Today you will enjoy a city tour. Mount Entoto will be your first stop. It is a historical place where Emperor Menelik II resided and built his palace when he came from Ankober and founded Addis Ababa. It is considered a sacred mountain and has many monasteries. It is situated at an altitude of between 2,600 and 3,100 meters.
You will enjoy a magnificent view of the city from the hills of Entoto. Following that, you will drive to the National Museum. The museum houses the nation’s artistic treasures as well as many of the most precious archaeological findings such as the fossilized remains of early hominids, the most famous of which is “Lucy,” the partial skeleton of a specimen of Australopithecus apheresis. The well-known Lucy is said to be 3.2 million years old.
Shortly after having your lunch and a little refreshment, you will head to the 19th-century palace of one of Ethiopia’s greatest emperors, Menelik II, which has been transformed into Unity Park, to be visited by local and foreign tourists. Since the end of the 19th century, Ethiopian leaders have made this historic palace their home.
The Park, which takes up more than 20ha out of the 40ha compound, and where the Office of the Prime Minister is located, features six attraction sites including historical buildings, indigenous plants, endemic black mane lion zoo, a green area, and the nine regions’ pavilion. Furthermore, the park will also feature more than 1000 display items along with Ethiopia’s great emperors including Emperor Haileselassie is featured in a life-size waxwork.
After your interesting visit to Unity Park, you will be transferred to your hotel.