Addis Ababa, the third highest capital in the world lies between 2300 – 2500 meters.
Drive north up to Mount Entoto – as one drive up the hill there is an appreciable drop in temperature and the air is filled with the scent of the Eucalyptus trees which line the road. From the top, there is a panoramic view of the capital and surrounding countryside.
Descend to Addis Ababa, stopping off at the National Archaeological Museum. You could find exhibits ranging from the 3.5 million-year-old bones of Lucy,
Institute of Ethiopian Studies, where one can see clothing from different regions, along with artifacts, household utensils and in a separate section, paintings reflecting the history and culture of the country.
Then move to the Mercato, the largest market area in Africa, where virtually every possible commodity is on sale, from livestock to computers. For the visitor good at bargaining, there is a huge selection of Ethiopian arts and crafts.