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Western- and Southern Ethiopia

About this Tour

This is a true adventure expedition starting in the still widely unknown Western part of the Ethiopia, where not only the country’s the last rain forests are found but also the famous Coffee Arabica is said to have its origin. Few travellers would expect such lush vegetation in Ethiopia. Travelling further into the Southwest, we will visit the tribe of the Surma people, still almost completely isolated. We then cross the Omo National Park to acquaint with many more of the fascinating tribes of the Omo valley. On our way back to Addis Ababa, we still have many more highlights ahead of us, such as meeting the Mursi tribe in the Mago National Park, the Konso region or Arba Minch to mention a few.

  1. Trekking at Wenchi crater lake
  2. Rain forests of Bonga with rich flora and fauna
  3. Visit to the Surma tribe, one of the most isolated and traditional ethnic groups in Ethiopia
  4. Visit to the Omo- and Mago National Parks (UNESCO world heritage sites) with the fascinating tribes of the Omo Valley (Hamer, Karo, Dassanech, Mursi)
  5. Visit of the colourful markets of the Omo valley
  6. Authentic encounters with local communities
  7. Visit to the Konso region (UNESCO world heritage site)
  8. Boat safari on lake Chamo See with Africa’s biggest crocodiles, hippos and numerous bird species
  9. Stelae of Tyia (UNESCO world heritage site)

Wolliso – Jimma – Bonga

The palace of the former Kafa king Ras Abba Jifar II overlooking the town and the adjacent coffee forests. The palace is a relic of a glorious past when coffee trade gave the king wealth and power. The then economically strong region remained independent from the Ethiopian empire until 1930. After our visit in Jimma, we continue to Bonga (120 km)


 Kaffa Region

Barta waterfall.The waterfall is over 70m high surrounded by basalt walls in the middle of the rain forest.


Bonga – Mizan Teferi – Kibisch Surma 

The Bebeka coffee plantation, where coffee, tea, spices and rubber trees are cultivated and we may learn about the local coffee production. Between riparian forests, grassland and bush savanna we are approaching the land of the Surma. The Surma are pastoralists, and the number of cattle they possess determines their everyday life in many ways. The tribe is also well-known for the plates used by their women, and their white ritual body painting and decorating scars.


Addis Ababa, Bole k/ketema, Wereda-10


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