The Park's Activities and the Capital
The society Entoto Kidane Mehret is a very dedicated and appealing mountain town but should indeed more precisely be described as a profoundly religious Sanctuary and Protectorate of Nature and Inhabitants.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒔𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝑬𝒏𝒕𝒐𝒕𝒐 𝑲𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒏𝒆 𝑴𝒆𝒉𝒓𝒆𝒕Along the anticipated and continued fairly steep climb of the road is the experience of native forest (30) within arm's length of a charming but surprising experience, where it is just very close, on the right side of the road looms in a revelation and guise of a completely 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).
Although Entoto Kidane Mehret is quite highly located and appearing distant due to its height above the Capital, nevertheless 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
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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.
- 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 Entoto Park (Z) and further to the vast high plateau that extends around Entoto Maryam and its society (43).
ENTOTO PARK (Z)
Adventure and Activities of Seductively Cosy Mountain Palaces.
|Entoto Park (Z) and the Citadel of Dreams|
Entoto Park (Z)
Captures the whole Family's Real Interest in Charming Adventures.
Wilderness Hiking & Adventures
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).
Activities and Recreation
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"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|
𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲An 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.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬 (𝟏𝟗)
|𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐭 and its water valley|
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. This comfort provides 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).
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 at Entoto Kidane Mehret 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 [A]
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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐭
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 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 choice of the hiking paths within the loop point (B), all of these will soon contact the continued walk towards the higher positions.
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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, 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 is in progress, it is an excellent opportunity for restaurants, cafes and hotels up to some miles north of Shero Meda's (Shiromeda) centre
Pleasant and Inviting Hiking TrailsThe 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, the mountain 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.
Towards the Fresh Well-Fragrance of HighlandDespite 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 MassifHere 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 AssistanceThe 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 but also the most pleasant magical mountain views where cosy picnics places offer an utterly captivating nature.
35. Season Limited Creek HikingThis 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 HyenaBy 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 much appreciate the site's freshness and natural wealth.
Harmonic Currents Along the RiverSince 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 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. Also, the most reliable rock will break if the lousy luck together with very rare and significant earthquake would be coincident.