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All reviews fresh air eucalyptus trees old palace small museum beautiful view of the city menelik ii historical place nice walk highest point worth a trip meters above sea level entrance fee rich history national museum local guide firewood church
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The views are good and the museum is interesting if a bit expensive. Unfortunately no photos are allowed inside

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank trevorc93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What you will see on the road from Addis is pretty amazing,... women carrying big chunks of wood, goats, donkeys,... for the rest, the top of the hill has a small museum (not worth) and what they call a palace... it s actually some houses...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 199fabianf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An important location in the history of Addis, Ethiopia and Africa in general. The place where the foundation of Addis as the capital of Ethiopia was established by Emperor Menelik and Empress Taitu. The original palace still stands as does the 1st church. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 765alc
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Pleasant tio visit, but the entry fee iss way too high for what it is - and they wont even let you go inside the church,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rakdaow
Reviewed 2 December 2018

It is a lovely drive to top of the hill. We stopped at look out point which allowed us to see for about 180 degrees. At the top of the hill is St Mary's church and a little museum. The museum has interesting pieces but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GarethKZN
Reviewed 1 December 2018

The entoto area is a real ecape from the Addis chaos. Menelik II is one of the big heroes of Ethiopi's (recent) history. His palace is small, charming, hidden away, almost difficult to find. The guide was pure surrealism.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pieter_Belgium_1969
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Toto in Kiswahili means a child and Entoto is so much larger than life. I decided to visit this special place a few weeks ago with a relative who had missed his flight to South Africa, and had just half a day in Addis before...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Uday D
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Love climb up the mountains...The Eucalyptus Forest was amazing...so close to Addis yet so very different.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dan0001
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I visited Entoto during my time in Addis this fall, going with one of our guides that we have used on previous visits. It doesn’t take terribly long (max 1-2 hrs) to tour the tiny museum (relics of Emperor Menelik) and walk around the grounds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Giligirl30
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Museum was interesting but small and not very professional. Church exterior nice but couldn’t go inside. Rates for guides seems to vary, so ask in advance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harvey R
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Alain F
21 January 2017|
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Response from 524trip | Reviewed this property |
Yes, please contact a tour facilitator there by the following email: Dawit who works at Gada Sunlight Tours and Travel. They can do their best for you. Call him by +251920337314
6 March 2016|
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Response from Dxbliz | Reviewed this property |
On a one day visit, I would definitely include this site on your itinerary. It does not take very long to get there, and the site itself only takes a short time to see everything, but with a good guide you can get a nice... More