National Museum of Ethiopia Tours

One of the most important collections in sub-Saharan African is housed within the walls of the National Museum of Ethiopia in the capital city of Addis Ababa. Founded in 1944, the museum is divided into four sections: paleontology and prehistory, history, ethnography and modern art. The collections together paint a picture of Ethiopia’s natural and cultural history.

The star of the collection, which includes traditional and ceremonial costumes, paintings, sculptures and relics from the Pre-Aksumite civilization, is the partial fossilized skeleton of Lucy, a female hominin who lived some 3.2 million years ago. While the original fossils belong to the museum, what’s on display for visitors is a cast of our ancient ancestor.

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English-speaking guides will show you around the museum free of charge, though tips are appreciated.
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Address: King George VI St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm
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Admission: Birr10
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Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa

This private Addis Ababa tour lets you see the sights you’re most interested in with the benefit of an insightful guide—but without having to go along with a group. Sightsee at your own speed as you make your way via private transportation to top Addis Ababa attractions such as the Ethnological Museum, Holy Trinity Chapel, and Mt. Entoto.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Best of Addis Ababa in One Day Guided Day Tour

A guided tour is a great way to get to know Addis Ababa in just one day. Visit top sights like the National Museum, Merkato, and St. George Cathedral along with your guide, who  provides loads of information about the city and local culture that you might miss on your own. Plus, included transportation makes reaching far-flung corners of the city a breeze.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Museum Highlights Guided Day Tour in Addis Ababa

Get a comprehensive overview of Addis Ababa's museums on this 8-hour guided tour. Journey through more than three millennia of history and learn about the country's more than 80 ethnic groups. Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, the National Museum, St. George Cathedral and Museum, and the Ethnological Museum. Round-trip transportation from Addis Ababa hotels included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$74.80
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Addis Ababa City Tour

Explore the vibrant neighborhoods and historic landmarks of Addis Ababa on a full-day tour of the city’s must-see destinations. See the richly decorated interior of Holy Trinity Cathedral, then trace Ethiopia’s long history through the Museum of Ethiopia. After lunch, explore Haile Selassie’s former palace, now the fascinating Ethnological Museum, and go deep into the traditions of Ethiopia’s diverse communities. Return to the country’s vibrant, colorful present in Merkato, a renowned marketplace where vendors offer bright displays of fabric, handicrafts and produce from around the country.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$99.00
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Addis Ababa Guided Walking Day Tour

A walking tour is a great way for first-time visitors to get their bearings in the busy streets of Addis Ababa. Follow your guide to top city sights including the National Museum of Ethiopia, the Ethnography Museum, and the Merkato. Lunch at the Lucy Restaurant is included as a midday pitstop.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Day Trip in Addis Ababa

The largest city of Ethiopia and its capital city at the same time is Addis Abeba, which in Amharic means "a new flower". It is located in the center of the country, 2400 above the sea level. It is one of the highest-located capital cities in the world.This is a one-day visit schedule.If possible we can include some other attractions of the capital city of Ethiopia.
  • Duration: 1 day
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OMO Valley - the unique wilderness in 7 days

Isolated for millennia from the rest of the world, the beautiful Omo Valley is home to an exciting mix of many small and distinctive tribal groups. Amongst others, we find the Karo, the Mursi and the Hamer-all of whom have retained their own unique customs and traditions. Lifestyles are as varied as the tribes themselves. Lacking any material, culture and artifacts common to other cultures, these tribes find unique ways in which to express their artistic impulses. Both the Surma and the Karo, for example, are experts at body painting, using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on each other's faces, chests, arms, and legs. These designs are created purely for fun and aesthetic effect, each artist vying to outdo his fellows. In this captivating region, you are privileged to witness age-old customs and rituals, learning of the symbolisms that remain an integral part of everyday life, it’s absolutely a unique wilderness.
  • Duration: 7 days
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US$2,126.00
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Compact Tour - Historic Route of Ethiopia in 7 days

This cultural tour focuses on the ancient history & culture as well as the people and nature on the classic Historic Route of Ethiopia. Among other things, on this tour, you will visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites as we follow the footsteps of the legendary Queen of Sheba. Your professional tourguide will show you the highlights of Ethiopias North.
  • Duration: 7 days
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