The Roadside: While Traveling Around Ethiopia Part III


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A journey to the fertile and exotic ‘birthplace of coffee’ can be richly gratifying and revitalizing not because of the caffeine, rather it is because of the picturesque scenery. Western Ethiopia is more to travelers who simply looking for an interesting journey through beautiful surrounding, forested hikes and want to get an appealing glance into everyday Ethiopian life.Image

The western Ethiopia is covered with verdant tropical forests, dense patchworks of cultivation, deep river valleys, coffee and tea plantations. It is home to forested Mountains like the 3380m Mount Wuchacha and the reputable Mount Menagesha in which many Ethiopian kings coronations were held, according to local traditions. Image

Besides savoring splendid coffee at its birthplace, meandering in bracing forests, entertained by the black-and-white Colobus Baboons jumping from tree to tree and taking a breath under the over 400 years old indigenous trees like giant junipers and Podocarpus gracilor are soul revitalizing experiences that western Ethiopia can offer in abundance.ImageImage

The stylish Colobus Baboon is probably the most extravagant of Western Ethiopia! Image

COFFEE! One of the world’s favorite beverages was born in the Kaffa region of Ethiopia. Welcome to Kaldi’s world that make, taking a trip to Western Ethiopia all worth it.Image

Ethiopian version of Mosques can be spotted when heading toward Jimma city.ImageImage

This is my favorite part! Western Ethiopian strikingly picturesque villages with unique huts and lush backyards… so simple, so cozy, so Ethiopian and so natural! A trip to Mizan Tefari- the old capital of the Bench people- offers this enthralling experience.ImageImage

Morning Mist in Mizan TeferiImage

more baboon scene from the Mizan Teferi road.Image

Trees, tress and more trees. Image

Western Ethiopia is home to evergreen agricultural towns, here is Tea plantation from Mizan Teferi town. Image

Want to see more beautiful Western Ethiopia houses? well keep heading down to the western lowland which definitely can satisfy that particular desire. Here are more huts from near Gore town.ImageImage

Welcome to Gambella- another charming city from the western Ethiopia.Image

and of course fascinating hut from Gambella.Image

I truly hope you enjoyed the virtual journey around Ethiopia and be able to capture the ‘feel’ of Ethiopia and its people along the way.

Welcome To Ethiopia!

About Sara Genene

I am a traveler... on an endless journey of self-discovery!
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16 Responses to The Roadside: While Traveling Around Ethiopia Part III

  1. The landscape is so lush and beautiful, wow. I’m not too sure about the baboons though – there’s something sinister about their faces, haha.

  2. Some very fancy baboons you got there… 😉

  3. Violet says:

    Dear Sara, you have most definitely done an amazing job describing through words and capturing the “feel” of Ethiopia and its people through your photos, for us here. I really enjoyed my “travel” around Ethiopia!! Thank you very much! 😀

  4. I love reading about Ethiopia. I am leaving to volunteer in Addis Ababa on Aug 24 for 3 months. And I would love suggestions on things I should see and close places I can visit on the weekends. any suggestions?

    • Sara P.G. says:

      First thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. There are lot of places to visit in Addis like museums, hiking at Entoto mountain, having superb Ethiopian Coffee and Exotic Ethiopian food at many Ethiopian traditional restaurants and coffee shops. Well for the weekend you can go to rift valley lakes like lake Langano, Ziway and Hawassa. Hope it helps!

  5. Lovely pictures .Tremendous efforts Sara to post your post.Thank you for liking my post ( Heart, Mind….) waiting to see more of Ethiopia..and its rich culture and nature. Sincerely jalalJalal

  6. Ethiopia was already on my list of places to go soon. But after seeing your last few posts, you have raised it much higher on my list! I am not too enthusiastic about hyenas and baboons, but your imges of the people and places draw one there.

    • Sara P.G. says:

      I am so glad to hear that Ethiopia is already in your list and thank you so much for stopping by, for the follow, liking my posts and for your kind words…it is really appreciated. one more thing there is more to see in Ethiopia, I dare to say my blog hasn’t cover even half of it so I suggest you come to visit 🙂

  7. teny says:

    Wonderful pictures. I wasn’t much aware about Ethiopia – thanks for sharing! 🙂

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