Ethiopia What To Do

Delve into the Merkato (Market)

Enjoy a full day guided excursion around the third highest capital in the world: Addis Ababa. Highlights include visits to the National Museum - one of the most important Sub-Saharan museums in Africa, the Ethnological Museum - located in the former Emperor Haile Selassie's palace grounds, and the Merkato - the largest market in East Africa. There are also several interesting Orthodox churches to see including the church of the Holy Trinity, whose dome is a prominent landmark in the city.

Other things to do in Ethiopia

Visit a jazz bar in Addis

In its raw fusion of modern jazz and traditional Ethiopian instruments and sounds, music in Addis Ababa is one of its best kept secrets. It's no secret that the only real way to touch the live beat is to visit a downtown bar. Here music and cultural history riff out in their raw making, an expression of street culture in revolt against governments and authority, and, like the Flamenco bar traditions of Southern Spain, a glorious mix of the professional and the suddenly improvised. Sit back, have a drink, and glory in a new vibe.…

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