Catch stunning views over Addis Ababa and the surrounding area from the summit of Entoto Hill. The hill lies immediately north of Addis Ababa and is a popular destination for tourists in the area thanks to its beautiful views.
Standing in sharp contrast to the busy city below, Entoto Hill offers the opportunity to leave the hectic city behind and spend an afternoon immersed in the tranquil nature just outside the limits of the noise of Addis Ababa.
Exploring Entoto Hill
One of the most popular attractions in the city, Entoto Hill is well worth a visit on an afternoon excursion. Travellers can hike to the summit or take a local taxi part way up the hill - the university and national museum tempt many in for a visit.
It's not simply the scenery that makes Entoto Hill an interesting attraction; the hill is also home to a small traditional church and former palace residence to Addis Ababa emperors. The unspoilt venues offer visitors a unique glimpse into the history or Ethopia's distinct culture, and for a small fee travellers can enjoy a guided visit to learn more about these two historic buildings on Entoto Hill.
Throughout the year it's also not unusual to see local workers carrying large loads of eucalyptus wood up and down Entoto Hill, along with roadside stalls selling locally sourced fresh Ethiopian coffee - the perfect refreshment during an afternoon hike.
Varied attractions in Addis Ababa
Entoto Hill is just one of the many varied attractions on offer in the city, and along with points of interest like the merkato Addis Ababa.
Standing out amongst other Addis Ababa hotels, visitors can find all the services and amenities they need to enjoy a stay in the heart of the Ethopian capital.