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Entoto Hill

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Lisburn
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

beautiful view of the city and not too many tourists to share it with. interesting museum on site and minimal cost

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Karatu, Tanzania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The church and old palace up here were beautiful, and lots of fun to tour, but the best part was the views of Addis from the road up to the top of the hill. Theres also a good restaurant that is on the hill up that serves good tej-honey wine- and tibbs- grilled meat. Its a nice quiet escape from... More

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Khartoum, Sudan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You don't get a grand view from the top of the hill which makes the effort seem a little redundant. The museum was nice. Lush gardens and friendly tour guides were a plus.

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Israel
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you have time and the weather is good don't miss this place, the view of Addis is just amazing, in good day you can most of addis from this spot.

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Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The first church in Ethiopia built by Emperor Menelik and Empress Titu.. Truly a lovely historic and religious site on top of the Entoto Hill...with spiralling roads going up the hill giving travellers a chance to relish the breathtaking views of Addis... The 100 birr entrance fee however is not highly justified....photography is not allowed inside.. The palace of Menelik... More

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Lewiston, Maine
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My favorite place to go on the weekends. Just a few minibuses and it feels like you're in the country side. Only problem is that people are more likely to follow/ask for money than in the city. But the kids are actually quite fun to play with.

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

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

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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