Addis Ababa- the "new flower" is set at the foot of the Entoto Mountains. It is centrally located with in Ethiopia as a capital city should be. It is to here that all roads lead.
The altitude varies from 3000 meters (9840 feet) at the top of Entoto to 2200 meters (6800 feet) at the foot of the city.
The temperature ranges from 14 degree centigrade to 18 degree centigrade. 80% of the yearly rainfall occurs between mid- June and September which is the heavy rainy season.
Addis Ababa was founded in 1880 by Menelik II who moved his capital city from Ankober (a town 175 km to the northeast) to the top of the Entoto Mountains. The church of St. Mary where Menelik was crowned Emperor in 1882 can still be visited on top of the mountain. His wife, the Empress Taitu however, found the natural hot springs at the foot of the mountain to be more to her liking and so after a while the capital was moved to the foot of the mountains just above the hot springs. The palace he built is still there.
holy trinity church
shiro meda (cultural costume shops)
mount entoto, st. mary church and museum
st. george church
tomoka (coffee shop)
churchil road and souvenir shops
this package accommodates up to 3 people only by adding cost per person only I will make sure every one will have the best exposure they deserve. plus, I will customize the itinerary to be inclusive of travelers interest with out additional cost.
in this regards, this package is best for family, colleagues or friends cost effective as well as interest wise.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or airport.
End location: I will drop you at your hotel or airport.
Duration: 7 hours
9 am is the normal starting time. however if a customer prefers to start early or late it can be adjusted.
driving by 2012 high standard tourist van that can accommodate up to 8 people with professional driver.
for up to three people, we use toyota 2007 model.
transportation (car, driver, fuel, parking, miscellaneous)
entrance fee (to museums and churches)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
70 birr - for personal items
Meals, coffee, souvenirs, items of personal nature.
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Feven Haddis gave a dedicated and very interesting tour around the city. Not alone is she very knowledgeable, she is also heavily involved in her community. Ask her about her projects for those in needs, and you will not be left unchanged!