Entoto Natural Park towers high above Addis Ababa the Capital of Ethiopia.
A historical protectorate with the reliability of a cliff fortress.
A canyon of adorable beauty and lush greenery.
The resting place from the era of dreams.
Towards fresh well-fragrance of highland.
Clear and pleasant hiking trails.
The rising shoulder of the mountain's massif.
Spring water bath of the high plateau.
The wild forest of the ancient.
The healing capacity of native wildlife.
Human Civilization and Culture for Nature
Human Civilization and Culture for Nature
The evolution of civilization in different cultures and parts of the world indicates a strong connection between in-depth knowledge in biology and the specific culture's potential for development. Without a doubt, a healthy relationship is seen with this rule, even in other sciences, but it is particularly evident in biology, as this is so close to human health and well-being.
This focus on Entoto Natural Park with the orientation of native trees and plants reflects the intentions of this context and helps most appropriately both nature and man to develop together in a mutually reinforced relationship that resembles a type of symbiosis.
In cases where this symbiosis is successful, there is a strong connection between knowledge and respect for nature values. However, it is the man who makes the most significant profit of elevated living standards and economics, while nature follows a subordinate role that is only favoured in a longer perspective of the implications of human knowledge.
It is, therefore, the hope that Entoto Natural Park will benefit the will of education and the desire of a future in prosperity, while nature automatically receives the development of civilization by contributing to improved climate and a remarkably increased yield of crops as well as greatly enhanced freshwater reservoirs.
The Hidden Treasure at the Mountain's Shoulder This place is the work area of so many endeavours; Entoto's High plateau, where it appears among adorable Juniper hills and dreamlike meadows. Ultimately, beyond the horizon of golden fields, this landscape of forgotten dreams reveals its southern border in the abyss Bees' Cliff (14). Here it shows very soon; the beautiful path (42) to Entoto Natural Park (Nursery) 34, where the massive work has elapsed with nature restoration for many years. Geographical Situation Addis Ababa is situated 9° north of the equator, in central Ethiopia. The park area, on the mountain of Entoto, extends from the northern edge of the city, at an altitude of 2 600m and further north over the mountain crest at almost 3 100 m. From several spots, there is the splendid outlook over the sprawling city and the five high solitary mountains, in the southwest to the southeast (Menagesha, Wachecha, Furi Zukuala and Yerer). Entoto's
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. Therefore map and specific points can offer a quick way to find highlights within half an hour's walk from Entoto Kidane Mehret Church (32). Those who want to get a lot of pleasures without demanding efforts of any mountain hike offer the opportunity instead to choose public transport (taxi). By this regular taxi, the route offers easy transportation along the mountain's side that reaches Entoto Park (Z) and within short to the vast high plateau that extends around Entoto Maryam (43) and its society.
A Garden of Health & Prosperity BACKGROUND OF THE ENTOTO-NATURAL-PARK PROJECT 1.1 The Situation (Date: 1995) The capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, lacks public parks for its growing number of citizens. At an alarming rate, the peri-urban sites are converted into town. There is no national park demonstrating Ethiopian nature in the vicinity of the capital, and the surrounding countryside contains only farmland or tree plantations. There is an urgent need for at least one significant area where the urban population can spend periods of rest in a natural, clean and unspoiled surroundings, among greenery and fresh air. 1.2 The Problem When the population density in a city increases rapidly during a short period of time, it gives immediate effects on the natural resources around the town. This is what has happened in Addis Ababa, where the massive demand for biomass as an energy source has deteriorated the peri-urban forests. Indigenous tree species hav