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Entoto Hill

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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Pleasant trip outside of Addis

The Entoto Hills (also where Maryam Church is located) is a worthwhile visit while in Addis...one of our best-liked sites during our visit. Pleasant drive into the hills, nice... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Entoto Hills (also where Maryam Church is located) is a worthwhile visit while in Addis...one of our best-liked sites during our visit. Pleasant drive into the hills, nice walk while there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this place with my dad and few friends. It is located on a very higher hill or mountain. The view from this place is just unbelievable.

Thank Drew D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss to visit this place in Addis Abeba where you can find the Palace of Menelik II and from where you have a wonderful view over the surrounding landscape. It is well worth the time to climb the way up to the hill!

Thank Connyswede
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a bit of a drive to get up to Entoto mountain and the road is incredibly steep, but it is quite worth it. There is a nice view of the city below. The air is noticeably thinner at the top. There is a Orthodox church which is quite beautiful. Then you can see the museum. A helpful guide led... More 

Thank UncleHerm
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent view but nothing special. More could be done to create a proper viewing spot. Nice enough though.

Thank Daran71
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent trip to Entoto mountain! Should preferably have a guide and a driver of your own. Can recommend a good one: Ketema +251912010329 The best time of the day is naturally the morning when it's not too hot. A very nice view on a hill before arriving on the top, a couple of hundreds meter before the church, is worth... More 

Thank piaaal2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting to find a better view of the city but find it totally bland and smoky. The view is also partially blocked by trees and I went back without a worthwhile picture.

Thank Eric L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for a run on Entoto Mountain on Sunday morning. We started at about 9,000ft and ended at just over 10,000ft. It was awesome!!! The air is so clean and the temps were perfect! The Ethiopian runners were so fun to converse with along the way. My husband and I run at different speeds so he... More 

Thank MamaBossi
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

At Entoto Hills, you van find the colorful Church of St. Mary, the oldest palace in Addis Ababa built by Emperor Menelik II, and Addis Ababa's first church. In the St. MARY Church compound you can visit the church museum, and the grass roof palace of Menelik II - the founder of Addis Ababa, and the one who made Ethiopia... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Visited yesterday with friends after trying to go to the National Museum which was closed due to a power outage. There were local cabs around who wanted to charge 1000birr for one way and Entoto is only 9-10km from the museum. We had already spoken to a local inside who stated we should pay no more than 200 birr one... More 

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