Jimma & South west Omo

Jimma

is the capital city of the old province of Kaffa and remains the most important coffee collecting center in the country. Wild coffee can still be seen growing in many parts of the region. The main attraction of this city is the Jimma Museum displaying examples of Kaffa arts, crafts, jewelry, and traditional weapons. Abba Jifar’s Palace is also the other attraction of Jimma.

Jimma & South west Omo

Mizan Tafari and Mizan

is a highland town situated to the east of Jimma and the road to this town is traverses some of the lush of the country’s landscape. Mizan is a spring board to visit the near by Bebeqa coffee & Teppi coffee farms. Bonga Forest reserve lying to the south west of Jimma offers excellent birding activities for birders and nature enthusiasts. It is among the last remaining sub tropical moist forests of any significant size to be found in Ethiopia. The 1240 hectare wushwush Tea plantation lying to 94 km from Mizan Tafari is the other attraction of this area.

Kibish

lies in the semi arid southwestern lowlands about 180km south of Mizan. It serves as a base to explore south western Omo. South west omo is a home of the Surma people best known for the lip plates worn by their women and Donga fighting of their men.

Neqemte

Jimma & South west Omo

was the capital of Wolega region lying about 200km West of Ambo by road. The green forest area in the vicinity is one of the most agriculturally productive in Ethiopia. Wolega Museum is one of the best ethnographic museums in the country.

Gambella

Situated on the western part of Ethiopia Gambella has stronger geographical, Historical and ethnic links to neighboring southern Sudan than to the Ethiopian highlands to the east. It is Hot, humid, swampy and dominated geographically by Baro River. The two main ethnic groups living in Gambella are the anuwak and Nuer people. The main Tourist attraction in and around Gambela is the remote Gambela National park in habited by varieties of bird species and antelopes.

Benishangul Gumuz

is the most obscure of Ethiopia’s region and seldom visited by tourists. It runs for about 2000km along the Sudanese boarder to the East of Amhara region. This remote and poorly developed area is characterized by humid, dry and ht climate