Enjoy panoramic views of the capital from Entoto Hill, a popular outing spot for local families. The area houses a former summer palace of King Menelik II, who developed the hills and densely forested them with eucalyptus trees imported from Australia at the end of the 19th century. Known as the lungs of Addis Ababa, the hills also serve as the training grounds for Ethiopian athletes. Reaching a height of 3,200 m (10,500 ft), the mountain features a government-run space observatory on the top, as well as a number of monasteries. Visit the small local museum in a colorful hexagonal church. Put Entoto Hill into our Addis Ababa online route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Entoto Hill Reviews
Make sure to include this on one of your tours. There are a couple of key spots with good views, so ensure your driver takes you to a good spot. more »
Le site est sympa, une belle église, un musée très petit et l'ancien palais de Ménélik. Visite avec un guide obligatoire. Dans les hauteurs, vue sur Addis. more »The site is nice, a beautiful church, a very small museum and the old palace of Menelik. Visit with a mandatory guide. In the heights, view of Addis.
Splendid view over Addis
Such nice view from the mount and air so fresh I had never feel such a fresh air
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