Ancient Collection of History and capital of Africa
Duration: Full day
Tour Code: AT002
Mode of Transportation: Gound transportation
Package Highlight: Depart from your country arrival at Addis Ababa Bole international airport depends overnight in Addis Ababa, early in morning freshen up before taking city tour
National museum is home to the hominid fossil remain of 'Lucy' the cradle of mankind. The female fossilized skeleton found in northeast part of Ethiopia in 1974, believed to be about 3.4 million years old, Ardi 4.4 million years old, Selam 3.5 million years old discovered by an Ethiopian Archeologist and named her after his wife (Selam). The museum has an extensive collection of artifacts, some pre-historic of Axumite civilization.
Ethnological museum is located within Haile Selassie’s former Royal palace and surrounded by the beautiful garden and fountains. Being used as Addis Abeba University’s main campus and as enthralling Ethnological Museum.
Entoto is the mountain range that rises to the north of Addis Abeba and is easily accessible from the city. This is where King Menelik started building his first capital city and the Church of Entoto Mariam where he was crowned. The top of the hill offers stunning and panoramic view of Addis Abeba.
Stop for Lunch & Coffee break
A lunch break either at cultural or western place, hen continue our remaining sights.
Selassie Church Holy Trinity Cathedral
Holy Trinity cathedral was once the largest Ethiopia orthodox cathedral and the burial place of Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress Menen, late Prime mister Meles Zenawi, Sylvia Pankhurst alongside many well-known Ethiopian and patriots from the Italian occupation.
Merkato is located in western part of Addis Abeba and is one of the largest open air market in Africa; offering an array of Colors, Aromas, Costumes, Products, Jewelries and many more. In Merkato virtually every possible commodity is on sale. There is a place called Merkato district Menalesh Tera local name), materials from every corner of the city will be brought to this place to be recycled for sale and to be used again.
N.B: Beware of pickpocket
Red terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
The "Red Terror" Martyrs' Memorial Museum in Addis Abeba was established in 2010 as a memorial to the victims of the Red Terror under the Derg regime. In the museum various torturing instruments are displayed. In addition, original skulls and bones, coffins, bloody clothes, and photographs of victims are exhibited. The museum also features pictorial history of the red terror.