Finding Hotels In Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a fascinating country, being the only country in Africa that was never colonized by the West, and also one of the oldest Christian civilizations. Most people select hotels in the area of Addis Ababa, which is one of the main tourist destinations. If you haven’t traveled in-country before, you will probably want to confine much of your touring to this area.

Finding Hotels In Ethiopia

Finding Hotels In Ethiopia

Hotels in the eastern part of Addis are closer to a lot of the attractions for tourists, including the National Museum. Be sure to pack warm clothes, since Addis is over a mile above sea level. The main airport you will use is Bole International, and you may want to look for a hotel in close proximity to it, if you don’t have a hired vehicle to use while you are there. The airport has daily flights from Asia, North America and Europe. Driving in the city is difficult, due to many unlabeled streets, so many tourists travel with a city bus, or they may hire a taxi.

You can find places to stay in almost any price range when you book a trip to Addis. Check with reputable sites like Ethiopia Hotel Guide, to find a hotel in your price range. If you’re into camping, there are also lovely national parks in-country. When you stay in Addis, visit the earliest known human remains, known as Lucy. She can be found in the National Museum. If you prefer a taste of locale fare, the western area of the city holds the famous Mercato. You will enjoy browsing this large marketplace dubbed as the largest open-market in Africa.

If you wander outside Addis, you might wish to see Lalibela, called the eighth wonder of the world. The area has eleven churches carved from solid rock, and they draw many visitors, especially during religious holiday times. If you wish to visit during these time periods, check online and book early. Another lovely area is the Rift valley, with its seven lakes. These are located near the border with Kenya. Lake Lagano is an especially popular destination, with plenty of time and room to swim and watch wildlife.

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