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Top Attractions in Addis Ababa

The scenic beauty of Addis Ababa and its neighbouring areas has left many a traveller speechless and the best place for this ultimate viewing experience is from atop the nearby Entoto Mountain. The city also features numerous museums and other cultural attractions for holidaymakers booking flights bound for the city. These include Red Terror Museum, Ethiopian National Museum, Netsa Art Village, Ethnological Museum, Africa Hall, Shengo Hall and National Palace. Those spiritually inclined may visit any among the numerous popular places of worship like Medhane Alem, St. George's Cathedral, Anwar Mosque, Roman Catholic Cathedral of Nativity and Gola St. Michael Church.

Addis Ababa Airport Information

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is the world-class airport that serves Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa as well as its nearby areas. Billed as one of the busiest airports in East Africa, it handles international flights from various global destinations including London Heathrow and operates as a hub for Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier. Well connected to various domestic destinations, travellers can easily reserve tickets aboard domestic operators from Terminal 1 of the airport to conveniently journey onwards within the country. Key passenger amenities available at this popular international gateway to Ethiopia include duty free shopping, internet facilities, cab facilities, banks and numerous cafes/restaurants.

Flight Tickets to Addis Ababa

Being the capital city and one of the most important urban centres of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa features excellent connectivity with key destinations across the world including leading UK airports. Popular choices for netting flights to Addis Ababa from UK airports include Ethiopian Airlines, the country's national airlines and British Airways, UK's flag carrier. Leading African and Middle Eastern operators which provide tickets to Britons seeking Addis Ababa-bound flights include Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, South African Airways, Kenya Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines. Alternate options for flying to Addis Ababa from London include Lufthansa, Qantas, Virgin Atlantic and KLM Royal Dutch.

Addis-Ababa Accommodation Options

Addis Ababa is one of the most populous urban centres in East Africa and a popular tourist destination; hence it is home to hotels/lodges that operate across various price points. For holidaymakers seeking luxury, top choices in the city include Radisson Blu, Sheraton, Hilton, Intercontinental, Jupiter International, Panorama and Solo Te. This metropolis is also replete with numerous mid and budget range hotels. Popular ones include Harmony, Beshale, Nexus, Faro, Carrera Lodge, Dmitri Hotel, Wabe Shebelle, Yilma and Ethio Comfort Guest House. Due to the availability of numerous cheap accommodation options, Addis Ababa is a veritable backpackers' and budget travellers' paradise.

Best time to visit Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa features a temperate climate with only minor variations of temperature round the year, which is the major reason why air tickets to Addis Ababa are in high demand throughout the year. That said, the best time for a visit to the city is during the months of November to March, which feature the least amount of rainfall and hence are considered to be the perfect time for sightseeing adventures. The peak tourist traffic occurs during the months of December and January, that's when netting cheap flight tickets may be tricky. November and March, the shoulder months, are the best time to get affordable deals on flights to the city.

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