Besides driving your own car through Addis Ababa, there other means of transportation. There are plenty of taxi’s, but they are bloody expensive. A drive of 15 minutes to the airport and they charge 350 ETB (15 euro’s). Taxi’s in New York are less expensive!
The other option are the mini-taxi’s. They charge only a few birr. But how to find out which mini-taxi will take you to the place you need to be? On Twitter I came across a map for mini-taxi’s in Addis Abeba. Unfortunately, the resolution is very low. It has been designed by W. Wigerske & N. Salamanek, if I distinguish there names right.
Because I have guests who like to explore the city by local transport, I re-designed the map. It can be downloaded here:
The distances between the mini-taxi stops are not in relation with the actual distances. Therefor, another detailed map of Addis Ababa might be helpful:
This map has been put together with screen-shots from the OpenStreetMap site. For Addis Abeba, it’s more detailed compared to Google maps.
If you have any comments on the mini-taxi map or if you would like to receive the original files, let me know.