Widely considered as the ‘Political Capital of Africa’, Addis Ababa houses the headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) along with two other delegations of the European Union and the United States of America. As an important international diplomatic hub, Addis Ababa features more than 120 international missions and embassies that are located here. Well served by the Bole International Airport, this capital and the largest city in Ethiopia, efficiently connects with destinations throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
Situated at the foot of Mount Entoto at an elevation of 7,546 feet above mean sea level, research indicates that Addis Ababa has been the original home for mankind dating back to over 100,000 years of history. Showcasing several palaces, mosques, cathedrals and museums, the Addis Ababa skyline is comparatively dwarfed within the backdrop of the elegant Mount Entoto which itself is a premier attraction.