The Mountain of Entoto
Historically, Entoto Mountain was a palace and the royal court to Emperor Menelik in the 1800s. The mountain serves as the “lung of Addis Ababa” because the dense forest regulates the climate condition of the city. Later, the Ethiopian Prime Minister started Entoto Natural park of Addis Ababa as a tourist attraction .
The park is a unique natural sight in a mountain area for relaxation and pleasure. It is at the north edge of Addis Ababa at an altitude of 2600m to 3200 meters. Now, the Park is fully delivering services with many indoor and outdoor adventure and recreational activities. In other words, visitors of the park can get services from the best service providers. Moreover, the recreational adventure and tourist attraction sights also open for visitors. In addition, the park is suitable for families or group visitors to cook by themselves and stay at a tented camp. Likewise, Entoto Park has a standard Amphitheatre and playing ground.
The Unity Park of Ethiopia is one of the most modern and multi-faceted tourist attractions in the country. The Ethiopian Unity Park is in the compound of the National Grand Palace, which is at Arat kilo in Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II built the National Grand Palace on 40,000 square meters of land in the 1800s during his reign. Since then, the palace has served as a residence for the leaders of Ethiopia.
Unity Park of Ethiopia is one of the beautification projects of Addis Ababa. The Ethiopia Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed built the Unity Park project with five billion Ethiopian Birr and has open for visitors since October 2019. The unity park founded on 20 hectares of the National Grand Palace. Moreover, the unity park of Ethiopia gives an opportunity to learn from historical events, cultural values, and natural gifts.
The Unity Park of Ethiopia has natural, cultural, historical, and heritage tourism attractions all in one place. The unique natural attractions of Unity Park are zoos with 37 mammals, nine types of animals, namely Giraffes, Zebras, Kudu, Impala, Eland, Gemsbok, Nyala, Wildebeest, and White Rhino, thirteen species of aquatic animals, and indigenous various birds in the aviary. The Black Mane Lions’ are also found only in Ethiopia. Another natural attraction of Unity Park is the traditional Garden with indigenous plants.