24 hours in Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

Our flight was cancelled and moved to the next day so we had a long transit in Addis Ababa on the way back to Kuwait, so we decided to explore the city!

Hotel of our choice for this transit was: Marriott Executive Apartments (Loved the one bedroom apartment!)

Our friends were in Addis Ababa 2 weeks before, and they recommended:

– Hilton Hotel
– Sheraton Hotel


Addis Ababa is Ethiopia’s capital and Africa’s political capital.

Currency used here is: Ethiopian Birr (ETB), exchange can be made at the airport from either Dollars or Euros.

Things to do:

  • Visit the National Museum and the Ethnological Museum.
  • Selassie (Holy Trinity) Cathedral- Emperor Haile Selassie I built it in 1941 after the restoration of independence from the Fascist Italian occupation. Many beautiful paintings, morals and stained-glass windows decorated the interior.
  • Checkout Mt. Entoto and the Entoto Mariyam church
  • Mercato

At the end, I realized I wanted to spend more time in Ethiopia! There’s so much to explore in this place. I would recommend you to plan it with a tour guide or a local operator to see as much as possible safely around the country.

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