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“Best Views of Addis From Here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Entoto Hill

Entoto Hill
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Addis Ababa
Type: Geologic Formations, Cultural
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Nairobi
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Best Views of Addis From Here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

If you want to get the best views of Addis, this is the place to be. At night, the city looks very beautiful all lit up. There are traders at view points and you can purchase Ethiopian merchandise at very good prices - just bargain!

Visited December 2013
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“Best view of Addis; historical site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Best spot to view Addis Ababa. Small museum with nice collection of period items (Menelik). The guide is helpful and know his facts but doesn't offer any of the historical color that must certainly surround the location. Inexpensive. Bumpy ride to get there but not a big deal.

Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“worth the drive for the views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

you definitely get a taste of the real Addis on this trip - and even for those days when the weather is raining or overcast you can still get some great views of the city - deinitely worth the trip!

Visited August 2013
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Long Buckby, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Four of us were taken here by car by an Ethiopian friend. We had a superb tour inside the church at the top of the hill, amazing paintings about 150 years old, with a lot of background in Coptic Christianity from a very good guide. We were also shown the little church from 700 years ago which is hewn out of rock. Further down the hill, passing ladies bent double with bundles of eucalyptus wood, we were taken round the museum (great if you are interested in embroidery) and the remains of the palace. Also another excellent guide. We didn't go into the church on this compound - looks colourful from the outside but maybe not so interesting inside? Excellent views over Addis at this and various points on the way down. Sharamida is the place if you want to buy traditional clothes.

Visited November 2013
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“Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We had a ride to the top and saw the sites, but the long walk down was a cultural trip I'll never forget. Our walking partners were locals carrying large bundles and just flying by us. Not to be missed.

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