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Entoto Natural Park's southern slope

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The indigenous  Podocarpus falcatus (P. gracilior)   Vernacular names: (Am: Zigba) (Or: Birbirsa)     Practical Hiking Notes from the Park With these hiking notes, the experiences from the Park's beautiful and cold morning hours and especially from the place around the southern slopes and the high plateau are described. These experiences from this vast and unique nature thus form the basis for the future environmental work and the opportunity to provide materials to help visitors with pleasant weekend trips.  Taxi or Hike from the Capital The means of transport to reach the Park's large work area at dawn was usually either by regular taxi or hike from Addis Ababa's centre, to the end station at the community of  Entoto Kidane Mehret (1). The actual mountain hiking started at the sanctuary of Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) and continued within the wild and mountainous part of the Park. Although these excursions often continued to the high platea

The High Plateau of Entoto Natural Park

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The High Plateau of Entoto Natural Park The picture shows the mountain stream with native Juniper trees just a few steps above Bees' Cliff (14) located in the opposite direction to the image's visual field.  A purging fresh stream runs by leaps and joy, beyond the secret path of  Entoto Kidane Mehret's sacred stone walls. Beauty shines beyond hidden depths and abyss to be seen at the Bees' cliff (14).  The Arrival on the High Plateau (41- 42) The high plateau is an evident and apparent contrast to the quite steep hiking up from the sculptural river banks at the sanctuary of  Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) . Behind now is the adventurous and beautiful experience from Bees' Cliff  (14) and the adorable viewpoint (16).   But still, they are very near, with Bees' Cliff (14) just several tens metres to the south and the adorable viewpoint (16),  now behind but yet in close walking contact located on the threshold below the southern outer rim of this high plateau.  14.