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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 0940637476
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It was refreshingly cool, like being in Kenya's Limuru.

Perhaps the best thing about going to Entoto are the sights along the way, if you are a photographer especially, you might be tempted to click away all the way, fewer places could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
kimchoge
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perhaps the best thing about going to Entoto are the sights along the way, if you are a photographer especially, you might be tempted to click away all the way, fewer places could be more picturesque.

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is an interesting drive up the mountain to arrive at Entoto. An on-site guide takes you through the small museum, palace and church. The palace was underwhelming because there are no interior furnishings.

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Thank AnitafromDC
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a terrific morning traveling to Entoto Hill and the sights along the way made the journey both astonishing and captivating.

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Thank P B
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was going to post a picture of the view up there but I don't want to spoil it. If you like picturesque vistas, I can't imagine better. Plus a really old really cool church at the top, no not the one everyone goes to. See for yourself.

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Thank Jason B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent and neat history and church items - very rich in both domains. Menelik's palace was stunning in its simplicity - a real testament to his modesty in spite of being emperor.

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Saltfleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The climb up out of the city to Entoto Hill affords great views. If, like us, you are transported there in comfort by motor vehicle, you will be put to shame as you pass old ladies bent double under the weight of eucalyptus branches! At the top, there is an interesting church to visit as well as the surprising original... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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20 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if what youre really after is just a great view of Addis, come on up Entoto, but before you get to the St Mary's church at the top, theres a great place to stop, park and get out and see a great view. The church does have a tour and stuff, but unless youre just an Ethiopian Church junkie you... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

from Entoto you have a spendid view over Addis Abeba, but only if there are no cloubs. The altitude, 3000 mtr, is not for everybody

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entoto Hill was the first place our guide brought us to on our tour of Addis Ababa ! It is the perfect location to get an overview of the capital of Ethiopia and enable a first time visitor to orient himself in an otherwise city without much reference points . It is also a good way to learn why there... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views of the city on the way up, museum is small , interesting but not amazing, street kids come running to greet you when you stop to take photos

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