Addis Ababa is known as the capital of Africa due to it hosting the headquarters of the African Union, of which all but 1 country in Africa is a part of. If you need a visa for any country in Eastern Africa, or any country in Africa for that matter, you should come here. It is home to the largest market in Africa, has gorgeous churches, cathedrals, and mosques to see, and incredible nightlife (there is salsa in Addis Ababa!). You can also find the museum that houses the oldest humanoid in the world, Lucy. Addis Ababa is one of my favorite places to live while living overseas, it has a perfect combination of safety and great people.