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Welcome! Shire is a perfect option for more independently-minded travelers who like to venture away from the normal tourist path. During your stay, set aside a few days to investigate the region's picturesque mountains, valleys and tablelands.

Shire is located some 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Addis Ababa, the national capital.

Independent travelers can use Shire as a base for further adventures. Ethiopia is home to many cultural and natural attractions.

For a budget-friendly, outdoor experience that will interest the entire family, take the time to visit the region's fascinating open-air exhibits.

Broaden your horizons and book one of the wildlife safaris and wildlife spotting tours. There are plenty on offer in and around Ethiopia.

Sampling local food is often about more than just sustenance. It is also a way of understanding places and people's lives. Two of the region's favourite ingredients are niter kibbeh (clarified butter and ginger) and ayibe (cottage cheese). Order some popular menu items like gored gored (raw beef) and himbasha (bread). Those who can still find room for a little more, can try popcorn, a great way to complete your Ethiopia culinary adventure. You may see locals and tourists alike ordering lifter tella; it's among the most typical drinks in Ethiopia. Have a sample of one of the most common beverages in the region, namely Ambo mineral water.

If you plan on arriving and departing by air, take into account that the nearest major airport is Bole International Airport, 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the north of Shire.

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