Maps & Activities


Maps & Activities

The graceful invitation to the waiting adventures

Attractively inviting amongst the purging water and the seductively curved river banks cliffs start here below Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) the alluring options for the continued hiking adventures. With a river character of beach curved rocks in harmonious wave formations where the children play, and the laundry dries on the inviting soft and clean, polished rock bed, this place is an appealing beauty to appreciate already the first steps on the bridge below Entoto Kidane Mehret.


Shero Meda (Shiromeda) Community.
Accommodation and Food Services
The nearest location to the guest house, hotel, restaurants and amenities for tourism and dining is the Shero Meda (Shiromeda) community. However, this central community and central station are quite extensive, and its possibilities for accommodation include an extent both clearly south, and north of the indication on this map and satellite image.

Guest Houses, Hotels and Restaurants.
Continuing up to the mountain massif and Entoto Natural Park, this offers an exclusive selection of accommodations. As the area is in progress, it is an excellent opportunity for restaurants, cafes in Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) and even hotels up to some mile north of Shero Meda's (Shiromeda) centre.


Entoto Kidane Mehret Church and Community

The choice of Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) as a central base for further exploration of the Park is natural because both municipal buses and taxis regularly have this place as the final location. The buses and taxis are very frequently coming to Entoto Kidane Mehret before they again turn downhill and soon arrives in the Shero Meda (Shiromeda) station and society and further the more central part of the Capital.

Clear and Pleasant Hiking Trails

The southern hillside of Entoto's rising shoulder is here apparent and from this site (22) with the gully and its valley just beneath Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) the mountain dominating very close. This ancient highland mountain with its secret high plateau of real old serenity lure here intriguingly where it towers in full contact on the opposite side of Entoto Kidane Mehret and its, seductive polished rock-gully bottom (22). The mountain's mighty hillside is initiating here the first steps of Entoto's threshold and rises majestically over the southern slope. In profound veneration of reverence, it appears to any visitors as it towers above to relatively high altitude. Caution is, therefore, an essential foundation for preparation because the mountain's rise is quite demanding for visitors with otherwise healthy activities from lowland experience.


Map for picnics and the first steps of Entoto's threshold.


Detailed Description of the Area
Shops for Picnics and Adventures.
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). For those who are very early in the hours of dawn, there is a small shop also at the beginning of the Juniper forest, just next to the health spring with its associated buildings  (31).

5. The Concealed Path of Kidane Mehret.
The hidden path between the sanctuary and the gorge runs attractively hidden behind Entoto Kidane Mehret  (32) in a concealed curve below its wall and passing through a small part of the village before the path  (5) opens along a deep ravine and finishing with downhill towards a traditional bridge. 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). 



Towards the Fresh Well-Fragrance of Highland

 Despite this somewhat harsh highland air the hiking is entirely captivating and comfortable but require regular rest but also the very essential to drink regularly and this from the brought-with and robust water bottle. However, here underneath in the valley and just after the handcrafted bridge rises the mountain's slope towards Entoto's high plateau continuously upwards towards secret places of pure serenity and this often with views of breathtakingly beautiful heights. Well fragrant and aesthetically unforgettably alluring are these paths from Entoto Kidane Mehret's valley bottom (gully 22) and the river (35) where they rise towards breathtakingly sublime heights of aesthetically unforgettable dream paths.

The Rising Shoulder of Entoto's Massif

Here the trails follow a clear direction up to Entoto's high plateau and furthermore including all of these exciting and surprisingly attractive paths along the eastern slope of the river bank; they are very easy to follow in the landscape. This visible clarity in the appearance and selection of trails is apparent here thanks to the attractive overview of the sculptural introduction towards this very family-friendly gorge.

A  Guiding Canyon Deliver Path Assistance

The open and pleasant contact with the lush hillside of these riverbanks towards the river (35) and its mysterious twilight cleft is here apparent and an excellent place for the well-equipped family to appreciate unforgettably thrilling adventures but also the most pleasant magical mountain views where cosy picnics places offer an utterly captivating nature.


Activities and Recreation

Activities and Recreation

  • The possibilities for activities are very extensive, but in the centre stands the unique nature that through the dramatic terrain clearly offers a wide range of activities.

  • Regarding events for the physically active and sporty, there are limitations in that the area is a bit difficult in the vast and dramatic landscape.

  • Learning about this vast area and its possibilities often require more time than the active can boast, and therefore map and certain points can offer an immediate way to find highlights within half an hour's walk from Entoto Kidane Mehret. 

  • For those who want to get a lot of pleasures without demanding efforts of any mountain hike offers here the opportunity instead to choose the public transport (taxi). By this regular taxi, the route offers easy transportation along the mountain's side that reaches to the vast high plateau that extends around Entoto Maryam and its society.
  • Entoto Maryam is here the location for the old Capita where both museums and historic buildings are offered with unique architecture and with an excellent opportunity for leisurely walks. In every direction, this place is charmingly convenient, with traditional buildings at this historic mountain crest and mountain plateau with its former location as the Capital.

  • The sights and activities described with a starting point from Entoto Kidane Mehret with its quite challenging hiking will at Entoto Maryam offer a very different terrain. A high plateau of the gentle undulated landscape is here evident, and accessible trails are here presented where a terrain vehicle can provide reasonably close contact with the unique sights and activities described in most of the earlier hiking trails from Entoto Kidane Mehret.


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Entoto Park (Z)

Entoto mountain's highland includes now invitingly magnificent culture centre and activities that constitute the new Entoto Park (Z). This grandiose adventurous centre high above the Capital form the amazing mountain-dwelling for the whole family's interest in comforting high-spirited culture.

Thus, the historical and captivating alluring Entoto mountain massif includes the newly inaugurated Entoto Park (Z), inviting the entire family's expectations to spend time in the pleasant leisure with gardens, art or just exploring many highly inspiring activities.  Here, the landscape's high drama constitutes the adventure's core to be incredibly close with breathtaking miles of mountain ranges and dagger-deep ravines. 



  • The Capital is immediate here but still surprisingly remote through the site's elevated rocky ledge.  This combination of contrast with the Capital and its high mountain park is genuinely something unique globally. Thus, this mountain Park provided the highly inspiring views of altitude and cultural refinement with an attraction of a magnitude to a world centre for culture, activities and research within natural sciences.

Culture, Adventure and Activities of Seductively Cosy Mountain Palaces. 

In many respects, relaxing activities within Entoto Park (Z) capture the family's real need for dramatic adventures. Yet, this Park is a golden gateway, intriguing and alluring, stimulating to explore the Ethiopian Highland's unknown wilderness. Thus this majestic view of Entoto's mountain massif's original nature, allure with its proximity to the secrets of nature's phenomenon and here delivers this unique opportunity to explore. Concealed within the foundation of the world's ground pillars fulfils the essential purpose of creating an eager will for learning, thanks to the Park's closeness to natural science.  Thus, it delivers a captivating understanding for the family about creating natural and healthy water and other vital biological processes with their scientific background. However, this nature's scientific context is crucial to intellectual processes that form the basis for civilizations' development.


Water: There must be water available all year round. Most of the brooks dry out sometime during a year. There are, however, a few springs within the Park area, providing water for all seasons. Rain Season: There are two rainy seasons per year, the small rains from March to May and the big rains from July to September. The highest rainfall intensity occurs in July and August (Demissew 1988).


Adventure History
"Entoto's climate during the rainy season was moreover far from pleasant, for it suffered from many storms. A French traveller, Jules Borelli, states that it was a place of much lightning, thunder and fog, while his compatriot, Charles Michel remarked that, ''exposed to the wind, difficult of access, and without drinking water'' (Ibid, p.103).

Photographs
These photos of water-filled streams and cascading waterfalls are all shot just above Bees' Cliff (14) at Entoto's southern highland plateau - from early October to the beginning of November. It has at the time for all of these active water sports photographs passed about one to two months since the long rain season ended.

Seasons for Swimming or Hiking

 Despite the period passed from these photos opportunities and the previous rains are over a month, it is still a great asset of bath and fresh spring water flow on the higher ground of Entoto. But maybe for those some hilarious adventures, it would have been even more suitable if they had occurred a month earlier and thus offered an even more pleasant spontaneous bath activities.

𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲

An excellent and cosy invitation to gain an initial practical view of underground reservoirs, water technologies and comfortable little walk is obtained just to the right of the bridge (22) at Entoto Kidane Mehret (1). This place also offers an ideal little excursion for the young family on picnics where an open grass pitch offering all kinds of games can be enjoyed, which is breathtaking right beneath the start of the mountain.  The Italian construction (19) at the site which is nevertheless hidden here underground but at the same time alluring for exploration.


𝟏𝟗. 𝐈𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐫. 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.




Detailed Description of the Area
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬 (𝟏𝟗).
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.

Mysterious High-Tech Mountain Water.
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.


Picnic care for the family (19)

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 requirement's. 

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. 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).

Clear and Pleasant Hiking Trails

The southern hillside of Entoto's rising shoulder is here apparent and from this site (22) with the gully and its valley just beneath Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) the mountain dominating very close. This ancient highland mountain with its secret high plateau of real old serenity lure here intriguingly where it towers in full contact on the opposite side of Entoto Kidane Mehret and its, seductive polished rock-gully bottom (22).

Profound Veneration for the Majestic Mountain.
The mountain's mighty hillside is initiating here the first steps of Entoto's threshold and rises majestically over the southern slope. In profound veneration of reverence, it appears to any visitors as it towers above to relatively high altitude. Caution is, therefore, an essential foundation for preparation because the mountain's rise is quite demanding for visitors with otherwise healthy activities from lowland experience.


Map description of  Entoto Kidane Mehret's valley [A]


Detailed map & trail description of point (37) 
𝐓𝐡𝐞 E𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 V𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐭 [A].
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 choices. Within this inviting valley [A] of path-ways and bridge crossing (22), this enticingly cosy and inspiring gully attracts for waiting in expectation or enticing exploration.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 (𝟐𝟐), map square [A].
The valley crossing of Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) constitutes by a bridge (22) some steps downhill of the sanctuary (32) and further invites a gentle walk to the place for 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 to hike towards the high plateau by first passing point (37) just a few steps within the map square [A].



𝟐𝟐. 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐁𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐦 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.


Towards the Fresh Well-Fragrance of Highland

Despite this somewhat harsh highland air the hiking is entirely captivating and comfortable but require regular rest but also the very essential to drink regularly and this from the brought-with and robust water bottle. However, here underneath in the valley and just after the handcrafted bridge rises the mountain's slope towards Entoto's high plateau continuously upwards towards secret places of pure serenity and this often with views of breathtakingly beautiful heights.

Well fragrant and aesthetically unforgettably alluring are these paths from Entoto Kidane Mehret's valley bottom (gully 22) and the river (35) where they rise towards breathtakingly sublime heights of aesthetically unforgettable dream paths.

The Rising Shoulder of Entoto's Massif

Here the trails follow a clear direction up to Entoto's high plateau and furthermore including all of these exciting and surprisingly attractive paths along the eastern slope of the river bank; they are very easy to follow in the landscape. This visible clarity in the appearance and selection of trails is apparent here thanks to the attractive overview of the sculptural introduction towards this very family-friendly gorge.

 A  Guiding Canyon Deliver Path Assistance

The open and pleasant contact with the lush hillside of these riverbanks towards the river (35) and its mysterious twilight cleft is here apparent and an excellent place for the well-equipped family to appreciate unforgettably thrilling adventures but also the most pleasant magical mountain views where cosy picnics places offer an utterly captivating nature.


35. Season Limited Creek Hiking 

This dry creek bed hiking can be an exhilarating experience where the shadows fall mysterious in pesky creatures from the past and concealed cliff space just waiting for the action in a somewhat overwhelming flow of impressions. Observe, the hiking directly in the dry brook bed is only possible if it has elapsed some months since the last rainy season but then offers adventure experiences that are unique to those who may have the courage to surprise a pleasant strenuous Hyena.

The close encounter with wild Hyena

By echoes from the past becomes the hiking here an exciting and mysterious experience that appears to trigger forgotten abilities who have been genetically dormant sleeping since many profoundly ancient times. Especially startling here is, therefore, the location of this place the tributary (36), which invites to a careful study of Hyenas that greatly appreciate the site's freshness and natural wealth.

Harmonic Currents Along the River

Since all streams around Entoto run-up within a short distance to the highest part of the plateau, there is no risk of being surprised by a far and accumulated sudden river flow from an unknown range. There is also no known weakness in the deep rock pools that could constitute a magazine water mass just waiting to break through a weak point in the cliff bottom.

However, be careful and expect even the worse type of scenario, because the animals are wild and even the most solid rock will break if the bad luck together with very rare and significant earthquake would be coincident.

14. **Enchanting Lush Attractions Above the Abyss

 Bees' Cliff constitutes a hidden, unknown void, which can become a real danger and, further, does not allow direct, easy proximity from either the east or the west side of the gorge's slopes. These precipitous cliff sides are so seriously too steep that all visual contacts towards the bottom of the abyss are impossible. In all their nature, of a multi-dimensional, graceful beauty is nevertheless, a false invitation of safety delivered. Through this deceiving natural trickery, the eastern canyon's slope gives an impression of invitingly lush beauty but yet a treacherous one with a fertile green breathtaking threshold, well hiding a shocking void.

Safety Preparations & Unique Adventures

Qualifications and care are necessary as the hiking trails are either unusually varied or dramatic in their diversity propagation up to Entoto's high plateau. Depending on the possible risk of injury, fatigue or heart fragility, should not any concealed walk in the dry creek bed be done without company, but at least one more person requires in this type of concealed seasonal hiking. At least two litres of water per person in unbreakable bottles is a minimum for these Highlands adventures to Bees' Cliff.


 Entoto Park (Z)  Information & Facilities.
The New Facilities of Entoto Park (Z).

The facilities of Entoto Park (Z) are located just below the Entoto Maryam (43).  However, the freshly made Entoto Park is in its first phase of organizational development and challenging to give personal service time.  Despite this, there are probably conditions for direct contact with restaurants at this newly inaugurated Entoto Park (Z). These newly built facilities should inform the regulations for special open hours of this very modern and extended center for Entertainment, Culture, Art, Sport Activities and Breathtaking Highlands View of Nature and Mountain. 

Entoto Natural Park (Nursery)
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Entoto Park (Z)
Main Entrance
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Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) Information & Facilities.
Entoto Kidane Mehret (1)

45. Beka Freda Ranch
Horseback riding service
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The Entrances of Entoto Natural Park

here is a specific selection of entrances to the different areas of the Park, with their unique nature types, and their purpose is to promote the visitors' interests and enjoyment. These specific enticing choices here include both very relaxing activities but also more wild or cultural. This extensive selection is essential and follows both the family's and nature's way of expressing a desire for health through attractive diversity.

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