Axum is more than just ancient ruins and churches, Axum has a feeling of a small rural town with heart and friendliness. The town is magical in our opinion.
Hotel accommodation in and around Axum can best be described as 3 star, but on saying that the beds and the rooms are clean. Remember that is is a historical destination and not a luxury safari destination. To be honest, you will only be in your room when it is time to sleep, the rest of your time you will be sight seeing and eating out.
Getting to and from Axum is best done via aircraft from any of the surrounding tourist destinations including Addis Ababa. The town is too far North for one to travel realistically here by vehicle from Addis Ababa. From Addis Ababa, the road journey will take you at least two full days whereas a flight is only about 80 minutes.
Getting around the town other than in your guided vehicle is best done either on foot (Axum is very safe) or by Bajaji (those blue, three wheeler motorised rickshaws).
All photographs below have been taken by us here at Uyaphi.com with the sole purpose of showcasing the Axum from a scenic point of view.