In its day – a thousand years ago – Axum was the capital of a great empire. It is still considered the holiest city in the country and is home to the reputed Ark of the Covenant. The chapels and churches that still stand are well worth exploring.
Accommodation in Axum
The Sabean Hotel is is the best place to stay in Axum, with the one down side that it doesn’t have a view. There are 44 rooms comprising four suites, 28 twin rooms and 12 doubles. All are en-suite with a shower but no bath. This hotel is new, clean and modern by Ethiopian standards. […]