We were in Addis for a stopover. We did the tour and found that this is the best and maybe the only way to get to know the city. Addis is a very interesting city but I do not recommend that you try to walk out on your own because it can be dangerous. The guide is extremely knowledgeable and prepared to give tourists all the information to understand this country in the most diverse aspects. The van picked us up at the hotel at a fixed time and we were extremely pleased with the day and with the locals we met. Highly recommend.