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 Market in Gambela

Anuak Market

In Gambela's north is the Anuak market. Vendors sit in the shade of the trees selling cereals, firewood, large Nile perch and tobacco. To pass the time, many indulge in akowyo (water-pipe) smoking. You can taste the…
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…
Top Choice Village in Gambela

New Land (Nuer Villages)

The Nuer villages on the outskirts of Gambela, known collectively as New Land, are the easiest to get to, and can give a wonderful insight into the lives of the local people. You'll need a local guide and a letter, …
National Park in Western Ethiopia

Gambela National Park

Gambela National Park is Ethiopia's greatest wildlife show-in-waiting, and being difficult to get to doesn't change that. It has vast herds of migrating antelope species and what are thought to be sizeable populatio…
National Park in Western Ethiopia

Gibe Sheleko National Park

Gazetted in 2011, the Gibe Sheleko National Park covers 360 sq km of upland plateau, parts of the Gibe River gorge area and patches of endemic forest. The diverse, but rather elusive, wildlife includes 17 mammal spe…
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…