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Menagesha Suba Forest Park

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Beautiful but tough in the wet season

First things first - doing this as a day trip in the wet season is a bad idea. It takes two hours... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
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Nice breeze outside Addis

It is not far at all from Addis Ababa.. you can go and camp there or have a room(very cheap) in the... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
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“picnic”(2 reviews)
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Oromia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Great forest of Juniper, Hagenia and other indigenous trees, covering a high peak, perfect for picnic and walking

Thank die-suessen
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

First things first - doing this as a day trip in the wet season is a bad idea. It takes two hours to get out there from Addis and then back in again due to traffic and the rain renders the mud road up to the entrance nearly impassable....More

Thank Exploration437329
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

It is not far at all from Addis Ababa.. you can go and camp there or have a room(very cheap) in the guest house inside the forest.

1  Thank Mervat S
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We went on a pre-arranged day trip with Venture Ethiopia. I would not recommend going with them for a number of reasons: 1. They arrived 1 hour late to collect us. 2. They were not prepared with our lunch which meant we had to wait...More

4  Thank WildlifePhelps
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It's nice place for walking to the forest and hike to the Mugli pick. I can just combine that. It's possible too make a camp. I went there with my family. It was perfect for my two boys. We had one night camping. It's not...More

1  Thank mparany
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a good 90 minutes outside of the center of Addis Ababa. It is a beautiful forest and well worth the drive. If you have a 4 wheel drive you can actually drive up part of the mountain. But that seems like you are...More

2  Thank Travel_Dreammer
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Roughly 90 minutes drive from Addis Abeba. Perfect for a daytrip or a long weekend. Breathtaking (you can take that literally as you are pretty high), fresh air, a lot of animals. Difficult to get lost if you take the walkways. Don't expect maps or...More

1  Thank Annelies D
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The best place to go hiking and camping near Addis Ababa, Suba Menagesha forest park has Giant trees, Big Baboons and Deers out of many other things you would see. It has 3 camping sites and some rooms at the base of the camp. The...More

7  Thank Nadirx20
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This was a long trip on some bad roads and the end produced was not really worth the effort. An interesting place and the oldest in Africa but needs more than a little TLC to make me return.

1  Thank Jamesholden
Reviewed 23 April 2016

we had a great time getting out of the big city and spending some time in the forest of menagasha. be careful, though. our picnic was interrupted by local kids who wander in and out of the park and were a bit of a nuisance....More

4  Thank Drew Y
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8 September 2018|
Response from Exploration437329 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you really need to get a car with a driver or pay the taxi to wait for you. If it's still raining a lot, you will need a four wheel driver vehicle as the road is steep and unsealed. It will cost about USD$100 - $110 for... More
5 October 2017|
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Response from GonzaloG729 |
Advisable with a driver (1.5 hours) but you can use public transportation too (3 hours)
24 September 2017|
Response from Travel_Dreammer | Reviewed this property |
Contact Who? The park? As far as I know there is no contact other than going to the park.