethnographic Museum which is found inside the compound of the Addis Ababa University. This museum is very different to the National Museum, but equally absorbing, this museum exhibit, a varied array of artifacts and daily objects related to most ethnic groups living in Ethiopia.
we will drive uphill to Entoto, which once was Emperor Minilik II’s permanent camp. Driving the hill there is an considerable drop in altitude and the air is filled with the scent of the Eucalyptus trees which cover the area.
From the top, there is a panoramic view of the capital and surrounding countryside.