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Entoto Hill

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Nairobi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Here you get to see Addis Ababa from the top of the hill and the palace of Menelik. There is a lot to learn about the Country's rich history.

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Tsukuba, Japan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

At the top of hill, there is imperial palace. It is very simple and not wide compound but I could feel his life and will to manage the country more better. On the compound there is one apricot tree and its flower was very good.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I took several minibuses up to the Entoto Maryam Church and palace, I think this was easier because it was a Sunday. The museum was nice, but Holy Trinity Cathedral Museum had a better collection and it wasn't really worth seeing again for 5 USD. I walked down and the views were nice, and the walk was pleasant. The bottom... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The view of the city, visiting the museum and pondering about the former palace. Meeting the monks and people who live there.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a gorgeous drive and has cool breezes, trees, and lovely views. Most tours, half or full day, will include this.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I really enjoyed my trip up to Entoto Mountains. I took about a half-day (a guided tour with a car) to go up to hill This mountain quite large, takes about 45 minutes to drive to the top. My tour guide, a 12 years old very intelligent Mickbir did a good job no one could have done better. I found... More

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Sydney, Australia
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Museum was small but interesting. The buildings behind it were fascinating when one considers the emperor 100 years ago lived in a modest castle made of strwa roof and mud brick sides. A tour guide is essential to understand the history and know where to go. The view from the top is amazing but it was not a clear... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A steep drive with some great views of the city of Addis. Locals tell me that Entoto was the first town before Addis could develop and be built. really worth the drive and if you have a chance do some shopping for traditional Ethiopian wear at the bottom of Entoto hill.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The trip up the hill was beautiful.Winding roads,great scenery, ever green trees and our talkative guide. We started off with the museum where we were charged 40 birrs. All cameras and phones are stored in safes outside the museum as they do not allow tourists to take photos. The museum is small but has great history on Haile. Our second... More

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Breda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A nice place to get away from the hectic Addis city life. Great views. Groups of children might come up to any visitor that doesn't look African, to ask for candy or Birr.

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