Accommodation and Food Services
Shero Meda (Shiromeda) CommunityThe nearest location to the guest house, hotel, and amenities for tourism is the Shero Meda (Shiromeda) community. However, this community and its central station just below the Park's threshold are both quite extensive. Furthermore, this community's possibilities for accommodations include an extent clearly south, north and to the east of this Shero Meda (Shiromeda) indication on this satellite image.
Accommodations North of Shero Meda (Shiromeda)A brief outline on this satellite image and the map above shows just above Shero Meda the location of a few connections between the roads to Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) and Entoto Maryam (43). This district at the northern Shero Meda thus offers some selections of itineraries and accommodations within a mile or more to the north but also east of Shero Meda (Shiromeda) community.
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 mile north and east of Shero Meda's (Shiromeda) centre, shown in the above satellite image with its map.
Entoto Kidane Mehret Church and CommunityThe choice of Entoto Kidane Mehret (1) as a central base for further exploration of the Park is natural because both municipal buses and taxis regularly have this place as the final location. The public coaches and taxis are very frequently coming to Entoto Kidane Mehret before they again turn downhill and soon arrives in the Shero Meda (Shiromeda) station and society and further the more central part of the Capital.
Facing north from the top ridge, one looks out over vast plains, towards Sululta and some bare mountains. The mountain ridge on which the Park is located constitutes a big water divider. The northern slope drains into the Blue Nile, and the precipitation from the southern slope will
end up in the Awash River.
This has the curious result that two raindrops falling at the same time just a few centimetres apart, will have entirely different destinies. This while one of the drops will after a long journey, reach the Mediterranean Sea. In contrast, the other will pass through the city of Addis Ababa, eventually evaporating in the Danakil Desert, as the Awash River never reaches the sea.
The lower part of the Park adjoins Addis Ababa's northern outskirts, at the district known as Shero Meda (Shiromeda).Coming from the central parts of the city, the Entoto Avenue leads up to the school of Kuskuam in the north of Shero Meda, and further along the border of the Park to the Church of Entoto Maryam (Håkan Blanck and Pia Englund, Entoto Natural Park 1995).
Shero Meda (Shiromeda) - Central Station for Bus and Taxi.This community in the northern district of the Capital offers here a central station for further taxi and bus services to the Capital's city centre and direct taxi connection to Entoto Maryam (43) as well as Entoto Kidane Mehret (1). However, the town and station Shero Meda is close enough to Entoto Kidane Mehret to offer a pleasant walk to Entoto Natural Park. Shero Meda (Shiromeda) is also the place that allows the most convenient access to Entoto Maryam (43), located on Entoto's plateau.
Entoto Park (Z)