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All reviews fresh air eucalyptus trees old palace offers a great view mary's church small museum beautiful view of the city menelik ii historical place hill top meters above sea level nice walk worth a trip highest point rich history entrance fee local guide
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

1  Thank Uday D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Dan0001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Giligirl30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Harvey R
Reviewed 8 October 2018

It was definitely a pleasant trip up to Entoto Hill. Not only were we amazed by how they preserved the castle and church of King Menelik but we were blown away by the view and the fresh air. It was definitely worth the hike up...More

Thank m2days
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We took a cab up from Addis Piaza neighbourhood up to Maryam Church for 300 bir. First get a ticket , which surprised us a bit by being 200 bir a person (National museum is only 10 a person). You get to see the museum,...More

Thank lottesahar
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the Maryam Church in Entoto Hill on our second day of touring Addis. The Church is set 3200 meters above sea level. The area is very congested and we were not allowed to see the church inside as it was for the locals...More

1  Thank sup409
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We were whisked up, up, up, past the donkeys and the gazillion people whose livelihoods include trekking up this highest high hill over Addis. It was a cool “slice” of humanity, and when we finally reached the overlook, the view was stunning. Addis is HUGE!...More

1  Thank Howardrpets
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Entoto Hill is a large mountain on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. It is the location where the King built his palace during the first days of the city's development so that he could look out over his domain. So as you can imagine, it...More

3  Thank Elisabeth T
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place with Nice views and interesting historical spots. Take a taxi to entoto market and then walk the rest of the way (1.5-2h maximum) instead of taking a taxi all the way up. The road is paved and the nature around it absolutely beautiful....More

2  Thank EllaLi J
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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
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idna123
6 March 2016|
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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
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