About Mek'ele, Ethiopia
Mek'ele (also written Mekelle, Mekele or also Makale) is located in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia to the north of Addis Ababa, the capital city. Mekelle is an important city serving as the economic, political and cultural center of the northern region of Ethiopia. Mekelle city is a detination of choice for travelers seeking to explore rich royal history, desert landscape and scenic churches.
Best Hotels in Mekelle
There are many nice hotels in Mek'ele. The accommodation varies from guest houses to budget friendly hotels in Mekelle.
Some of the best hotels Mekelle has to offer include the four star Planet Hotel and The Yordanos Hotel. Hiriti Gebreselassie Pension is another good hotel in Mek'ele that is offered at the best price on Jumia Travel.
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Things to do in Mekele
From almost anywhere in the town you can spot the iconic monument celebrating the struggle of Mek'ele to resist the rule of the Derg. Apart from the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front Monument, there is also the palace of King Yohannes IV which also doubles up as a museum. The palace houses the royal memorabilia and artifacts.
The churches such as Mek'ele Iyesus Bete Kristiyan, Mek'ele Maryam Bete Kristiyan and Mek'ele Bete Mengist are worth visiting too.
Transportation in Mekelle
You can fly into the Alula Aba Nega Airport also referred to as Mekele Airport. The airport serves domestic flights to the city. From Aksum, there are buses and shared taxis going to Mekele. Within the city, you can take a Bajaj motor rickshaw around.