Addis Ababa

Things to do in Addis Ababa

The barnlike establishment features green walls and rows of long, low wooden benches painted the same hue. In this cool, dim oasis, merchants in dark suits chat quietly.

The best contemporary-art gallery in Addis, housed in a 19th-century mansion.

The lounge, opened in 2003, is very new-Addis, with Cosmopolitans, flickering glass lanterns, and acres of red velvet that seem straight out of Marrakesh.

Of the seven mountains that surround Addis, Entoto (10,000 feet) is closest to the city center.

An underground Ethiopian dance hall that’s tough to find unless accompanied by a local.