Meskel Festival Express Tour in Addis – 4 Days

  • 4 Days
  • Max Guests : 30
  • Difficulty : 9/10
  • Solitude Lv : 9/10


This express tour offers a concentrated experience of Meskel Festival in Addis Ababa, allowing you to witness the cultural richness and religious significance of this vibrant celebration within a shorter timeframe. Note that festival dates may vary, so it’s crucial to plan according to the specific timing of Meskel during your visit.

  • Photography

What to Expect

  • Accommodation:
    • Book accommodation in advance, especially during the festival period.
  • Local Guide:
    • Engage a local guide to provide insights into the festival’s cultural significance.
  • Traditional Attire:
    • Consider wearing traditional Ethiopian attire for a more immersive experience.
  • Photography:
    • Capture the vibrant moments of the festival while respecting local customs.
  • Transportation:
    • Plan transportation, considering potential traffic during the festival.


ay 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa

  • Morning:
    • Arrival in Addis Ababa.
    • Check-in to your accommodation.
  • Afternoon:
    • Visit the National Museum of Ethiopia to explore historical artifacts.
    • Take a stroll in the city center.

Day 2: Meskel Eve Celebrations

  • Morning:
    • Learn about the Meskel Festival and its cultural importance from a local guide.
    • Visit Meskel Square and get a feel for the festival preparations.
  • Afternoon:
    • Explore local markets for traditional attire or souvenirs.
    • Experience the vibrant atmosphere as the city gears up for Meskel.

Day 3: Meskel Festival Day

  • Morning:
    • Attend the Meskel Festival procession leading to Meskel Square.
    • Witness the lighting of the Meskel bonfire.
  • Afternoon:
    • Participate in or observe traditional dances and cultural performances.
    • Engage with locals and share in the festive spirit.

Day 4: Addis Ababa Exploration and Departure

  • Morning:
    • Visit remaining cultural sites in Addis Ababa, such as Holy Trinity Cathedral.
  • Afternoon:
    • Optional free time for personal exploration or shopping.
    • Departure from Addis Ababa.

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