There are several places to go and have a swim, fruit juice and spend time winding down after a long adventurous trip. The Ghion Hotel is set in beautiful grounds; the gardens are worth walking around and offer some of the best bird watching in the city. The hotel has a large swimming pool with changing rooms and poolside bar/cafe offering the usual great service.
Both the Addis Ababa Sheraton and the Addis Ababa Hilton have lovely swimming pools. The Hilton also has a jacuzzi and sauna, which are very enjoyable and relaxing.
Geographically Ethiopia is stunning. The landscape is dominated by the dramatic Ethiopian Highlands with peaks of 4000m or higher. The country is bisected by the Rift Valley, which starts at the Red Sea, to the North East, and continues south to Mozambique in southern Africa.