Where is the closest place to Addis where one can see wildlife?
I am particularly interested in the Gilada Baboons, but I would also like to see birds, preferably in a natural setting.
As far as I understand most of the Ethiopian forest disappeared and near Addis, the Entoto only has Eucalyptus. Of course you can't expect to find much in this Ethiopian "unnatural" setting.
As far as I can tell, if you ask locals, they don't really understand the fascination that others have with these things. You never get a straight answer, only vague comments with what it seems to be a puzzled face. Even when you show some enthusiasm. Maybe because they take it for granted and don't care or maybe the opposite. So it seems even locals, from Addis, don't know where to find them.
The best information I could get was a "if you go North".