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.
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.
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.
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.
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!