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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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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It is a long drive to get across Addis and up the mountain. However, it you happen to arrive on a clear day it is well worth it. The church and palace at the top are interesting, but not worth the cost (100 Birr).

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We took a drive up Entoto. It was nice to get out of the city for a bit. The sites are beautiful, the church and palace at the top are interesting. Definitely worth your time.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful! Mountainous, a drive up the hill is awesome. When you come back you will enjoy the beautiful view and breath.

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Addis Ababa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a nice place to visit when you get tired of the city. It has history and culture combined. Most enjoyable if you are a hiking and nature's person as you can see the city from above while getting some fresh air.

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Nairobi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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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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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 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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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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