The Unique Features of Unity Park of Ethiopia
The Features of Unity Park
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.
What can you visit in a Unity Park of Ethiopia?
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.
The Unity Park of Ethiopia has three major tourist attractions.
- Natural Tourist Attractions
- Historical and Heritage Tourist Attractions and
- Cultural Tourist Attractions
Historical Artifacts of National Palace
Historical artifacts show not only the existence of objects in a Palace but also show the level of an ancient civilization. None of the artifacts of the palace was an ordinary item. But everything was made of gold, from the king’s throne to simple restaurant materials. For example, the photo frame, Jewelry, Book covers, utensils, and other sculptures were all made of gold. Among the historical artifacts, historical and religious books written by Amharic, English, and Geez languages. These books are so old and can be used for research and study worldwide. It is also used to teach history to future generations.
Traditional and handmade furniture, advance telecommunication device, transportation cars and photo gallery of great world leaders are also among the historical artifacts of National Palace.
The Unity Park sculpture
Various sculptures of the park depict the culture, civilization, and strength of Ethiopian nationalities. sculptures are made of wood, stone, and mud. Moreover, the hand-crafted sculptures show Ethiopian masterpieces.
How can visit a Unity Park of Ethiopia?
Opening Time of the Unity Park
The Unity Park has no time limit for visiting and staying inside, but the park opens six days per week, starting from 9 am morning to 4 pm afternoon. The unity park is closed every Monday for cleaning the park. The ticket office of the park does not deliver services at lunchtime. On other hand, visiting the unity park takes about 3-4 hours. The park has the capability of accommodating about 1500 visitors per day.
Unity Park Payment Method
In order to visit the Unity park of Ethiopia, first, buy an entrance ticket. So visitors can buy entrance tickets or pay for entrance by three methods. The first method of payment option is by sending a text to 6030. The second payment option is online payment using Ethio telecom. The third option is paying on the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. The Last payment option is buying an entrance ticket at the gate of the Park. So, how much the entrance ticket costs?
Unity Park Entrance Ticket Fee:
- 300.00 ETB/Visitor for regular domestic visitor without tour guide
- 1,100.00 ETB/Visitor for domestic Special or VIP visitor with tour guide
- 740.00 ETB/ Visitor for regular international visitor without tour guide
- 1,850.00 ETB/Visitor for foreign VIP visitor with full operation of tour guide
All the payments mentioned above are per person. If you are going to visit the park with your family, multiply the unit price by the number of your family. Before processing the payment online, please be sure of the date and time you will be available for visiting. For further information, call on office number +251-11 122 6767.
Click here to buy the entrance ticket of the park. Online.
Rules and Conditions of the Park
All visitors MUST adhere to the rules and conditions of a park while coming to and visiting the park. Visitors are expected strictly expected to learn the rules and conditions.
Rule and Condition 1:
Visitors should have a valid identification document and payment slip.
Rule and Condition 2:
The following materials are strictly forbidden to bring to the park: sharp objects, flammable objects, firearms, food, and beverages of any kind, chewing Gum, beauty products, personal video and photo cameras (But cell phone and tablets are allowed), laptop computers, cigarettes including electronic cigarettes, narcotics, and pets.
Rule and Condition 3:
The Park strictly prohibits the following actions and behaviors inside the park:
- Walking on the grass and white marbles.
- Dropping the Litter like tissue paper, food, or water containers. Instead, use the trash baskets.
- Touching objects, displays, walls, and projection or video screens
- Make exorbitantly noisy commotions
- Disturbing the animals, and
- Smoking cigarettes or using other types of narcotics
How can travel to the Unity Park of Addis Ababa?
Many Taxi services are available in Addis Ababa to travel where you want to go. No need to negotiate the price of taxi services. The payment rate of taxi services calculated based on travel distances. The calculation is available online on mobile apps or by multiplying the distance by a given unit price.
Top three convenient taxi services are
- Ride Meter Taxi – call 8294 or download the apps and order your travel. Also, select a suitable car for your travel.
- Feres–call 6090 or download the apps to order your travel
- Zayride–Call 6303 or download the apps to order your travel
The following sources help me to prepare the blog to provide further information about unity park of Ethiopia.
- Unity Park Documentary Film narrated by Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Ethiopia National Television.
- Unity Park of Ethiopia – official website
- Feedbacks of Unity Park Visitors