Attractions

Top Choice Farm in Tepi

Coffee Plantation

Coffee lovers will love this place and it should be possible to arrange a tour of the plantation by requesting through the Coffee Plantation Development Enterprise in Addis Ababa or at the plantation itself, close t…
Top Choice Farm in Mizan Tefari

Bebeka Coffee Plantation

The 93-sq-km Bebeka Coffee Plantation, 28km southwest of Mizan Tefari (an hour’s drive), is Ethiopia’s largest and oldest coffee farm. There are no longer any official tours, but you may be able to wrangle a letter …
Top Choice Museum in Kafa Biosphere Reserve

Kafa Coffee Museum

Ethiopia's first coffee museum sits in the heart of coffee country, and is part of the Kafa Biosphere Reserve. It provides an overview of the history of coffee with a focus on Ethiopian production, as well as some a…
Forest in The Western Highlands

Menagesha National Forest

One of the prettiest stands of forest in Western Ethiopia, Menagesha National Forest is an easy day trip from Addis. Almost a dozen trails (up to 9km in length) meander through the forest, with one even heading abov…
Waterfall in Metu

Sor River Waterfalls

A worthwhile excursion from Metu is to the 20m-high Sor River Waterfalls, one of the most beautiful falls in Ethiopia. It lies close to the village of Bechu, 13km southeast of Metu. The last 15 minutes of the one-ho…
Palace in Jimma

Palace of Abba Jiffar

Looking more out of America’s Wild West than the Kafa kingdom, the increasingly fragile Palace of Abba Jiffar looks as if a strong wind could blow it away. It sits atop a hill 7km northeast of Jimma's town centre, n…
Historic Building in Nekemte

Kumsa Moroda Palace

Built by the King of Wolega in the 1870s, the Kumsa Moroda Palace has only recently been opened to the public after long years of neglect. It sits 1km north of the museum and served as residence to the prominent Wor…
Museum in Addis Alem

Museum

Next to St Maryam Church, this museum displays some surprising finds for such a nondescript regional town: crowns and clothing belonging to Menelik and Haile Selassie, as well as relics from the Battle of Adwa and a…
Museum in Jimma

Jimma Museum

Admission to the Muuziyemii Jimmaa includes a guided tour in English of the museum's seven small rooms. We don’t want to steal the guide’s thunder (such as it is), but our favourite pieces include a ceremonial thron…
Museum in Nekemte

Wolega Museum

The remains of an Italian military plane shot down by the Black Lion Patriots in 1935 proudly sits in front of the Wolega Museum. Inside, displays give a good insight into the Wolega Oromo life and culture with trad…