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The capital of Ethiopia which translated as “New Flower” in the Amharic language is no less than a magical portal, or a city that transports its visitors to another world altogether. It is a gateway of Ethiopia and represents a beautiful amalgamation of ancient and mystical world to its visitors. It is the pulsating heart of this eclectic nation and is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Like any other African city, it is choked with traffic, bustling with noise and often look chaotic but it still has its charm that attracts visitors from all corners of the world. So if you are ready to taste the African culture, finest Arabica coffee, unparalleled Ethiopian-ness then book flights to Addis Ababa now and enjoy a great adventurous trip.
Being home to the African Union, the city has important United Nations branches and with nearly every foreign embassy from around the world and is often referred to as the Capital of Africa. Positioned at 2,665 meters in elevation, with extremely pleasant weather make it a year-round destination to visit. Start your sightseeing trip with a visit to Addis Mercato which is incredibly entertaining, chaotic but full of life. It is the largest open market in Africa where you can shop for clothes, food and souvenirs. Visit the iconic building of the city St. George’s Cathedral and Museum which is located on the top of the hill, overlooking the Menelik II Square. It is filled with memorabilia from the ancient religious writings to clothing to Ethiopian crosses. Enjoy a visit to Meskel Square which is a sort of central gathering place in the city and especially becomes alive during the times of festivals and political demonstrations. To capture the glimpses of artwork from around the country then visit the National Museum of Ethiopia this is one of the best museums in the city.
If you need a break and want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city then do visit Entolo Hill which is situated on the top of the mountain where you can check out the vast Eucalyptus forest, Palace of Menelik and various sacred churches. A visit to Ethnological Museum is must in your itinerary as it is a perfect destination to learn more about various ethnicities that make up the Ethiopian populace. The city is decked with so many landmarks and places of interest that one should definitely go for the walking tour of the city with an experienced guide to capture the flavours of the city and its true spirit. There is the lot more to see and explore in the African city. So catch your flight to Addis Ababa now and explore them all.
If you are looking for the cheap flights from the United Kingdom to Addis Ababa then there are several airlines that offer them like Lufthansa, Saudia, Austrian, Emirates, South African Airways, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airways etc. There are 10 direct flights from London to Addis Ababa and the Ethiopian Airways provides 100% nonstop flights between London and Addis Ababa. The most popular connecting cities when flying from London to Addis Ababa is Frankfurt.
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