Known affectionately as just ‘Addis’, the capital is coming up in the world at a fast pace. At 2400m above sea level, the climate is known as ‘tropical highland’, so there’s mostly a pleasant temperature to explore the wonderful array of museums, galleries and the former palace of Haile Sallasie.
Accommodation in Addis Ababa
Almost everything about this hotel says ‘palatial’, from its regal position on a hilltop to the refined marble columns and arches that welcome you. It’s a real escape from the heat and clamour of the capital, with sophisticated restaurants, a plush spa and a pool with underwater music piped in.