There's no place quite like Addis Ababa on the African continent. Situated as the political, cultural, and social hub of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa is a cosmopolitan city that will enchant visitors from every walk of life. Cheap vacation packages to Addis Ababa offer tourists a chance to experience this bustling capital, with the option of side trips to Ethiopia's breathtaking natural wonders outside the city. Fly into Bole International Airport (ADD), located less than three miles from the city center, and set off from there. Ethiopia is perhaps most famous for its hearty cuisine, and what better way to refuel after a day of walking the storied streets of Addis Ababa than to sit down with a roll of injera and some good company?
Transportation from ADD
As Ethiopian Airlines' base, flights to Addis Ababa are easy to find from most major airports. Once your choice of Addis Ababa flights has landed, there are several transit options to Addis Ababa hotels. For the truly adventurous, try the local minibus system: blue and white vehicles will take you almost anywhere you need to go for an unbeatable price, as long as you don't mind being a little cramped. For a little extra peace of mind, private yellow and green taxis will take you where you need to go with more efficiency. If you're staying close to the airport, some hotels will offer free shuttles. Other Addis Ababa hotels might charge a fee, but it's usually a small one. Once at the hotel, rejoice! There's a marvelous city awaiting your arrival.
Make Yourself at Home in Addis Ababa
The Addis Merkato is Africa's largest outdoor market, and, like Addis Ababa as a whole, you're almost guaranteed to find what you're looking for and more. Travelocity can help you save up to $537 on airfare and accommodation when you book cheap flights to Addis Ababa and a hotel at the same time.