Mount Entoto
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Magedalian
Warsaw, Poland2 contributions
There is no doubt that Addis Ababa is much better with a guide, and in my experience, Yonas is the perfect guide. He is energetic, knowledgeable and understands what his guests want to see. Our day ran well over time, but Yonas would not stop until he had shown us everything we needed to see. He made my stay in Addis Ababa exceptional, I highly recommend at least the one day tour, but definitely book him for as much time as you have in Ethiopia here is his whats-app contact detail +25 1913384298 he is quick and responsive
Written December 15, 2020
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Dainna
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We had a ten hour layover in Addis Contacted Yonas on (WhatsApp(+251913384298) and wanted to get the most out of our time. I emailed over ten different companies and Yonas at Marathon Ethiopia Tour and Travel was the most helpful and offered the best price. We went back and forth many times coming up with the best plan to suit our interests - Yonas was very patient and helpful the whole time.

Yared (driver) and Adisu (guide) picked us up from the airport and took us to En Toto, Debre Libanos and the Merkato. They were incredibly friendly and informative. they made sure we got to see everything we wanted and more. Both of them really added to our experience and really made us feel welcome and comfortable. We highly highly recommend them to anyone looking for a tour company in Ethiopia (I believe they do longer trips as well as day trips)!
Written March 22, 2020
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S C
London, UK259 contributions
Friends
The drive up revelatory, with poor women carrying huge, heavy bundles of wood down to market (for a pittance). Also on the way you pass a v cheap street market selling well- made local clothing, including shawls for women to wear in Ethiopian Churches.
The small price of entry covers the little museum, royal summeir houses, a chapel, but not '( for us anyhow) the interior of the Church.
Written February 17, 2020
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Jake
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
My wife and I fell in love with Ethiopian food in Canada, so when we had a chance to add Addis Ababa as a stopover on our way to Cairo we jumped on the opportunity. Our guide Yonas & our driver were very patient as it took us a bit longer than expected to get boarding passes and visas sorted out. Although it was not advertised as a private tour, it was turned out that we were the only tourists booked with them—so we got a private tour! As it was Sunday, the mercato was quieter than usual, but we still got to walk through the market and to smell the spices and buy incense. Yonas then took us to Tomoca for a European take on Ethiopian coffee. We got to attempt making injera much to the locals’ amusement! We loved the history and colour that Yonas provided as we drove through the Piassa. Lunch at the Taitu hotel was good, but the real highlight is the history of Addis’ first hotel and the beautiful wooden interior. After lunch, We headed up into the mountains to a small village to take in the views and to participate in a traditional coffee ceremony. We got to roast the coffee beans over coals and to grind the coffee with a mortar and pestle. We finished off the day with Tej (Ethiopian honey wine) at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant—which has a very unique flavour unlike any mead that we’ve previously tasted and packs quite a punch. Afterwards, Alex dropped us off at our hotel and went in with us to make sure we got our room and transfer back to the airport arranged properly. We were grateful to have such a well-informed and very kind and considerate guide for the day.

The only thing we would love for Yonas to be able to add either to this tour or as a separate option would be to learn to make Ethiopian staples like kitfo or doro wat or shiro. But given the amount we got to do in one day, we felt this was an excellent value and good use of our day stopover. We’d recommend this tour to anyone looking to get a truly local food-centric experience
Written January 8, 2020
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ADB
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
What a great experience at Entoto Park. The park was recently inaugurated by the prime minister on 10/10/2020. I was there May 2021. The viewpoint overlooking Addis Ababa city is breathtaking. This is definitely a crown jewel for the city. Different events occur there throughout the year and I witness a "picture-taking" wedding ceremony event, which was beautiful and colorful. The "I Love Ethiopia" display where visitors can take pictures is a classic and must have. This is truly a first-class park and a place for all visitors should visit.
Written June 22, 2021
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar7,857 contributions
Solo
Addis Ababa already sits at 2300 metres above sea level but driving up Mount Entoto takes you to nearly 3500 metres into beautiful clear air amongst the eucalyptus forest. Hundreds of people coming down the mountain with their donkeys and themselves laden with wood and burning dung to sell in the city or just coming into the city to worship. The views are stunning ..beware at 3500 metres can get short of breath in the thinner air. They are building a purpose built observation platform which will be superb. The drive up through where people live and trade is as interesting as the view at the top as well as the hundreds of working donkeys. Must see part of an Addis Ababa visit.
Written February 29, 2020
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Pahit
Tel Aviv District, Israel151 contributions
Construction on the road leading up makes the journey 90% of the experience. Be patient and watch people maneuvering the cars, trucks, and construction crews. There is construction on top for a new lookout point and park. You can already stand on the lookout point and see the whole city of Addis spread before you.
Written March 8, 2020
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Jules
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia35 contributions
Friends
Fresh air and forest area is great in the morning, and they also designed a quite extensive asphalt walking and biking path including a cafe, parking space etc. (at the top entrance to Gulele turn right into the road). However, they did start construction again last week and closed most of the path. Hope it’s gonna open soon without restrictions to walking and running!
Written April 16, 2020
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Patricia H
Clacton-on-Sea, UK114 contributions
This is quite a journey. I would advise a guide with a driver which we had as there is much history there but also a number of villages worth a visit. This is a chance to view the city which makes you appreciate all the trees around. On the way down we visited a village where there are local goods to purchase, especially beauttful clothes.
Written February 13, 2020
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Ayesh A
Awasa, Ethiopia111 contributions
Friends
Nice view and good place to visit. Weekend was full of crowds and difficult to get in. Since it was in up hill, use a proper vehicle to go there. I have seen most of the vehicles are stuck due to the terrain. Also will face some problem to find a proper parking spot.
Written November 26, 2020
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