Lion Zoo Park, Addis Ababa

Lion Zoo Park, Addis Ababa (must see)

Lion Zoo Park was founded in 1948 and is a small zoo in Addis Ababa. Before the park was opened, some lions were hunted in Ethiopia and donated to the Emperor Haile Selassie. The lions lived at the Palace. Later they decided to keep the animals in Lion Park. The few lions that you will see there are rare species: Leopantels Abyssinica. There are also other Ethiopian animals at the zoo such as tortoises, monkeys, baboons, ducks, rabbits and fish.

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Lion Zoo Park on Map

Sight Name: Lion Zoo Park
Sight Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Create Your Own Walk in Addis Ababa

Create Your Own Walk in Addis Ababa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Addis Ababa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Sights Walking Tour in Addis Ababa

Religious Sights Walking Tour in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia is mainly a Christian country. However, there are many other religions of the world there as the country has many ethnic groups. Addis Ababa boasts very beautiful and old, Christian cathedrals and churches. There are also Catholic churches and mosques in the city. This self-guided tour will lead you to the great religious sights of Addis Ababa.

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.5 Km or 5.9 Miles
Addis Ababa Introduction Walk

Addis Ababa Introduction Walk

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is the country’s commercial and cultural hub, hosting a number of historic landmarks: monuments, squares, palaces and more. Among them the ones dedicated to the local Emperor Menelek and those commemorating the country's last, 20th-century emperor Haile Selassie. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the top attractions of Addis Ababa.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
North of Addis Ababa Walking Tour

North of Addis Ababa Walking Tour

Some remarkable landmarks of Addis Ababa can be found in the north part of the city. There are monuments, beautiful buildings and the zoo where you can see lions walking. This self-guided tour will lead you through these attractions in the north of Addis Ababa.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles