Mekele is in the Tigrayan Highlands in Ethiopia. It is the capital of the Tigray region and has a population of 200,000.

6 things to do

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Atse Yohannis Hotel

One of the classic "Western" hotels in town. They have a huge selection of good food which is surprisingly cheap.

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Axum Hotel

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Abreha Castel Hotel

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About Mekele

Mekele (or the smaller towns of Wukro and Hawzien to the north) can be used as a base to explore the many rock-hewn churches scattered across the stunning high-desert landscape of northern Tigray. The churches are as rewarding to visit as they are (often) difficult to reach. Abuna Yemata Guh is a particular highlight, although not recommended for those without a head for heights. The tourist office in Wukro can help to arrange guides and transport.


Source: wikivoyage