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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Get out of the city in the city.

Great landscape complete with monkeys and local farms though be prepared to pay the local kids to watch your vehicle. Best to negotiate a price for them to split between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great landscape complete with monkeys and local farms though be prepared to pay the local kids to watch your vehicle. Best to negotiate a price for them to split between themselves BEFORE you leave your vehicle.

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Going up to Entoto Hill gives a very nice view on the town. It is probably best after a rainfall when the dust above the town has partly been removed. Also, a visit to the Palace gives a brief introduction to the history of Ethiopia and Addis Abeba itself.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Entoto is beautiful! Such a variety of landscape there. I was there twice, the first time at noon and the second time at dusk. Beautiful colors, a must see!

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Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

You can see the Addis from this point, but not to much only part of the city. The history of the foundation of the city is nice explain for this point/

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You can see nice eucalyptus forest on the way up to the hill as well as ladies carrying branches to sell them as fire wood. at the Top there are couple of churches and monasteries.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I took a minibus taxi (about 3 birr) to the top. The museum was interesting, but not worth the entrance fee. The best thing is to walk down the road about 10 minutes to enjoy an amazing view of Addis. It is also a small coffee store there.

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spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Typical round church on a hill over looking Addis. The way up and the top allow you to see Addis in full. Interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Entoto isn't easy to reach by taxi or public transport unless you know your way around Addis Ababa, but it's worth the effort as you pass through 3,000m into the clean, thin air and see a panorama of the city and the countryside around. You will have the unpaved road to yourself on the far side through the eucalyptus forest,... More 

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Lisbon. Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This hill is an historic landmark for Addis and Ethiopia, as it marks the beginning of the new capital. The church is colourful and interesting as a good example of its architectural style. The old palace, even if very simple, is graceful and gives you an idea of how the life was on the court of Menelik the second.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I ended up here by mistake as my driver did not understand where I wanted to go, but I am pleased I by the mistake as it was a wonderfully interesting drive and location. Very small and dusty museum and everything is in Amharic, so do use the guide (free but leave a small tip). You have to lock your... More 

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