The High Plateau of Entoto Natural Park

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); the location is opposite 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 gently steep hiking up from Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) with its sculptural river banks at the Sanctuary (32). Behind now is Bees' Cliff's adventurous and beautiful experience (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 in close walking contact, located on the threshold below the southern outer rim of this high plateau. 

Enchanting Brooks and Waterfall

Grand Wildlife Views and Meandering Rivers

This plateau just above Bees' Cliff 14 (see the picture above) is a magnificent place with a great panorama view over the 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.

Natural Rock Pools Above the Dramatic Abyss of Bees' Cliff

The pictures' location with the spring water and natural pools is at the southern rim ledge of the high plateau, within the map loop (14) including (41- 42). The scene is reminiscent of invitingly wild rock baths close to the breathtaking view above the Canyon (35). These baths' location is just a few steps above the hidden stone chamber, which forms the gate to the waterfall and the northern preamble to Bees' Cliff's abyss (14).

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

Grandiose Views, Veiled In Twilight World 

Since prehistoric, this wonderfully excitingly secret dwelling has created scary deep rock formations in underground gaps and hidden rock chambers amid their surrounding waterfalls. This treacherous luring cliff vault and the abyss is home to pure magic twilight in this enticing deep wonderworld and underworld of shadows and greenery. Thus, with dramatic beauty, this place attracts an exciting approach to exploring an unknown world of nature.

Among the Playful Hay of Ravens

Ravens reside within this Canyon of grandeur and invite pleasant arts of flight. However, take care because the Ravens habitually approach in playful jacket-pinching mischief. Therefore Caution, prevails that people with sensitivity to heights should not climb into the mountain vault above Bees' Cliff  (14) without being double-secured with harnesses and other equipment.

Waterfalls and Majestic Rock Chambers (14)

However, this is overall the reason for the attraction of the place. Thanks to varying and dramatic scenery, create the ideal wildlife habitats that naturally utilize this rich, three-dimensional diversity in water and rock formations.

๐“๐ก๐ž V๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž K๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ A๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ

Water to the Capital

๐€๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ 

Knowing these natural aquifers and their synergies with water technologies is antiquity's highly valued historical legacy. In their context, they are a well-known concept that helps to understand that a mighty mountain massif that receives abundant and regular precipitation with chilly temperatures also provides the conditions for harbouring this water.

๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐จ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ

These historically and very early developed technical and geological-based methods for managing and saving enormous amounts of water that are often technically complex and aesthetically grandiose. The methods of this water technology vary significantly between different cultures and continents. Still, in the legacy of history, they are the basis of ancient civilizations' most important and original technological achievements.

A Canyon of Grandiose Beauty and Wildlife

The Wildlife of Bees' Cliff, Area No.14
Close Encounter With Playing Baboon Families
While this place is unique in many ways, there are also 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 Canyon (35) and Trails to the High Plateau. 
The paths up to Bees' Cliff (14) offer several options; the northern hillside of the tributary gorge (36), the southern slope of (38-39) - (15-16) and (41) - (42) within the map loop (14).

Grande Adventures of the Canyon

Bees' Cliff 14 requires Caution in the Canyon but
assists by the wide map loop surrounding the
 gentle and fascinating 
points 36 and 41-42
Activities & Nature (36) and (14)
A Pleasant Easternized Route along the Tributary Gorge.
However, since the abyss is close and with due care, it's advisably with a more easternized route commitment while following along the tributary gorge (36) within the map loop (14). This required Caution along the path is crucial for increased safety towards the abyss and to avoid suddenly scaring wildlife that enjoys socializing around the beautiful pools - just some ten metres above the plateau threshold and the abyss of Bees' Cliff  (14). This location, including the Canyon, is shown within the map loop (14).

A Walk in the Abyss with the Secretive Company of Hyenas.
This charmingly hidden gorge (36) - (14) delivers expectations where curiosity and excitement fill the atmosphere directly from the route's start. Gentle and refreshing winds provide visitors with a fresh coolness in a welcoming breeze from the Canyon below that is well camouflaging the scary smells of civilization from reaching the hyenas in depth. This tributary gorge (36) to the Canyon is shown within the lower section of the map circle (14).

Mountain Maps & Alerts

The Assistance of Path Directions (37)

The superficially lying water pipeline (37) is located on the slope above the valley [A]. This place is easily reached from below 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. Just before the Italian fortification (38) - (B) appears a theatrical view and potentially a dangerous downhill abyss. 

A Historic Site on the High Plateau

Entoto Maryam (43), the old Capital's central area, dramatically invites to this historical mountain's high table. Furthermore, the historical site of Entoto Maryam (43), with its museum and palace, rises just above Entoto Park [Z] and on the same mountain road.

The former Capital with Entoto Maryam Church (43)
After passing all the fascinating facilities of Entoto Park [Z], Entoto Maryam (43) dominates just above and allures to a vast high plateau. Together with the historic and quaint mountain town (43) with restaurants, this high plateau offers surprisingly gentle terrain.

A Multiple, Spatial Nature Dream

Very near but deeply below this Bees' Cliff (14), where these two streams meet, a place of idle creative nature is created, with splendid surprises in hidden prongs and open spaces with high slopes. The one who stays concealed between the tree trunks at point  (36) within the map loop (14) can quickly get very close to rumbling and relaxed hyenas. The southern slopes of the creek  (36) are a pretty steep yet comfortable hike with beautiful views down over this mysterious and lush nature with its invitingly open gorge and the two converging streams (36).

Entoto Natural Park (Nursery)

The native Ethiopian plants and trees directed the
 seasonal deluges historically into the mountains
 natural underground reservoirs and their surplus
 created a unique Nature and the River Nile. 
Creation of Natural Drinking Water
The Work Area of Many Endeavours
Entoto's High plateau appears among adorable Juniper hills and dreamlike meadows. Ultimately, this landscape of forgotten dreams reveals its southern border in Bees' Cliff's abyss (14). Here it shows very soon; the beautiful path (42) to Entoto Natural Park (Nursery) 34, where massive work has elapsed with nature restoration for many years. Ethiopia's indigenous plants and trees have provided nature with an immensely robust, well-anchored, soil-reinforcing root system. 

A High Plateau with Gentle Terrain.
This excursion to the Nursery is a pleasant wandering with a minimum change in altitude, where it usually permits dry rock to wade over 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).

Adventures above the Abyss

Grandiose Waterfall and Secret Rock Vault

[CAUTION] - Precautionary Commitments
**CAUTION - Bees' Cliff (14)
Bees' Cliff constitutes a hidden, unknown void that 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 contacts toward the bottom of the abyss are impossible.

14. **Enchanting Lush Attractions Above the Abyss.
In all the expressions of fundamental nature, a multi-dimensional, graceful beauty is nevertheless a false invitation to 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.

[CAUTION]: In Contact with Precipices

CAUTION: Dramatic Distances and High Altitudes.
Besides, Entoto Kidane Meret Sanctuary (32), with its Church and Monastery, is astonishingly hidden, tucked into the mountain massif's rising shoulder, and a dizzying perception arises very soon,n and demands care for young families. This observance is evident because dramatic views display spectacularly beautiful landscapes over the location of gorges, precipices and gullies.

Demanded Harness in Contact with Abyss. 
These unique impressions create a somewhat hazardous situation, confusing camera handling and keeping the feet away from the abyss. The importance of security precautions occurs quite soon, together with beautiful views when moving away from a bit of piece of this cosy Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) mountain town and Sanctuary (32).

The Trees Along the Brook in the Pictures:

 (Juniperus procera)

Variation with habitat creation:

Juniperus procera is the native species of Entoto, and it should dominate the future Natural Park.  Entoto Natural Park 1995). This means that the forest will look different all over. When designing with nature, the high importance dominates of creating habitats (biotopes) suitable for the area's physical conditions. After analyzing soil quality and eroded parts, biodiversity, water availability and catchment, limitations due to, e.g. high altitude, etc., the area's potential for accommodating specific plant communities can be estimated. The 17km² provides unique variations in elevation, humidity, climate, and soil if the conditions specified for each spot are considered when planting and managing (Hรฅkan Blanck and Pia Englund,
Juniperus procera
A valuable timber tree indigenous to Ethiopia and eastern Africa's highland forests 1,500-3,000 m. It does best in high rainfall but can survive quite dry conditions once established.
It is the largest juniper in the world. It performs well in Moist and Wet Weyna Dega and Dega agroclimatic zones (Azene Bekele-Tesemma 1993).

Juniperus Procera and Indigenous Trees



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