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), 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 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 yet in close walking contact located on the threshold below the southern outer rim of this high plateau. 

14. A Great Wildlife View and Meandering River

This plateau just above Bees' Cliff (14) is a magnificently beautiful 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.

Detailed Description of the Hiking Trails

14. Among the Playful Hay of the Ravens
Thus, with dramatic beauty, this place attracts an exciting approach to exploring an unknown world of nature. Since prehistoric, this wonderfully excitingly secret dwelling has created scary deep rock formations in underground gaps and hidden rock chambers amid their surrounding waterfalls.

Grandiose Views Above the Veiled Twilight World (14). 
Here in this enticing deep underworld of shadows and greenery, this treacherous luring cliff vault and abyss gives a home to pure magic twilight where Ravens reside and invite to pleasant arts of flights as well as approaches in playful jacket pinching mischief.

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 utilise 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 a highly valued historical legacy of antiquity. 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 given 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 very 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 civilisations' most essential 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 (41- 42)
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).

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, splendid surprises in both hidden prongs and open spaces with high slopes. The one who stays a little concealed between the tree trunks at point  (36) can quickly get very close to rumbling and relaxed hyenas. The southern slopes of the creek  (36) are quite steep yet comfortable hiking with beautiful views down over this mysterious and lush nature with its invitingly open gorge and its two converging streams (36).

Further Activities & Nature (36) and (14)
A pleasant easternized route along the tributary gorge 36.
However,  the abyss is close and with due care; therefore, a more easternized route commitment should be preferred. This is not only for increased safety but also to avoid suddenly scaring wildlife that enjoys socializing around the beautiful pools right above the plateau threshold and the abyss of Bees' Cliff  (14).

A walk in the abyss with the secretive company of hyenas.
Directly from the route's start in this small hidden gorge  (36), gentle winds deliver pleasure 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 the depth of the gorge  (35).

Adventure above the Abyss

Grandiose Waterfall 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, 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.

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.

[CAUTION]: In Contact with Precipices

 the Abyss of Bees Cliff (14)
CAUTION: Dramatic Distances and High Altitudes.
Besides, Entoto Kidane Meret Sanctuary (32) with its Church and Monastery is astonishing hidden, tucked into the mountain massif's rising shoulder, dizzying perception arises very soon and demands care for young families. This observance is evident because dramatical views display spectacularly beautiful landscapes over the location of gorges, precipices and gullies.

Demanded Harness in Contact with Abyss. 
These unique impressions give a somewhat hazardous situation with confusing handling a camera and keeping the feet away from the abyss. The importance of security precautions occurs rather immediately when you move away from a little 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. This does not mean that the forest will look the same all over. When designing with nature, it is essential to create habitats (biotopes) suitable for the area's physical conditions. After analysing 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, Entoto Natural Park 1995).
Juniperus procera
A valuable timber tree indigenous to Ethiopia and eastern Africa 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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