The Park's Activities and the Capital

The Park's Activities and the Capital

All over the Park, up to the very top, you will now and then catch a glimpse of the Capital below the mountain. This is inevitable and should not be considered as a disadvantage. Instead, the contact and the overlapping of the city and countryside is essential to point out. The Capital cannot isolate itself from Nature and the rural areas but depends heavily on them. From the mountain, the Capital does not look repellent at all but fascinating.

Experience of the Ethiopian Nature and Science Beauty A National Park near Addis Ababa is certainly a serene attraction for many people every season. School children will be a category actively using the Park for environmental education purposes (or to find a peaceful spot to do the homework.

Elevated Protectorate

Entoto Kidane Mehret Church and Sanctuary

Entoto Kidane Mehret is a very dedicated and appealing mountain town but should more precisely be described as a profoundly religious Sanctuary and Protectorate of Nature and Inhabitants.

An Inner Courtyard of Grand Well-being and Refreshing Well-aroma.
The courtyard of this sanctuary (32) is very open and extensive but indeed invitingly cosy and soothing. The reasons for this surprisingly impressive feeling of well-being and harmony are certainly the well-tuned architecture, but also that this whole place is embraced by a natural and refreshing roof of high, fragrant and native Juniper trees. These native trees delicately delimit the interior courtyard in a private walled setting.

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒔𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝑬𝒏𝒕𝒐𝒕𝒐 𝑲𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒏𝒆 𝑴𝒆𝒉𝒓𝒆𝒕

Along the anticipated and continued pretty steep climb of the road is the experience of native forest (30) within arm's length of a charming but surprising experience. This native juniper forest is just very close, on the right side of the road, inviting in a revelation and guise to this wholly fenced but mighty Juniper forest (30) that spreads out vigorously from the steep ascent beginning and up to the road's clearance, completely beside Entoto Kidane Mehret (32).

A Mountain-based Station for Bus and Taxi
Although Entoto Kidane Mehret is quite highly located and appears distant due to its height above the Capital, it's equipped with a station for regular bus and taxi traffic. This quaint town's structure creates here a harmonic embrace of the extensive and impressive Entoto Kidane Mehret Church (32) Monastery and Sacred Water Source (31), Juniperus procera Forest (indigenous) 30.

Entoto Kidane Mehret Church and Community

Detailed Description:  Maps and Hiking Trails

The rock-based sanctuary Entoto Kidane Mehret (32). 
Although Entoto Kidane Mehret towers within the Capital's northern boundaries and its mountain massifs, it seems remarkably preserved and well above all stressful whims. Also, this Church and Monastery are astonishingly hidden, tucked into the mountain massif rising shoulder where perception arises very soon to be careful because precipices and gullies take over immediately when you just move away from a bit of piece of this remarkable protective town.

The hidden path between the sanctuary and the gorge.
The trail 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.

  • Those who want to get a lot of pleasures without demanding efforts of any mountain hike offer the opportunity instead of choosing the public transport (taxi). By this regular taxi, the route offers easy transportation along the mountain's side that reaches Entoto Park (Z) and further to the vast high plateau that extends around Entoto Maryam and its society (43).


  • Note that the area 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. 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. This caution is crucial because the impressions from each place are just at the upper limits of what a person can muster.


Adventure and Activities of Seductively Cosy Mountain Palaces. 

Entoto Park (Z) and the Citadel of Dreams

The newly inaugurated Entoto Park (Z).
Dramatically elevated buildings constitute the new Entoto Park (Z) and form the amazing mountain-dwelling for the whole family's interest in comfort and high-spirited culture. The dramatic and historical Entoto mountain massif includes now the newly inaugurated Entoto Park (Z), inviting the entire family's expectations to spend time in the pleasant leisure with gardens or exploring many highly inspiring activities.

Attractions of a Magnitude to a World Centre.
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 contrast with the Capital and its high mountain park is unique with its culture and activities. 

Entoto Park (Z)

Captures the whole Family's Real Interest in Charming Adventures.

Entoto  Park (Z) opens the gates to the captivating way for the whole family to care and, in curiosity, explore the inviting gems of Entoto's mountain massif's original Nature. Very near are here the phenomenon within the foundation of the world's ground pillars. This invitation to humankind's real heart fulfils the essential purpose of creating an eager will for learning about health and origin. The Park's closeness to natural science 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.

Wilderness Hiking & Adventures

Water: There must be water available all year round, and 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 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).

Activities and Recreation

Activities and Recreation
The possibilities for activities are very extensive, but the unique Nature clearly 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 scenic 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 (1). 

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).

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.

The high plateau of Entoto Natural Park

The high plateau of Entoto Natural Park
Seasons for Swimming or Hiking.
Despite the period passed from these photos opportunities and the last 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 even more fun spontaneous bath activities.

A graceful invitation to the waiting adventures.
Attractively amongst the purging water and the seductive river banks, cliffs start below Entoto Kidane Mehret (32), the attractive options for the continued hiking adventure towards the high plateau. With 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, already at the first steps on the bridge below Entoto Kidane Mehret.

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.

The Cautious Choice for Families (19)

𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐭 and its water valley 
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 water-dell. 

Refreshing Spring-water Pleasure.

To reach the Italian built spring water facility (19) is within these requirements and therefore an excellent choice for most activities and nature interests. Entoto Kidane Mehret's inhabitants are bringing their household water from this source. Thus, the company is apparent by playing 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, will this require some 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. The most necessary for the Park's experience and picnics and candy shop (2) is across the bus stop from the community (1). This comfort provides a conscious behaviour to return the short distance to Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) in time before the next thunderstorm.

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. It is an excellent assistant for orientation for the most hiking paths up to the high plateau.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 at Entoto Kidane Mehret 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 [A]

Detailed Description:  Maps and Hiking Trails
The valley [A] crossing below Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) constitutes by a bridge (22) just some steps downhill (5) 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 the first passing point (37), just a few steps upward on the left. 

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐭
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 very completely enchanting choices. Within this open river-dell of paths, ways and bridge crossing, this enticingly cosy and inspiring valley attracts for waiting in pleasure, to not risk losing its beauty but in spiritually sense to remain in harmony and fully engulf its full beauty of the sculptural shape.

A. The Character of Entoto Kidane Mehret's valley

The square (A) on the map above serves as a directed and facilitating figure to more easily find points (5), (22), and (37) which are located and form the valley at Entoto Kidane Mehret (32). This area (A) is the beginning of most of the following hiking trails described.

B. The Invitation to the crossroad of wilderness

The still gently upward hike shown within the circle (B) includes the points (35)(38)(39) and constitutes both a crossroads of somewhat wild paths but also a beautiful rise in a ledge of some metres threshold. This crossroads is located just to the right of point (38), but regardless of the hiking paths within the loop point (B), all of these will soon contact the continued walk towards the higher positions.

Accommodation and Food Services
Shero Meda (Shiromeda) Community.
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, east 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 progresses, it is an excellent opportunity for restaurants, cafes, and hotels some miles north of Shero Meda's (Shiromeda) centre.

Pleasant and Inviting 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 remote high plateau of authentic old serenity lure here intriguingly with its unique formations. Often veiled in mysterious beauty, the historical mountain towers with complete contact on the opposite side of Entoto Kidane Mehret. Thus, this mountain's mighty hillside initiates the first steps of Entoto's threshold that rises majestically over the southern slope. The towering landscape appears to visitors in profound veneration of reverence as it towers above a 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.

Towards the Fresh Well-Fragrance of Highland

Despite this somewhat harsh highland air, the hiking is entirely captivating and comfortable but requires regular rest but is also very essential to drink regularly, from the brought-with and full water bottle. However, 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, 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 straightforward 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. An excellent place for the well-equipped family to appreciate unforgettably thrilling adventures and 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. 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 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, hiking here becomes 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 a careful study of Hyenas that much 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 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, be careful and expect even the worse type of scenario because the animals are wild. Also, the most reliable rock will break if lousy luck and a very rare and significant earthquake are 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, 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.

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. 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 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) (Inquiries)

The New Facilities of Entoto Park (Z)

The facilities of Entoto Park (Z) are located just below the 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 is challenging to give personal service time.  Despite this, there are probably conditions for direct contact with restaurants at this newly inaugurated Entoto Park (Z)

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Entoto Natural Park (Nursery)
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Entoto Park (Z)
Main Entrance
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45. Beka Ferda Ranch
Horseback riding service
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Entoto Park (Inquiries):

There 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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