Maps & Activities


Maps & Activities

Entoto Kidane Mehret

Community (1) and Sanctuary (32) 

Entoto Kidane Mehret (1), as the base for the wild and adventurous hikes, falls naturally for many reasons; the most significant reason is the place's uniquely inviting cosiness and its views' varied and high drama of the landscape. The fact that taxis and buses have this romantic sanctuary (32) as the end station at the mountain's base makes this secluded and charming mountain town even more convenient besides its appealing attraction. Therefore, the buses and taxis frequently come to Entoto Kidane Mehret before they turn downhill towards Shero Meda. They soon arrive at the Shero Meda (Shiromeda) station and society and further the central part of the Capital. This northern outskirt of the Capital offers surprising topographical accessibility, both to the attractive settlement's traditional facilities and a gateway to the beauty of the actual mountain massif.


The Accommodation & Station 

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 pretty extensive. Its possibilities for accommodation include an extent both clearly south and north of the indication in the lower section of 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 progresses, it is an excellent opportunity for restaurants, cafes in Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) and even hotels some miles north of Shero Meda's (Shiromeda) centre.



The graceful invitation to the waiting adventures

Beneath Entoto Kidane Mehret (32), the first impression is enticing and surprising, in much due to the attractively inviting river dell that dominates with its bridge crossing (22) - [A] and constitutes here a gateway to this captivating Nature. Thus, this place is a welcoming initiation to real Nature and delivers a view of the mountain massif from a cosy atmosphere of purging water and the seductively curved river banks and cliffs [A]. 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 the first steps on the bridge below Entoto Kidane Mehret. Within the valley, [A] of Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) initiates attractive options for continued family picnics or paths towards challenging hiking adventures.

Entoto Maryam Church (43)

Entoto Maryam (43), the old Capital's central area, is located on this historical mountain's high table. Furthermore, the historical site of Entoto Maryam (43) rises just above Entoto Park [Z] and on the same mountain road. After passing all the fascinating facilities of Entoto Park [Z], Entoto Maryam (43) dominates just above and allures to a vast high plateau. Except for the historic and quaint mountain town with restaurants, this high ancient landmark site offers a mighty high table with excellent opportunities for romantic excursions among the village or delightful promenades in gentle terrain.

Adventure, Picnics, Hikes & Trails


Bees' Cliff 14 requires caution in the canyon but
 
assists by the wide map loop surrounding the
 gentle and fascinating 
points 36 and 41-42
Detailed Description of the Area


5. The Concealed Path of Kidane Mehret.
The hidden path between the sanctuary and the gorge runs attractively behind Entoto Kidane Mehret  (32) in a concealed curve below its wall and passes through a small part of the village before the path  (5) opens along a deep ravine and finishes with a downhill towards a traditional bridge. The bridge crossing here (22) is also the natural path for a more dramatic hike towards the high plateau by the first passing point (37). 

Shops and Facilities for Picnics and Adventures.
The most necessary for the Park's experience and picnics and candy shop is across the bus or taxi stop from the communities  (1)(43) and (Z). For those who are very early in the dawn hours, there is a small shop at the beginning of the Juniper forest, just next to the health spring with its associated buildings  (31). Restaurants and amenities at Entoto Kidane Mehret (1), Entoto Maryam (43) and Entoto Park (Z): Accommodation and Food Services




Clear and Pleasant Hiking Trails

The southern hillside of Entoto's rising shoulder is apparent at Entoto Kidane Mehret (32), and from the bridge crossing (22) - [A] with the gully and its valley [A], the view of the rising mountainside is very dominating. This ancient highland mountain with its remote high plateau of authentic old serenity lure here intriguingly. It towers in overwhelming contact on the opposite side of Entoto Kidane Mehret and its seductive polished river-dell. The mountain's mighty hillside initiates 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 a relatively high altitude. Caution is an essential foundation for preparation because the mountain's rise is quite demanding for visitors with otherwise healthy activities from the lowland experience.


Towards the Fresh Well-Fragrance of Highland

Despite this harsh highland air, the hiking is invitingly captivating and comfortable but requires regular rest and not forget to drink from the brought-with and rugged water bottle. However, here underneath in the valley [A] and just after the handcrafted bridge rises the mountain's slope towards Entoto's high plateau continuously upwards towards secret places of pure serenity, 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) shown in the map square [A] and the river (35) map circle (B), where they rise towards breathtakingly sublime heights of aesthetically unforgettable dream paths.

Activities and Recreation

Activities and Recreation

  • The possibilities for activities are extensive, but the unique Nature offers a wide range of activities through the dramatic terrain in the centre.

  • 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 requires more time than the active can boast. Therefore maps and specific points can offer a quick way to find highlights within half an hour's walk from Entoto Kidane Mehret (1). 

  • Those who want a lot of pleasure without demanding the efforts of any mountain hike offer the opportunity instead of choosing public transport (taxi). By this regular taxi, the route offers easy transportation along the mountain's side that reaches the vast high plateau that extends around Entoto Maryam (43) and its society.
  • Entoto Maryam (43) is the old Capital's location, with museums, historic buildings, and unique architecture, including an excellent opportunity for leisurely walks. This place is charmingly convenient in every direction, with traditional buildings, history, quaint mountain town and restaurants. Entoto Maryam (43) also offers surprisingly gentle terrain at this landmark mountain crest and plateau, along with the Capital's former location.

  • The sights and activities described with a starting point from Entoto Kidane Mehret  (1) with its quite challenging hiking will at Entoto Maryam (43) offer a very different terrain. A high plateau of the gentle undulated landscape is evident, and accessible trails are presented. A terrain vehicle can reasonably close contact with the unique sights and activities described in most earlier hiking trails from Entoto Kidane Mehret (1).

    • Note that the mountain range is vast, and the family on an excursion should avoid the tiring adventures tours beyond the line of sight over the landscape of the mountain range. This caution observance in the family's daily route regards the family's well-being and pleasure due to the demanding terrain. This caution is crucial because the impressions from each place are just at the upper limits of what a person can muster. Therefore, Do Not Combine the family today's new mountain adventure on the same day with tiring and exhausting fluttering trips between Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) and Entoto Park (Z), including Entoto Maryam 43.


    Entoto Park (Z)

    The historical Entoto mountain massif now includes the newly inaugurated Entoto Park (Z), inviting the entire family to spend time in the pleasant leisure with gardens or exploring many highly inspiring activities. The Capital is immediate here but still surprisingly remote through the site's elevated rocky ledge. Here, the landscape's high drama constitutes the adventure's core incredibly close, with breathtaking miles of mountain ranges and dagger-deep ravines.



      See photos

      Entoto Park (Z)

      Entoto mountain's highland now includes an invitingly magnificent culture centre and activities that constitute the new Entoto Park (Z). This grandiose adventurous centre above the Capital forms 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 to spend time in pleasant leisure with gardens, art, or exploring many highly inspiring activities. Here, the landscape's high drama constitutes the adventure's core 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 contrasts with the Capital, whose high mountain park is unique globally. Thus, this mountain Park provided 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

       Seductively Cosy Mountain Palaces 

      Entoto Park (Z) 's relaxing activities capture the family's fundamental need for dramatic adventures in many respects. 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, 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, with their scientific background, it delivers a captivating understanding for the family about creating natural and healthy water and other vital biological processes. However, this Nature's scientific context is crucial to intellectual processes that form the basis for civilizations' development.


      Seasons for Swimming or Hiking

       Despite the period passed from these photo opportunities and the previous rains being 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 hilarious adventures, it would have been even more suitable if they had occurred a month earlier and thus offered even more enjoyable spontaneous bath activities.


      The High Plateau with Spring Water and Bath
      Nature Pools above Bees' Cliff (14)
      Adventure History

      "Entoto's climate during the rainy season was 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 shot just above Bees' Cliff (14) at Entoto's southern highland plateau - from early October to November. Therefore, it has been about one to two months since the long rain season ended for all these active water sports photographs.


      Profound Veneration for the Majestic Mountain

      The mountain's mighty hillside initiates 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 a relatively high altitude. Caution is an essential foundation for preparation because the mountain's rise is quite demanding for visitors with otherwise healthy activities from the lowland experience.

      Harmonic Currents Along the River

      **Caution During Rainy Seasons

      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 far and accumulated sudden river flow from an unknown range. There is 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, no person should walk on the riverbanks of the ravines in the aftermath of heavy rain, as this poses an immediate danger to life. A mistake on the slippery ground can be fatal despite the apparent alert about the fast water flow. This torrential force along the river banks can quickly take a person or their pet beyond rescue in a relentless power of a rushing water flow.


      The Rising Shoulder of Entoto's Massif

      The Abyss of Bees' Cliff (14)
      A  Guiding Canyon Deliver Path Assistance
      This mysterious but inviting twilight cleft (35) - (B) dominates the landscape and is an excellent place for the well-equipped family to appreciate unforgettable adventures. However, this canyon (35) also assists the most pleasant magical mountain views with sights and picnics that offer an utterly captivating nature. 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 and river (35) - (B) and its paths that ultimately deviate along the tributary creek (36).

      A Canyon of Great Beauty and Drama.
      The trails towards the first contact with the southern rim of the high plateau (41 - 42) follow a clear direction upwards on Entoto's mountain massif. Due to the visual contact with the canyon (35) - (B) towards tributary creek (36) appear, both a dramatic allure and a mighty visual guide in the landscape. Furthermore, the paths are straightforward to follow in the landscape, including all these exciting and surprisingly attractive paths along and above the eastern slope of the canyon's riverbank. This visible clarity in the appearance and selection of trails is apparent here, thanks to the attractive overview of the sculptural introduction of this very family-friendly gorge.


      Water: There must be water available all year round. Most of the brooks dry out sometime during the 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 minor rains from March to May and the big rains from July to September. The highest rainfall intensity occurs in July and August (Demissew 1988).


      Picnic and play for the young family.
      An excellent and cosy invitation to gain an initial practical view of underground reservoirs, water technologies and a 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 is nevertheless hidden here underground but at the same time alluring for exploration. However, a more thrilling adventure is often required and is offered by a cosy mountainous picnic for the amused hike family: The Italian Mountain Fortress (38) - (B)


      19. Italian Water Reservoir
      The Italians established an extensive reservoir to provide the Capital with water during the occupation. For the Capital nowadays, this mountain reservoir (underground water technology) has lost some importance in favour of more significant catchment dams.

      Mysterious High-Tech Mountain Water.
      Entoto Kidane Mehret's inhabitants bring their household water from this source (19). Therefore, the company is apparent by playing with children and people fetching quantities of water to their homes.

      Picnic care for the family (19)

      The most beautiful and versatile Nature and fascinating places, which are also reachable within charming simplicity, are often the 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 in comfort and alluring entertainment, this will require some unique and beautiful characteristics of the picnic requirements. Therefore, during the regular rain season, it s appropriate to enjoy the pleasant and sunny day hours by enjoying the beautifully undulated promenade within a delightful valley [A] and its enchantingly sculptural glen. The Italian-built spring water facility (19) is within the young family's requirements and, therefore, an excellent choice for most activities and nature interests.

      The Alluring Routes from the Valley [A]

      Within the valley [A] of Entoto Kidane  Mehret, the rising highland mountain with its remote high plateau of authentic old serenity entices intriguingly. The southern hillside of Entoto's rising shoulder is here apparent, and from this site at the bridge crossing (22) - [A] the gully and its valley allure just beneath Entoto Kidane Mehret (32), with the majestic mountainside dominating above and very close. The mountain's grande attraction towers in immediate contact on the opposite side of Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) and its captivating river-dell - [A]. Within the valley, just beneath Entoto Kidane Mehret Church (32), appear well-adorned by beautiful scenery with a brook passing byThis brook (35) - (B) dominates the views of the dramatic landscape and cliff formations of the uphill trails and is above map loop (B), an excellent assistant for orientation for most hiking paths up to the high plateau.

      Entoto Kidane Mehret's valley [A]


      Detailed map & trail description of point (37) 
      ๐“๐ก๐ž E๐ง๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  V๐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 [A].
      Here are the full experiences of the ravine above this river in its fascinating 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 pathways and bridge crossing (22) - [A], this enticingly cosy and inspiring gully attracts waiting in expectation or enticing exploration.

      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), map square [A].
      The valley crossing of Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) constitutes a bridge (22) - [A] 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) - [A] is also the natural path for those who want to hike towards the high plateau by first passing point (37) - [A] just a few steps within the map square [A].


      Towards the Fresh Well-Fragrance of Highland

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


      Mountain Maps & Alerts

      The Assistance of Path Directions  [A] - (B)

      The superficial water-conducting metal pipe (37) - [A] assists the mountain hike where its apparent suitability begins on the slope above the valley [A]. This water-conducting metal pipe (37) makes the path easy to follow, where it reaches a pleasantly high level on the mountain's shoulder. The route deviates in two choices when the pipeline makes its high northern bend just to the right of (38) - (B), where the uphill steeper path gives the direction to most hiking routes. Just before the Italian fortification (38) - shown within the map loop (B) - a theatrical view and potential dangerous abyss appear a few metres to the left of the path. This precipitous view is within the lower sections of the map circle (B).


      Unique Adventures

      With Safety Preparations 

      [CAUTION] - Precautionary Commitments
      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. No concealed walk in the dry creek bed should be done without company, depending on the possible risk of injury, fatigue, or heart fragility. Still, at least one more person requires 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 (14).

      However, be careful and expect the worst scenario because the animals are wild. Even the most solid rock will break if bad luck and a rare and significant earthquake coincide.


      14. **Enchanting Lush Attractions Above the Abyss

       Bees' Cliff constitutes a hidden, unknown void, which can become a real danger and 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 toward the bottom of the abyss are impossible. In all their Nature, 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 a treacherous one with a fertile green breathtaking threshold, hiding a shocking void.

      35. Season Limited Creek Hiking

      This seasonal dry creek-bed hiking within the secluded vein of the canyon (35) - (B) 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. Observing the hiking directly in the dry brook bed is only possible if it has elapsed some months since the last rainy season. Thereforbgt5fv4e, the dry brook bed offers adventure experiences unique to those who may have the courage to surprise a pleasant strenuous Hyena.


      Entoto Park Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Gate of Paradise
      Entoto Park (Z) provided highly inspiring views of
       altitude and cultural refinement with an attraction
       of a magnitude to a world centre for cultural
       activities, amusements and entertainment. 



      The New Facilities of Entoto Park (Z).

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

      Ethiopia Tourism 


      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)

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      Entoto Maryam Church (43), Former Capital,
       Emperor Palace and Museum.
      Entoto Maryam Church (43), Museum, Restaurants.
      Entoto Maryam (43) dominates just above Entoto Park (Z), and the allure to explore this historical site further with its vast high plateau. This high plateau offers surprisingly gentle terrain. A highland with a peaceful undulated landscape is evident, with accessible trails where a terrain vehicle can reasonably close contact with the most sights and activities. Except for the historic and quaint mountain town with restaurants and museums, highland offers a peaceful undulated landscape with evident, accessible trails where a terrain vehicle can reasonably close contact with the most sights and activities.


      [ Free ] - [ Entrance Fee ]

      The entrance is free but if you're coming in your own car the parking outside: 15-20 birr per hour. However, although the Park's Nature is free to visit entertainment, amusement activities are usually not free of charge. Furthermore, do not forget your id card or passport.

      The Entrances of Entoto Natural Park

      There are specific selections 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 very relaxing activities and 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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