|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$15.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 250.59|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.72|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$7.85|
|Milk (1 liter)||$0.96|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$18.77|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$4.00|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$3.28|
The largest and the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa is also known as the political capital of Africa. It houses the African Union, Federation of African Societies of Chemistry, Horn of Africa Press Institute and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa or UNECA. There are around 80 dialects spoken in this region. It lies at the foot of the Mount Entoto. The progressive city is also the birthplace of some of the most remarkable track and field Olympians and has one of Africa’s finest football teams. Being peppered with monuments and historical sites, it has been the main tourism machine of the country. Cheap flights to Addis Ababa are available all year round for those who would like to visit this beautiful metropolitan.
The impeccable landscape of the Semien Mountains is a great first stop during your trip to Addis Ababa. Apart from rugged terrain ideal for trekking and biking, its large expanse is said to be around 75 million years of age. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for more than three decades now. The savannahs and desserts covering the area are home to a diverse fauna and endangered species. It is home to baboons, hyena and native wolves. The Semien Lodge is one of the most popular hotels in Addis Ababa. It sits more than 10,000 feet above sea level.
Exotic plants and animals will greet you when you visit Lake Hawassa. Monkeys are seen in every tree and hippos can be seen bathing in their natural habitat. You can also do fishing, bird watching and boating while you are in here.
Addis Ababa is peppered with amazing historical tourist destinations. Designed by Yugoslav architects, the Monuments of the Martyrs is a symbol of the nation’s struggle during a three-day terror when Italy slew thousands of natives years before the eruption of the Second World War. The Genete Le’ul Palace served as dwelling place for some of the city’s royalties over the decades. Today, it is being utilized by the Institute of Ethiopian Studies. There are also nearly 200 mosques surrounding Addis Ababa, with Grand Anwar and Mohammed Mosques being tourist magnets.
Cheap flights to Addis Ababa will introduce you to some of the best that Ethiopia can offer – both in natural resources and history. There are also tourism facilities that were built to assist foreigners during their entire stay in the city.