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Addis Ababa Car Rentals & Travel Guide

The capital and largest city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa is a bustling, multicultural metropolis and historic center. You'll overhear conversations in as many as 80 languages from the moment you disembark from any flights to Addis Ababa—enjoy the sounds and begin to absorb the culture.

Driving in and Around Addis Ababa

About four miles south of the city center is Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Hire one of the city's distinctive blue-and-white taxis to get you from this transport hub to Addis Ababa hotels. Car rentals in Addis Ababa may be available in the urban center, but you'll have to first hire a local taxi to get you there.

In town visit the Red Terror Martyrs' Museum, which explores the history and aftermath of a dark political period in Ethiopian history. This is a quiet and contemplative place to visit. For a moving experience of a different kind, visit the octagon-shaped St. George cathedral and museum. Grey, unassuming stone church exteriors give way to bursting interior color schemes, and the nearby museum has an interesting assortment of artifacts.

Addis Ababa rental cars can get to you the Ethnological Museum on the Addis Ababa University campus, which offers stunning insight into the complexity of Ethiopian culture—and cultures. Hagar Fikir Theatre, another city landmark with historical significance in the area of indigenous culture, occasionally features local dancing and plays.

Addis Ababa car rentals can get you set on a short drive outside of the city to beautiful Mount Entoto, the tallest peak in the nation with stunning city views. This is a holy place, dotted with monasteries, but there is a secular shrine here as well: at the top is the historic palace of the founder of the city, Emperor Menelik II.

Exploring Addis Ababa

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Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Addis Ababa car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Addis Ababa, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.