Enjoy panoramic view
of Addis Ababa


Save to list
Review Photos Comments Contacts

Why locals love it

Mount Entoto is the best spot to enjoy the great scenery of Addis Ababa. Mount Entoto is also where two of the oldest Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Churches are found at - St. Raguel (Elias) and St. Mary of Entoto. Hiking in the eucalyptus tree forest is a great experience

Why you should visit it

Entoto, with its 3,200 meters elevation above sea level, makes Addis Ababa the highest capital city in Africa. At Mount Entoto visitors can visit the historical churches of St. Mary (with its rich museum), the palace of Emperor Menelik II, and St. Raguel church which is famous for its about 140 years hand painted wall and ceiling religious painting

Special tip

Experience how life is hard for wood carrier women by trying and helping to carry the

Have a comment or question?

Photo author: Author:
Source URL: URL:


Entoto Natural Park
November 28, 2019
Entoto Natural Park
November 28, 2019
Entoto Natural Park
November 28, 2019
Entoto Natural Park
November 28, 2019
๐๐ข๐œ๐ง๐ข๐œ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐…๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ The most beautiful and versatile nature and fascinating places which also are reachable within charming simplicity are often the very primary for family picnics but can often be challenging to accomplish within the convenience of the whole family's interest. Due to weather conditions, duties and family members' interest of comfort and alluring entertainment, will this require some very unique and beautiful characters of the picnic's requirements. While this site (19) offers this required, convenient and exciting beauty and the fact that the tempests usually follow a bound rhythm, its experience in beautiful, cosy daily hours can be both an appealing and irresistible occurrence, provided a conscious behaviour to return the short distance to Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) in time before the next thunderstorm. https://goo.gl/maps/h1s9Hvz5cCE1K6TEA The most necessary for the Park's experience and picnics as well as candy shop (2) is across the bus stop from the community (1). ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐…๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—) During the regular rain season, it,s therefore appropriate to enjoy the pleasant and sunny day hours by enjoying the beautifully undulated promenade within a delightful valley and its enchantingly sculptural glen. To reach the site of the Italian built spring water facility (19) is within these requirements and therefore an excellent choice for just the most of activities and nature interest. Entoto Kidane Mehret's inhabitants are bringing their household water from this source, and therefore, the company is apparent by playing children and people who are fetching quantities of water to their homes. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—. ๐ˆ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐จ๐ข๐ซ. During the occupation, the Italians established a big reservoir to provide the capital with water. Nowadays, this mountain reservoir (underground water technology) has lost some of its importance in favour of bigger catchment dams. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. ๐•๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ near Entoto Kidane Mehret Church, beautiful scenery with a brook passing by. This brook (35) is in many ways characterizing the views to the dramatic landscape and cliff formations of the uphill trails and is an excellent assistant for orientation for the most hiking paths up to the high plateau. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ซ๐ข๐๐ ๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ) The valley of Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) constitutes the bridge crossing just some steps downhill of the sanctuary (32) and further invites a gentle walk to the place for family picnic and games at the Italian reservoir (19), located just to the right by a gentle undulated and charmingly curved path. The bridge crossing here (22) is also the natural path for those who want a more dramatic hike towards the high plateau by first passing point (37) just a few steps upward on the left side. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ญ๐จ ๐Š๐ข๐๐š๐ง๐ž ๐Œ๐ž๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐ญ Here are the full experiences of the ravine above this river in its captivating formations and complete contact. With this dramatically graceful and sculptural valley just below Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) this place constitutes a crossroad for many very completely enchanting choices. Within this open gully (22) of paths ways and bridge crossing, this enticingly cosy and inspiring ravine attracts for waiting in pleasure, to not risk losing its beauty but in spiritually sense to remain in harmony and fully ingulf its full beauty of sculptural shape and its feeling of just waiting for premonition adventures. ๐‚๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐‡๐ข๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ This place forms the southern slope of Entoto's rising shoulder, and from this bridge crossing just below with its choices of crossroads with paths, the beginning is revealed of a real mountainside. With this, the first careful invitation to a flavour of wilderness is given but yet with a mysterious feeling of an unknown grandeur, still only waiting to be revealed, and this of nothing less than hidden places with an untouched mountain nature and its overwhelming grandiose impressions. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ–. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ˆ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐…๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ก This Italian fortification (38), (historical remain) is very close to the actual path upwards and the just above lying farmhouse (39). Just here, little downhill the farmhouse area the pipeline connects to the reservoir and underground installation from Mussolini's troops. It is an interesting and short deviation from the path to visit this place and also beautiful. **๐€ ๐“๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐๐š๐ญ๐ก ๐„๐ฑ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‘๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ˆ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง While this is an old Italian fortification (38), all kinds of bath demand first to be preceded by a must include thorough bottom and wall examination to ensure regarding the safety conditions of the reservoir where both larger stones and iron objects could pose a severe injury hazard. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐ง๐ข๐œ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ซ๐š ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ From this high viewpoint (16) provides resting places for picnics in social tranquillity and contemplation about the unique nature, which is facilitated quickly by the high point of view, even over the mist-veiled Capital far below the southern slopes. Much closer the farmhouse is reminded and not far below even the chanting walls of Entoto Kidane Mehret Church (32). https://goo.gl/maps/h1s9Hvz5cCE1K6TEA ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’. ๐€ ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐•๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ This plateau just above Bees' Cliff is a magnificently beautiful place with a great panorama view over the stream and many characters in the landscape. When the scene turns south, the abyss Bees' Cliff (14), the ravine is very close, where the river's further gorge meandering (35) becomes intuitively felt through the profound cooling airflow rising from the unknown abyss below the field of view. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ฌ ๐“๐จ ๐๐ž๐ž๐ฌ' ๐‚๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ The different choice of ways to these natural pools just above Bees' Cliff (14) follows those previously described from point (37). Thus, there are several very different of paths choices just uphill from point (38) but also becomes enriched by a more thorough, independent, acquaintance with the full south-eastern to north-western eroded soil road (41) located just above points (14 - 16). ๐€ ๐“๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฆ๐จ๐ข๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐จ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ However, the plateau location is high above any instant protection by the community's facilities of taxis, bus station and shops from the quaint ledge town (1) and Entoto Kidane Mehret Church (32). Due to this harsh reality, some reservations are required for the season time when this high plateau is appropriate for visits as well as when the site needs extra caution. ๐Ž๐›๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ž, ๐Ž๐ง๐ž ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐ฒ ๐‘๐š๐ข๐ง ๐’๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ There are two rainy seasons per year, the small rain season from March to May and the significant rains from July to September. The highest rainfall intensity occurs in July and August (Demissew 1988). During the relatively long rainy season, this place may appear scary, as the water flows are high and intertwined with rapidly sudden thunderstorms where only a powerful terrain vehicle would give protection. ๐’๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐–๐จ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ญ๐ž While this site offers an exhilarating beauty and the fact that the storms usually follow a bound rhythm, its experience in beautiful, cosy daily hours can be both an exciting and irresistible occurrence, provided a conscious behaviour to return in time before the next thunderstorm. ๐€ ๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฒ At the end of the rain season in September - October, the high plateau turns into a place of deep attraction where streams and waterfall begin to stabilise, and in October - November, a gentle, romantic flow of ideal conditions becomes evident.
Entoto Natural Park
November 28, 2019

Load more

  • Entoto

    Entoto, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Addis Ababa
  • Currently Open
    Mo-Su: 08:30-17:30
    Mo-Su: Open 24 hours

Popular Tours & Tips in Addis Ababa

Sight in Addis Ababa
19 Sights
Restaurant in Addis Ababa
8 Restaurants
Cafe in Addis Ababa
2 Cafes
Bar in Addis Ababa
Add a Bar
Shop in Addis Ababa
5 Shops
Tour in Addis Ababa
Add a Tour
Live tips.
In your pocket.
Locals' favourite cafes, restaurants, bars and sights in your mobile. 100% offline.