Top Things to do in Addis Ababa

Discover some of the top things to do in Addis Ababa. Make the most out of your visit to Addis, the capital of Africa.

Addis Ababa is the biggest city in Ethiopia. It is not very old, just a little over 100 years in fact, but it has an interesting blend of cultures and influences that has generated something of a unique culture.

At first glance, you may think this is a quiet place with not much to do and see, but spend a little time, and take the effort to discover, and you will find that Addis does offer fun and good times.

Without further ado, here is our list of the top ten things to do in Addis!

Explore Addis Ababa’s Museums

Addis Ababa is home to several of Ethiopia’s most prestigious museums. The National Museum is one of the…

Dive into Merkato’s Fascinating Streets

For a long while, Addis Ababa’s Merkato (literally ‘market’) was believed to be the largest…

Visits Addis Ababa’s Cathedrals

Addis Ababa is home to several beautiful Orthodox cathedrals. However, the most famous is the Trinity…

Soak in the Addis Ababa’s Natural Hot Springs

Did you know that if it wasn’t for the city’s natural hot springs, Ethiopia’s capital city may not…

Run the Great Ethiopian Run

It is a bit strange that Addis has only one large running event every year, considering the fact…

Treat yourself to Ethiopian cuisine

Ethiopian cuisine is a combination of the flavorful cuisine of the country’s different cultures…

Enjoy Ethiopian Cultural Dinner Show

Ethiopia is a country of many varied ethnic groups and cultures, and as you can imagine…

Taste Delicious Ethiopian Coffee

Legend has it that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, so no trip to the country would be complete…

Discover Addis Ababa’s Monuments

While Addis is relatively young, it does have a number of monuments well worth visiting…

Events & Festivals in Addis Ababa

While this may not be obvious at first glance, there are several events and festivals….