Activities and Recreation

Activities and Recreation

Mighty Highland Views Among 

Glamour and Amusements

The Capital has a charismatic and fable relationship with this mountain massif, where visitors in amaze are mesmerized that a Nature Park appears as a grand highland within the Capital's borders. However, despite this immediate contact, the Park's location seems to be experienced from its highlands, fascinatingly elevated from the Capital, where this metropolitan area often lingers concealed in the mists' veils, which romantically hides the bustling city life below. Thus, from the Park, gazing countless miles wide in enchantment over this legendary landscape infuses the memories with irresistible impressions of mighty and timeless serenity of extraordinary origin. 

A Dramatic and Beautiful Landscape 

with Culture and Entertainment

The landscape's high drama constitutes the adventure's core with breathtaking miles of mountain ranges and dagger-deep ravines. Thus, this highland park provides highly inspiring views of altitude and cultural refinement with an attraction of magnitude to a world centre for culture and activities. Hence, this legendary highland landscape offers the comfort and services of a metropolitan in absolute contact with a grand highland park. Thus, this landscape provides magnificent opportunities towards original wildlife and civilization's services, which are a unique combination worldwide, where this fabulous and legendary mountain massif includes grandiose Nature, amusements and sciences towards the universe within Entoto Observatory and Research Center.

A Park of Serenity and Resounding Joy

Entoto Natural Park is a unique place to discover the most breathtaking ancient mountain nature, with streams flowing from clear springs and waterfalls. Enclosed by Junipers' fragrance, the view of the Capital opens up in delight through dizzying ravines and waterfalls. Winding streams gently curl and are then hidden mysteriously in high stone arches. Surprises are regular, with exciting places for relaxation and fantastic water activities. Experience the Park with its ability to produce a genuine and powerful creative joy where many families can reunite and rejoice in being free from stress and regaining health while creating irresistible inspiration.

The Fashionable Facilities Of Entoto Park (Z)

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Culture and Entertainment
The historical Entoto mountain massif now includes the newly inaugurated Entoto Park with its main entrance on the maps, signed with (Z). Except for the site's chic and glamorous comfort, the landscape's high drama ennobles with a flavour of exploration where the adventures' core allures with enticing activities or attracts with inviting facilities, including both traditional and modern restaurants. 

Dreams' Nature among the Amusements
With breathtaking miles of mountain ranges and dagger-deep ravines, this fashionable Park is always near to amazing and wild adventures. The Capital is immediate here but surprisingly remote through the site's elevated rocky ledge. Here, these citadels of grandeur and pleasure invite fashionable activities for the entire family to enjoy pleasant leisure with gardens or explore adventures. 

[ Ethiopia Tourism ]

Entoto Park Main Entrance - 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 Entoto Natural Park and the alluring Entoto mountain massif include the newly inaugurated Entoto Park (Z). This mountainous location and elevated centre for pleasure and activities invite the entire family to enjoy pleasant leisure with gardens, art, or just exploring many highly inspiring activities with amusements, museums, art, sports, wilderness baths and irresistible Nature for hiking. 

Accommodation and Transportation Centre

Shero Meda (Shiromeda) Community

The nearest location to the guest houses, hotels, and amenities for tourism is the Shero Meda (Shiromeda) community, with its central station and extensive appearance just below the Park's threshold. The northern hillside of the Capital in the Shero Meda (Shiromeda) district offers some itineraries and accommodations within a mile or more to the north and east of the Shero Meda's (Shiromeda's) central community. However, on the mountain's shoulders, dramatically high above the Capital and its northern community, Shero Meda, is Entoto Park (Z), with many newly inaugurated and completely exceptional facilities with further possibilities for wilderness lodging accommodations. The location of the Shero Meda (Shiromeda) community appears on the map and satellite image below in its lower left section.

Entoto Park Main Entrance

The New Facilities Of Entoto Park (Z)

If the intention is amusement activities, families should
consider Entoto Park (Z) an appropriate option and be
cautious about the higher and deeper wilderness.
Entoto Park (Z) facilities are just below Entoto Maryam (43). Entoto Park (Z) 's newly built facilities have many amusements which inform the special open hours and regulations of this very modern and extended centre for Entertainment, Culture, Art, sports 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 restaurants at this newly inaugurated Entoto Park (Z).

[ Entrance Fee ]

The entrance to Entoto Natural Park is free, but the outside parking fee is 25 - 40 birr per hour if you're coming in your car. However, although the Park's Nature is free to visit, Entoto Park Gate Z's entertainment and amusement activities are usually accessible for a fee. Furthermore, as tourist visitors, remember your ID card or passport.
Attached is a PDF containing a list of suggested activities, 
entertainment options and lodging arrangements:

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 the exploration of 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, it fulfils the essential purpose of creating an eager will for learning, thanks to the Park's closeness to natural science.  Thus, with a scientific background, the Park invites a captivating understanding for the family about creating natural and healthy water and other vital biological processes. However, Nature's scientific context is crucial to intellectual processes that form the basis for civilizations' development.

Seasons for Hiking and Months for Weather Protection

Water: Drinking water must be available all year round, and cautious behaviour should prevail since most brooks dry out sometime during the year. There are, however, a few springs within the park area that provide 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).

The Enchanting Valley [A

Of Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) & (32)

Detailed Description of the Adorable Valley [A]
Bees' Cliff 14 assists by the vast map
 loop surrounding points 36 and 41-42

Among Purging Water & Seductive Rocks
Here beneath the Sanctuary of Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) are the full experiences of the open valley [A] above this sculptural gully and the river's fascinating formations in overwhelming contact. This dramatically graceful and sculptural valley beneath the elevated rock sanctuary of Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) initiates a very gentle beginning of the Park. This valley, just above the sculptural gully, is the location of these pathways for many activities.

The gateway to adventure and serene dreams
This valley [A] underneath and to the right of Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) offers paths for many completely enchanting choices. The bridge crossing here is enticingly cosy and in close contact with the mountain. Although the beauty of the gully attracts waiting in pleasure, to not risk losing the scene but in a spiritual sense to remain in harmony and fully allow the mind to engulf its sculptural grace.

Entoto Kidane Mehret's 
Enchanting River-dell

The valley within the square [A] shown in the map just above is very near and downhill when passing behind (5) Entoto Kidane Mehret Church (32). The scenery is inviting, with a brook passing by and a few charming cottages some steps toward the mountainside. The canyon with its stream (35) - (B) is, in many ways, assisting the orientation of the landscape, characterizing the dramatic views in the landscape of both hidden cliff formations and charmingly lofty uphill trails. Thus, this sculptural canyon (35) - (B) is an excellent assistant for direction for most hiking paths up to the high plateau.

Graceful Views & Waiting Adventures

The gentle beginning of these adventures starts among purging waterways and their seductively curved river-banks cliffs in the valley [A] below Entoto Kidane Mehret (32), with many attractive options for the continued hiking adventure. Well-fragrant and aesthetically unforgettably sensual appears these paths from Entoto Kidane Mehret's (32) valley [A]. Marked in the map as square [A], this valley with its water dell is initially more like a gorge next to the track (5) but soon becomes gentle and sculptural at the bridge crossing. With this graceful landscape of adorable river gullies, the river's vertical cliffside and waterfall still entice exploration by following the valley [A] uphill with the relatively gentle hike from point (37). Still just above this waterfall remains the Italian ruin (38) - (B). Here, the river's continuing journey rises towards breathtakingly sublime heights in the scene of the twilight canyon (35) - (B) - (14), with the Highland's aesthetically unforgettable dream paths surrounded by hidden waterways and rock dwellings lost in time.

The Meandering Streams Above Bees' Cliff

The High Plateau of Entoto Natural Park 
 A water and rock-dwelling beyond time

Mountain, Brooks and Waterfall

These photos of water-filled streams and cascading waterfalls were shot just above Bees' Cliff (14) at Entoto's southern highland plateau from early October to the beginning of November. All these active water sports photographs have been about one to two months since the long rainy season ended. Hence, the brooks and waterfalls from the season in these photos only contain chilly and purging spring water that fills the waterways.

Seasons for Swimming or Hiking.
The bottom right corner of this picture shows the direction of the hidden vault and the waterfall with its abyss, which both appear very abrupt within a few metres. Despite the period that has passed from these photo opportunities and the last 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 for those 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 Great Wildlife View with the Meandering Streams

This place is the invitation to the high plateau, shown in the map circle (14) with the dramatic beauty and cliff-hanger Bees' Cliff, located within the centre of the map's sphere (14). This initiation to the high table offers a wade over its brook (41- 42), shown within the upper part of the map circle (14). Magnificently beautiful, this place appears, shown in the picture just above, with a great panorama view over the meandering stream and many characters in the landscape. When the scene turns south, the abyss Bees' Cliff (14), the ravine, is very close, where the river's further gorge meandering (35) becomes intuitively felt through the profound cooling airflow rising from the unknown abyss below the field of view. Especially startling here is, therefore, the location of this place, the tributary (36), shown within the lower section of the map loop (14), which invites a careful study of Hyenas that much appreciate the site's freshness and natural wealth.

Picnic Provision, Store and Candy

The most necessary for the Park's experience, picnics, and candy shop is across the bus stop from the community of Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) or Entoto Maryam (43). Further information about the hiking experiences and their practical circumstances. However, regarding Entoto Park (Z), just below Entoto Maryam (43) is Entoto Park (Z), with many newly inaugurated and completely exceptional facilities with further possibilities with secluded glamping and wilderness lodging. Its fashionable and luxury site offers most types of provisions. Additional information about the hiking experiences and their practical circumstances:

The actual waterfall and the abyss are still here,
 hidden but respectfully close, only some metres
behind the view of the bath photo. However,
this lofty concealed rock vault is a challenge
 with a staggering sight and a mysteriously
cosy waterfall with a secret rock chamber.
Bees' Cliff (14) - (Caution)

The Mystique and Danger Of the High Plateau 

This site then emerges as an irresistible encounter for exploration and occurs when reaching the high plateau. With this gentle, meandering brook, the scene of naturally shaped cliff weirs appears in stairway formations of natural rock pools. Soon, this brook continues after these natural pools and, within a few 10 metres, vanishes into a rock vault and a potentially dangerous waterfall with a dramatic abyss. This brook represents just here within the map circle (14) the separation between the eroded road (41) and the continuing trail (42) towards Entoto Natural Park (Nursery) 34. 

Grandiose Views and Challenging Activities.
When gazing further down from the high altitude of Bees' Cliff  (14), the canyon delivers a dreamlike view with a reminiscent, fragrant hint of Nature's serenity. Far below the High plateau's mystique, the curtains of the morning's mysterious veils reveal the Sanctuary of Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) and the Capital. While the area within the lower part of the circle (14) is lovely and gentle, the continuing upper direction of this canyon is directly dangerous. 

The Deep Spatial Nature Dream

Wildlife, Canyon and Meandering Streams
By echoing from a past realm of noble origin, hiking in the Park is an exciting and mysterious experience. For any visitor to the Park, a forgotten and prehistoric presence reveals itself that has been dormant within the most precious heritage since the humans' profoundly ancient times. Thereby, the most inspiring joy and health factors of the visitors' souls find their source, and the pleasure of their being becomes activated.

Close Encounter With Playing Baboon Families.
While this place is unique in many ways, there are also prudent reservations about the impact people can exert on its Nature. Because this site contains what is desirable for people and wildlife, the result is that a conflict of interest and living space can occur.

The Secure Way Back for Lost and Worried People
To find out from this enchanting and beautiful original forest (40) just east of point (16), a lost person only ought to follow its very apparent slope down the east of the valley and thus in short contact with the open environment and clear paths that quickly show where you are in the relationship with the rest of the Park. In addition, point (19) and further the valley [A] of Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) are very close and reached quickly. This pleasant return Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) is a gentle route downwards without gorges or precipices. 

The High Plateau's Brook, Wade and Ford Crossing

This landscape within the map loop (14) is a dramatic and gorgeous beginning of the high plateau where invitingly gentle cliff formations offer this picturesque wade across the stream (35) shown within the map loop (14), thus giving the entrance to the path (42) displayed within the map loop (14) where the trail continues towards Entoto Natural Park (Nursery). This ford crossing usually permits dry rock to wade to the west side of the meandering stream. This direction passes just a little beside the natural pools above Bees' Cliff (14) and then further north through an open forest before arriving at the Nursery (34). Although, clearly below the high plateau, the stream to the canyon (35) - (B) offers excellent wade at the Italian fort ruin (38) - (B), this site is, despite its dramatic views and altitude, still relatively gentle but require caution with its nearby precipice and waterfall.

A Wonderful Valley for Promenade and Picnics [A]

A Lovely Choice During the Rainy Season and for the Cautious

While this site (19) within the valley [A] offers a required, convenient and exciting beauty, and the rain storms usually follow a bound rhythm, its experience in beautiful, cosy daily hours can be both appealing and irresistible. However, this rain season adventure provides a conscious behaviour to return the short distance to Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) in time before the next thunderstorm.

Entoto Kidane Mehret's

Natural Beauty and Picnics [A

Bees' Cliff 14 requires caution in the canyon but
assisting by the wide map loop surrounding the
 gentle and fascinating 
points 36 and 41-42
Description of the Hiking Paths
A. The Character of Entoto Kidane Mehret's Valley.
The square [A] serves as a directed and facilitating figure to find points (5), (19), and (37) more easily. This figure [A] configures the outer borders of the valley [A] that constitute the captivating and sculptural gully within the invitingly open valley of Entoto Kidane Mehret (32).  This area [A] begins most of the following hiking trails described. The sign of [CAUTION] is regarding the map circles (B) and (14). The alert sign within the map circle (B) is somewhat apparent and requires only staying away from the vertical precipice. 

B. The Invitation to the Crossroad of Wilderness.
The still, gently upward hike shown within circle (B) includes points (35), (38), and (39) and constitutes both a crossroads of somewhat wild paths and a beautiful rise on a ledge of some metres threshold. This crossroads is located just to the right of point (38) within the circle (B), but regardless of the choice of the hiking paths within the loop point (B), all of these will soon contact the continued walk towards higher positions. Alerts for precipices within the circles (B) and (14).

Mountain Maps & Alerts

The Assistance of Path Directions [A] - (B) - (14)

The superficial water-conducting metal pipe (37) - [A] assists the mountain hike where its apparent suitability begins on the slope above Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) and valley [A]. With its guiding water pipe (37), this slope is easily reached from below, in the valley [A], with comfortable passing between a couple of cottages before it continues and reaches a gentle high level on the mountain's shoulder at the ruin of the Italian underground water-fort (38) - (B). 


Note that the mountain range is vast, and the family on an excursion should avoid the tiring adventure tours beyond the line of sight over the landscape of the mountain range. This cautious observance in the family's daily routine 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).

The Highland Of Lost Dreams' Tranquillity

Description of the High View Point (16)

An Ideal Place for the Well-Equipped Family

The pristine original Nature offers a dreamlike landscape and a fun entertainment place on the same high plateau. This outer rim of the high table is a gracious view, with indigenous Juniper trees following this gently sloping meadow (16) shown in the photo to the right. This high view provides pleasant resting places for picnics in social tranquillity, which rejoices both the children's spontaneity and those with weekend vacancies. This place delivers a serene sanctuary for them all in pure natural relaxation or incurious studying.

The Mountain's High Plateau Of Striking Beauty 

Here appears the first view from the threshold of the high plateau view of striking beauty and offers a captivating landscape in relaxing tranquillity. This serene beauty at the viewpoint (16) is delicately facilitated by the high point of view, even over the mist-veiled Capital. Much closer, the inviting native Nature of the farmhouse (39) and the Italian fortification (38) - within map circle (B) appears a theatrical view and potentially dangerous abyss a few metres to the south of the path. Yet, the grandeur of this high viewpoint (16) is also a place for deep stimuli since the high location delivers memories of beautiful gems from the preluding and most charming experiences. Hence, the beauty of this hike's adventure begins when recalling the cosily beautiful Entoto Kidane Mehret Church (32) not too far below. With its silently melodic hymns chanting spiritually through mighty walls, this venerated Sanctuary (32) shelters both people and its magnificent indigenous arboretum.


Adventure Above the Abyss

Grandiose Waterfalls and Secret Rock Vault

[CAUTION] - Precautionary Commitments

**CAUTION - Bees' Cliff (14)

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 contact toward the bottom of the abyss is impossible.

14. **Enchanting Lush Attractions Above the Abyss.
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.

Comfortable and Pleasant Hiking Trails

The contact with this old mountain massif becomes evident as it dominates closely with its southern hillside. Entoto's rising shoulder is apparent here. The captivating river-dell with the gully and its valley [A] just beneath Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) presents a landscape with genuinely enticing impressions of graceful and enchanting adventures. This ancient highland mountain lures here intriguingly with its remote high plateau of authentic old serenity. It towers in alluring contact on the opposite side of Entoto Kidane Mehret and its seductive polished rock-gully banks [A].

The Rising Shoulder of Entoto's Massif

Here, the trails follow a clear direction to Entoto's high plateau. Furthermore, they include all these exciting and surprisingly attractive paths above the eastern slope of the river bank (35) - (B), which are remarkably gentle 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 to this family-friendly gorge (35) - (B).

[CAUTION] - A Mountain Of Ordeals

[CAUTION] - A Mountain of Ordeals
and Grandiose Beauty
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 somewhat harsh highland air, the hiking is captivating and comfortable but requires regular rest. It is essential to drink regularly from the brought-with and rugged water bottle. However, 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.

A Guiding Canyon Deliver Path Assistance.
The open and pleasant contact with the lush hillside of these river banks towards the river (35) - (B) and its mysterious twilight cleft is apparent and an excellent place for the well-equipped family. To appreciate this canyon is unforgettable, even thrilling in adventures and often with the most pleasant magical mountain views where cosy picnic places offer an utterly captivating nature.

35 - (B) Season Limited Creek Hiking 
This dry creek bed hiking can be an exhilarating experience. The shadows fell mysteriously into pesky creatures from the past and concealed cliff space, just waiting for the action in a somewhat overwhelming flow of impressions. Observing: hiking directly in the dry brook bed is only possible if some months have elapsed since the last rainy season. Hence, hiking within this deep cleft (B) - (14) in the dry season offers adventure experiences unique to those who may have the courage to surprise a pleasant, strenuous Hyena.


This Sanctuary (32) is astonishingly hidden, tucked into the
mountain massif rising shoulder where perception arises very
soon when moving away a bit of piece of this protective town
Entoto Kidane Mehret (1)

The Concealed Path of Entoto Kidane Mehret

Hidden behind Entoto Kidane Mehret (32), this path makes a concealed curve below this Sanctuary's walls. It passes through a small part of the village before the way (5) opens with a sculptural ravine and continues toward a traditional downhill bridge. The view opens in a somewhat dramatic beauty with an irresistible, cosy river dell where the children play and laundry dries on the inviting soft, clean, polished rock bed. This place is an appealing beauty to appreciate on the first steps along the Sanctuary and the following bridge below Entoto Kidane Mehret (32). (Photo to the right by Ninara)

The Former Capital Of Ethiopia

Google Maps: Palace Of Emperor Minilik and
 Empress Taitu 1883.

On the Mountain's Grand High Table 

Palace Of Emperor Minilik and Empress Taitu 1883.
Entoto Maryam (43) on the mountain's high table is the site for the Former Capital, historical Palace and a cosy town. With accessible trails, this high plateau offers surprisingly gentle terrain in reasonably close contact with great views over the landscape beneath, including the fashionable and cultural facilities with activities of Entoto Park (Z). Adorned with two welcoming towns, Entoto Natural Park appears surprisingly cosily quaint and with a flavour of drama thanks to the magnificent Nature.  Hence, Entoto Maryam (43) provides an invitingly charming site for the whole family and quaint access to restaurants, a museum and a Palace within this town of the grand high plateau. Another lovely choice is Entoto Kidane Mehret (1), which has an extensive sanctuary, restaurants, and excellent natural areas for picnics. Therefore, these charming mountainous towns appear culturally welcoming and captivating with their beautiful, gentle surroundings. (Photo to the right by David Stanley)  

Fashionable Facilities with

 Culture and Entertainment

The historical Entoto mountain massif now includes the newly inaugurated Entoto Park with its main entrance on the maps, signed with (Z). Except for the site's chic and glamorous comfort, the landscape's high drama ennobles with a flavour of exploration where the adventures' core prevails incredibly close. With breathtaking miles of mountain ranges and dagger-deep ravines, this fashionable Park is always near to amazing and wild adventures. The Capital is immediate here but surprisingly remote through the site's elevated rocky ledge. Here, these citadels of grandeur and pleasure invite fashionable activities for the entire family to enjoy pleasant leisure with gardens or explore adventures of many highly inspiring amusements.

A Grand and Historical Highland Landscape

A Mountainous Massif with Adventures

The possibilities for activities are extensive with precious historical gems such as magnificent sanctuaries, museums, and palaces, but now also include the superb highland facilities and entertainment propagating from Entoto Park Main Entrance, marked on the maps with (Z). However, most profoundly alluring of the attractions stands the unique Nature that offers a wide range of possibilities for both the young family and the true adventurer, all these thanks to the irresistibly beautiful landscape of a grandiose highland. Regarding both the vast amusements propagating from Entoto Park's main entrance (Z) and the wild Highland of Entoto Natural Park, physically active and sporty events sometimes appear overwhelming. Hence, care due to the landscape's challenge to the visitors' sometimes too bold conceptions regarding the personal abilities to apprehend the ordeals of these beautiful views in this stunning and vast mountainous massif.

The Mountain's High Table 

With History, Museum and Restaurants

Entoto Maryam (43)
The site Of the former Capital
This place is charmingly convenient in every direction, with traditional facilities at this landmark mountain crest and mountain plateau with its former Capital. This historic site of the previous Capital offers unique architecture and an excellent opportunity for leisurely walks among this historical heritage with a palace and museum. A highland with a peaceful undulated landscape is evident, where except for excellent promenade opportunities, a terrain vehicle can reasonably make close contact with the most sights and activities.

A Historical Capital On the High Plateau

After passing all the fascinating facilities of Entoto Park [Z], Entoto Maryam (43) dominates just above and allures thanks to its closeness to cultural charm and Natur's mystique on this vast high plateau. Thus, Entoto Maryam (43), the old CCapital's central area, is located on the high table of this historic mountain. Furthermore, this historical site of Entoto Maryam (43) rises just above Entoto Park [Z] and on the same mountain road. Except for the comforts of this quaint and historical Capital's settlement at Entoto Maryam (43), with a museum, Palace and restaurants, this site's high table offers surprisingly gentle terrain with great opportunities for family excursions. 

Enchanting Nature from the Lost Aeons

Due to the highland air, these wild mountainous sights (B) - (14) with activities far above Entoto Kidane Mehret (1), their potential naturally includes somewhat demanding hiking, albeit, of course, with the Highland's extraordinary beauty. However, Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) and its society (1) also offer a very family-friendly and comfortable picnic promenade within the valley [A] at the point (19). On the other hand, if the purpose is a departure from Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) to reach the nearest outer rim of the high plateau at the scenes (14 - 16), caution should prevail since these adventures to the high table include demands of rising mountainous terrain and highland air.

Multiple Attractions and Facilities

A Magnificent Highland Landscape
However, well stimulated by the inviting grandeur of Entoto Maryam (43), this choice of a more vast grandeur as a starting point will often result in more ideas for unique natural dramas. An excellent offering for visiting such Nature hides in the dramatic mountainous landscape and its canyon's grandeur above Entoto Kidane Mehret (1), Church (32). This site's natural beauty is much due to the breathtakingly inviting views (16) high above the Capital and a magnificent canyon (35) - (B) that rises above Entoto Kidane Mehret's valley [A]. These overwhelming but refreshing paths are stunningly beautiful and reach gently steep hikes where they entice high above the Sanctuary of Entoto Kidane Mehret (32). Along the dizzying ravines, they finally reach the outermost threshold of the high plateau at Bees' Cliff (14)

Central Station for Bus and Taxi

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 the town of Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) and even hotels up to some miles north and east of Shero Meda's (Shiromeda) centre, as shown in the satellite image with its map at the head. 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 and cafes in Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) and Entoto Maryam (43). However, on the mountain above Shero Meda is Entoto Park (Z), with many newly inaugurated and completely exceptional facilities with further possibilities for wilderness lodging accommodations.

Accommodation: Shero Meda (Shiromeda) 

A community for transportation and amenities

Accommodation and Food Services
The Community at the Park's Threshold
Guest Houses, Hotels and Restaurants
This society also constitutes the central station for the northern hillside of the Capital and includes regular arriving taxi and bus services to Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) and Entoto Maryam (43). However, with its station, the town Shero Meda (Shiromeda, is close enough to Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) to offer an excellent walk. The two choices of travel routes start from Shero Meda and continue up the hill towards Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) or Entoto Park (Z) and further to Entoto Maryam (43). The location of the Shero Meda (Shiromeda) community appears on the map and satellite image below in its lower left section.

Entoto Park Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -
Gate of Paradise

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Entoto St. Maryam Church

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 (Z)  (Inquiries)

Entoto Kidane Mehret (1)

[ Entrance Fee ]

The entrance to Entoto Natural Park is free, but the outside parking fee is 15-20 birr per hour if you're coming in your car. However, although the Park's Nature is free to visit, Entoto Park Gate Z's entertainment and amusement activities are usually accessible for a fee. Furthermore, as tourist visitors, remember your ID card or passport.

Attached is a PDF containing a list of suggested activities, 
entertainment options and lodging arrangements:

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 include very relaxing and wild or cultural activities. 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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