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Addis Ababa Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences

  • Addis Ababa at night
  • Medhane Alem Cathedral is a photo stop while on your Ethiopia vacation.
  • The capital of Ethiopia
  • Clergymen sing and chant while accompanying the Tabot
  • The National Museum of Ethiopia is included on most Addis Ababa tours.

Founded little more than a century ago, Addis Ababa, which in the Amharic language means ‘New Flower’, is not only the diplomatic capital of Africa and a thriving metropolis, but also a growing city that takes pride in its multifaceted assets, an intersting stopover on an Ethiopian vacation. 

Perched on the Abyssinian plateau, some 2400 metres/7800 feet above sea level, Addis Ababa boasts a climate known as ‘tropical highland’ and is balmy and temperate with cloudless blue skies for about eight months of the year.  It has many museums including the culturally stimulating Ethnological Museum located within Emperor Haile Selassie’s former palace and which gives an insight into Ethiopia’s many rich cultures. Another highlight on an Ethiopia vacation is the National Museum whose collection ranks among the finest in Sub-Saharan Africa. With Ethiopian civilization being one of the oldest in the world, the artifacts within the museum span thousands of years, including some from its earliest days - its star attraction is Lucy, the fossils of the oldest human ever discovered by archaeologists. A wide variety of artifacts are featured, from sculptures to clothing to artwork plus both traditional and modern art. 

Africa Hall, which is located across from the Palace, is where the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is headquartered as well as most UN offices in Ethiopia. The Parliament Building was built during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie and continues to serve as the seat of Parliament today. 

Addis Ababa has a lively restaurant and nightlife scene on Bole Road which is a fashionable district also offering sophisticated bars, galleries and clubs on Ethiopia tours.

Extend your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from  Ethiopia or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours


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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Historic North: Addis Ababa, Axum, Lalibela & More

    MODERATE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the historical sites of Ethiopia on this journey through the country’s north. Passing from Addis Ababa to Axum and Gondar, you’ll see towering obelisks, visit iconic rock-hewn churches and medieval castles, and learn about the long and storied history of this ancient land.
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,094
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ethiopia Stopover: Addis Ababa & Lalibela

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the historical and religious power of Ethiopia on this African stopover. As you explore both the nation's capital and religious centre, you'll learn about Ethiopian history and culture, see the archaeological remains of Lucy, and admire the incredible rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,249
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ethiopia See Trip Details
  • Cultural South: Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Turmi & More

    MODERATE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Engage with the tribal cultures of Ethiopia on this exploration of the country’s south. Passing from Addis Ababa to the Omo Valley, you’ll visit the archaeological sites of Tiya, see hippos on Lake Chamo, and stop off at the Mursi and Dorze villages to meet local peoples and learn about their distinct tribal cultures.
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,596
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ethiopia See Trip Details
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