A Great Resort In The Addis and Surroundings Region

YaYa Africa Athletics Village, Addis Ababa

YaYa Africa Athletics Village, Addis Ababa Offers:

Lodging Type: Resort

Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes

Facilities: Business / Conference Facilities, Fitness Centre, Forex desk, Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Medical - Clinic, Showers - 24hr hot water, Spa, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, TV - Satellite, Yoga


  • Horse riding
  • City tours
  • Religious sites
  • Geographical sites
  • Museums
  • Markets

Price range:

  • 50-149 USD

About YaYa Africa Athletics Village, Addis Ababa

Haile Gebrselassie is arguably the best runner Ethiopia has ever produced – and that’s quite a feat! With two Olympic gold medals, four World Championship titles and too many marathon wins to count, Haile has broken national and international records time and time again. Now President of Ethiopian Athletics, the champion is focusing on promoting his country through his collection of luxury resorts.

Established in 2010 as a place where athletes can train, Yaya Africa Athletics Village is 2,700m above sea level, an ideal altitude for marathon runners and sports people to train. 10km from Addis, the hotel is also easily accessible from the capital city. While the hotel was intended for professional athletes, it also welcomes interested tourists and travellers.

The 40 en-suite rooms are equipped with the necessary amenities. The cottage restaurant and bar serve Ethiopian cuisine, and pizzas, pasta, burgers and soups. The hotel also has a meeting and conference centre, and banking services.

As might be expected, the running track is of international standard. There are also Olympic playing fields, including football, handball, volleyball, and a swimming pool. Coaches are on site for professional training. The gym has state-of-the-art equipment, and the spa offers sports massage therapy. Other activities include horse riding, and visits to the Sululta Plain, Gulele Botanical Garden and Mt Entoto.

Highlights Near YaYa Africa Athletics Village, Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa has an interesting collection of museums, covering its history, politics, archaeological findings, and more. While none of them have modern interactive displays, their collections and exhibits are impressive if a little dusty. The National Museum of Ethiopia has a collection of exhibitions mostly dedicated to ancient history. Lucy, ...

This unique, individual and insular branch of the Christian Church is widely respected all over the country, and has several awe-inspiring monuments in the city of Addis Ababa. The Holy Trinity Cathedral, also known as Kidist Selassie and as Menbere Tsebaot, is the highest-ranking religious site in Addis. Large and ...

Addis Ababa has a number of dining options that are well worth trying. The traditional restaurants, many of which have cultural shows and Ethiopian dancing, offer the famed Ethiopian cuisine. There’s also a host of Italian restaurants that hark back to the time of the Italian occupation. More ...

Addis boasts an interesting range of things to buy. Traditionally it was known for silver jewellery, woven scarves, religious icons, coffee, crafts and curios – and these are all still available and good value today. However, in the last few years, local designers have burst onto the scene with a ...

While Addis Ababa is at a high altitude, situated at an altitude of nearly 2,400m, it’s actually in a bowl surrounded by mountains of even higher altitudes. Many of the surrounding mountains are over 3,000m, and several of the viewpoints on the peaks are well worth a visit. ...

There are a surprising number of sites within an easy drive of Addis of historical, geographical or visual interest that can be visited as day-trips while staying in the city. There are also a few nearby towns that are popular with residents of Addis for weekends away from the city. ...