The High Plateau of Entoto Natural Park
14. A Great Wildlife View and Meandering RiverThis 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|
Grandiose Views & A Hidden 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 where thanks to varying and dramatic scenery create the ideal habitats for wildlife that naturally utilizes this rich, three-dimensional diversity in water and rock formations.
|The Wildlife of Bees' Cliff, Area No.14|
Close Encounter With Playing Baboon FamiliesWhile this place is unique in many many ways, there are also reservations about the impact people can exert on its nature. Because this site contains not only what is desirable for people but also wildlife, the result is that a conflict of interest and living space can occur.
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, here is created a place of idle creative nature, 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 but 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)|
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 gorge (35).
The Trees Along the Brook in the Pictures:
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 water 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 taken into consideration when planting and managing (Håkan Blanck and Pia Englund, Entoto Natural Park 1995).
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).