Food Tour of Addis Ababa 6 hours

  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Eco Aware
  • Book now pay later*

On this Addis Ababa food tour you will:

  • Visit Merkato or Shola market
  • Taste delicious local food at carefully selected restaurants
  • Take part in preparation of traditional Ethiopian food at a local home
  • Learn traditional coffee ceremony and how to make injera
  • Ideal for a limited time spent in Addis such as stopover
  • Possible morning, afternoon and evening dedicated tour

On this culinary tour First visit either Merkato or Shola market. Next go to three different traditional restaurants in Addis Ababa and taste different types of traditional food (included in price) while getting to know the culture of Ethiopia. You can also get involved in the preparation and making of Ethiopian food (i.e. baking of enjera and traditional coffee ceremony at a local home) but if you are taking this activity, you will have to skip going to one of the restaurants.

If your program is inclusive of  dinner, you will get a chance to see traditional dancing ceremony at Dessanech Kitfo near the airport before your Addis Ababa food tour ends.

The tour is specially suitable for tourists who are in transit and who have limited amount of time to spend in Addis. All of this is inclusive of airport transfers only before and after you finished your sightseeing.

Start time can be adjusted to your arrival/ departure times.

What's included

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


  • Arrival and departure airport/ hotel transfers (depending on the time of your arrival/departure the price may increase)
  • Transportation according to the chosen level
  • Petrol
  • English speaking driver/ guide
  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Evening meal/ dinner DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Private high standard transportation DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Public high standard transportation DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Cold drinks
  • Travel & personal accident insurance
  • Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc
  • Photographing fees
  • International flights and taxes
  • Internal (domestic) flights (other than included in the itinerary)
  • Visas
  • Evening meal/ dinner DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED


Available in

(Other languages possible on request)

Available for

Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Addis Ababa , Ethiopia

Pick up times available: 9:00, 12:00

Pick up location: Your hotel, Bole International Airport or Taitu Hotel - your choice

Ends at: Your hotel, Bole International Airport or Taitu Hotel - your choice

Nearest airport: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)

We are Eco Aware:

  • Eco-friendly meals
    Eco-friendly meals
    Meal(s) in restaurant or snack(s) that is produced using locally sourced products, saving energy, recycling, biodegradable cleaning products, saving water resources etc.
  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 11 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-10 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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Overall rating:


2 September 2018

Our tour was really a great experience. We tried multiple local fresh dishes. Visiting the buchers district was definitely something I won’t easily forget but despite initial worry, the freshly prepared dish there was equally amazing. Emmanuel invited us to his house where his family prepared a meal and coffee from scratch - we left with plenty of great memories and full bellies! Definitely recommend.

5 January 2018

Being in Addis for a conference I took the occasion to make a day tour of the city. To make it short: My tour with with Afro Ethiopia was great!! My guide, Meki, was wonderful. She was nice, passionate about her job and knew everything about the history, culture and traditions of the country and the city. The tour was a real immersion into Addis and I enjoyed it a lot. So, if you come to Ethiopia make sure to take a tour with Afro Ethiopia and Meki.

5 January 2018

Tedi was a more than a guide, more like a very knowledgeable host. He took into account our food preferences and added a lot about Addis itself and did not rush us and certainly knew his way around. We also appreciate our contact from the company Meklit Dedebe who was very flexible taking into account two flight delays that must have caused some inconvenience for her. She was also an excellent host in inducting us in local eating customs at the beautiful Dessalech Kitfo & Cultural Music Hall. Thank you so much for a full experience of Addis.

2 May 2018

This was out first visit to Addis Ababa. The city is very busy but with the great service from Meklit, we were given a great tour of the city. In particular we asked for a food tour in Addis Ababa e she perfectly guided us into merkato and other many local restaurant! She also hosted us in her home to make us tried the best injera in all the city! ( her mom's one). Great experience, We will never forget!

from $55 per person