Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Local Ethnic Food Tour of Addis Ababa

with Muluken G.

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This short tour of Addis Ababa is almost all about typical Ethiopian foods and drinks.

The tour is planned for about five hours, and visitors will learn about the different locally grown spices Ethiopians use to prepare their deliciously hot meals, make small walks in the Enset (or False Banana Tree) market sections of Merkato, visit a local family to see how Enjera (Ethiopia's national bread) is made, attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, and have a traditional Ethiopian lunch/dinner.
We first drive to Merkato - the biggest outdoor market in Africa.

At Merkato, we will have about 40 minutes of walk in the small alleys to the Spice Market where you will get to know your Ethiopian spices, the Enset Market where you will see Enset whose root is used by a significant population of Ethiopia to make bread and porridge, the Dairy Products Market, and colorful hand woven baskets market. The visit of Merkato ends with a drive through the recycling area and the second hand items market sections.

Then, we have a food preparation program to learn how Enjera (or Injera) - the national bread of Ethiopia is prepared from tiny grain called Teff.

Then, enjoy being part of the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. Addis is a great place to have one of the best coffees you had in your entire life as Ethiopia is the birthplace of Coffee. During the Coffee Ceremony learn how Ethiopians enjoy their coffee with three rounds of cups of coffee starting from picking the bad coffee beans out, washing the beans by hand, roasting it on iron pan, smelling the aroma, pounding with mortar and pixel, boiling and drinking.

Finally, have a traditional Ethiopian lunch/dinner at one of the best restaurants of the city!

Tour price includes private vehicle, professional experienced English speaking tour guide, food preparation and local host fee, coffee and Coffee Ceremony attendance fee and all related government taxes.

Shop, cook and eat Ethiopian!!

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Muluken G.

Welcome! I am Muluken from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I was born and grew up in Addis. I have a diploma in Accounting from Mekelle University. But, as I am a sociable guy I found working in Accounting not my job. So, I decided to study Tourism and joined the Catering and Tourism Training Institute of Addis Ababa to study Tour Operation Management and graduated in Diploma with 'Distinctions' ranking. After graduation I worked at two of the biggest tour companies in Addis from March 2004 to August 2009 as a tour operator and tour guide. From then on I became a self employed tour operator and tour guide and handled a number of group and individual tours allover Ethiopia. I believe I am the best guide in Ethiopia especially in Addis because as I live here I know the ins and outs of the city, with my 10 years of experience I came to know what is interesting for visitors and where to take them, and above all tour operating and guiding is a job I can do with love. Guiding is not only my means of making money but it is my way of life. Contact me soon and save a lifetime memory of Addis and around! Full profile Leave a Review