Addis Ababa's Parks

We invite you to experience the Addis Ababa’s parks with their ability to produce a genuine and powerful creative joy. Here many families can reunite and rejoice in being free from stress and regaining health as well as stimulation.

2 days

Hotel

Camping

Trekking

Program

Day 1

Entoto Natural Park

Entoto Natural Park is a park of serenity and resounding joy. It’s a unique place to discover the most breathtaking ancient mountain nature with streams flowing from clear springs and waterfalls. The park lies on the south-eastern slopes of Entoto Mountain, between the northern limit of the city of Addis Ababa at an altitude of 2,600 m and the track along the mountain ridge at altitude over 3,100 m.

As fascinating and captivating as Entoto Natural Park is, it lacked the necessary infrastructures and stayed underdeveloped for long. To establish these necessary infrastructures and to make it a world-class visitor experience Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed initiated The Entoto Project alongside The Sheger Riverside projects. Built with great imagination and ingenuity, the planning and construction of the park were undergone by only Ethiopians in terms of Knowledge and finance.

Now Entoto Park is fully equipped with various indoor and outdoor facilities including sports centres, library, entertainment, restaurants and coffee shops, artificial Lake and fountains walkways, bike, scooter and cart roots. Most of these facilities were constructed using local material so they blend in beautifully with the natural environment of the park. Entoto Natural Park will be significant in terms of facilitating service economies and changing the look and feel of the city of Addis Ababa.

Some interesting activities in Entoto Natural Park include a paintball arena which is a haven for everyone who enjoys a good game of paintball. A Horse riding ranch for both adults and children. Adults can follow a 3-5 km trekking route on horseback while children have their horse-riding arena with a trainer and also outdoor archery. Entoto Park includes a large outdoor amphitheatre that will be used for concert theatres and live music.

Other sights that can be seen on foot in the natural environment of Entoto Natural Park include views of Addis Abeba, Entoto Mariam Church, and the historical museum, Menelik’s Palace, two Kedus Raguel and Kedus Elias Churches from different eras, the Washa Mikael Church ruins, and runners training on the forest trails.

The new park will continue to be a particular interest to birdwatchers with some 200 bird species registered in the mixed habitats of forest woodland, rock sloop cliffs and marshes. Of the total species recorded the Abyssinian Catbird (Parophasma Galiniei) and Yellow-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus Flavifrons) are endemic to Ethiopia.

Day 2

Unity Park

Established in 2019, the park is located at the Grand Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a compound that has been a seat of state for more than a century.

The total land coverage of the grand palace is 40 acres and it contains myriads of historical buildings and plants that date back to the time of Emperor Menelik II, the founder of the Grand Palace.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, absolutely. Adimasu Travel is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. We ask that you carefully consider whether you are physically and mentally able to complete the itinerary you have chosen, recognising that on many trips you will be required to carry your bags and use public transport.

Where we can we will make reasonable adjustments to the operation of our trips to facilitate the requirements of disabled travellers – such as booking ground floor accommodation, or having our leaders communicate important directions in writing as well as verbally.

Many travellers with disabilities have been able to enjoy our trips by travelling with a friend or companion who can assist with specific needs. If joining a group trip is not practical we may be able to provide you with a private departure. Please contact our team for further information on any of our itineraries.

We will try our very hardest to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case.

Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information onto your leader. It is also a great idea to bring a card with your dietary requirements written in the local language for those times you are eating away from the group.

Our camping sites have all the creature comforts to bush camping. We provide the tent and sleeping mats, but you will need to bring your sleeping bag.

What you need to bring will vary according to your style… Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you can carry and lift your luggage, and walk with it for short distances.

Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Below are some ideas and helpful tips on what you specifically need for this trip.

Closed in shoes. As this trip includes camping and some bush walking we highly recommend that you take a pair of comfortable, closed-in walking shoes. Closed-in shoes will help to protect your feet from cuts and scratches when walking through bush/grass-lands, and will also act as a barrier protection in rare cases against bites or stings from dangerous animals in this environment.

Lightweight clothing. You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight clothing, some warm items for the evenings, and long shirts and pants for protection against mosquitoes in the malaria areas. Ex-military or military style clothing and equipment is not recommended.

Waterproof/windproof jacket is a good idea for wet days, and early morning or evening game activities when it can be cool.

Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.

This tour outlines our commitment to preserving the environment, supporting local communities, protecting the vulnerable and giving back to the places we travel. All our trip leaders, suppliers and staff are trained on these principles and are core to us delivering sustainable, experience-rich travel.
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