Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia, which is situated in the Horn of Africa on the eastern-central portion of the continent. An ancient area, it is the site of some of the oldest examples of ancestors of modern man ever found by archaeologists. Addis Ababa is both a city and a state, often called the political capital of Africa. Travelocity offers a number of Addis Ababa vacation packages to get you started, and many include Addis Ababa hotels.
Out and About in Addis Ababa
If you're a soccer fan, you'll love Addis Ababa, as many British teams have enthusiastic followings in the city. If history is more your speed, visit the National Museum of Ethiopia and see some of the pre-human bones. You'll also learn about a tragic time in Ethiopia's history at the Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum. The Holy Trinity Cathedral is a historic Orthodox church located in the middle of town, offering lots of people-watching opportunities along the street in front. Many hotels in Addis Ababa are near some of these can't-miss sites.
Eating and Drinking
Cheap flights to Addis Ababa take you to a city with a surprising variety of excellent food offerings. Two key food items in Ethiopia are wat and injera. Wat refers to a wide variety of curries and stews, while injera is a large flatbread served everywhere. Do you like to bargain? Visit Merkato, a huge open-air market, and try your luck bargaining for pepper, spices, meat, stew, lentils, legumes, and a local drink called bulla. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you'll be at home in Addis Ababa due to the large variety of non-meat dishes offered.
Cheap hotels in Addis Ababa are located all over town. Take a stroll through the halls of history in Addis Ababa and do it at a discount with Travelocity, where you can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.