Ethiopia is a vast country with various terrain and ecological zones. It is the fourth largest biodiversity zone in the world. The difference between the highest mountain Ras Dashen (4620mts) and lowest points (120meters is below sea level), ranges 4740 meters and this enables the country to grow vegetation and animals varieties that could be found between tropics and poles.
Due to its various and diverse eco-systems with different habitat, Ethiopia has some of the richest bird life in the horn of Africa with more than with 863 species registered so far, representing about 9.5% of the worlds and 39% of Africa's birds. Ethiopia has 31 endemic birds found in different areas of the country.
Coffee is one of Ethiopia’s gift to the world, it was discovered in a place called “Kaffa”, western Ethiopia and got its name coffee, and in large areas of western Ethiopia coffee still grows as part of natural forest. Western Ethiopia is endowed with intact nature and culture, it is home to virgin forests, unique tribes and wild life and yet the least discovered regions.
WUB ETHIOPIA TOURS special package offers new fixed and tailor made special tour packages including the bird watching tour, coffee tour ,exploring western Ethiopia and Gambela that could be done between 10 to 16 days.
Tour Code: WET-803
Tour Title: Exploring Western Ethiopia
Duration: 11days 10nights
Transportation: Surface driving
Day1. Arrival and transfer to Hotel
Arrival in Addis Ababa and based on your arrival time make city tour. Overnight in Hotel
Day2. Drive to Nekemte
Drive westward to Nekemte. En route, sightseeing visits to beautiful scenery and rural villages. Overnight in local hotel
Day3. Drive to Metu
Morning drive to Metu through Didesa River valley and experience the indigenous natural forests of Western Ethiopia, and life of the local people. Overnight local hotel
Day4. Drive to Gambela
Morning after breakfast drive to Gambella via Gore town. En route visit the indigenous natural forest and famous Gumero tea farms. Overnight in Hotel
Day5. Excursion around Gambela
This day you will make an excursion trip to Gambella Park, Baro River and Itang to visit the Nuer people. Overnight in Hotel
Day6. Drive to Mizan Teferi
Early morning drive to Mizan Teferi. On the way visit the Menit, Yem and the Dizi tribes. Overnight in local Hotel
Day7. Drive to Kibish
After breakfast, Continue driving further to the west from Mizan Teferi to Tum (180 Kms) through Bebeka coffee plantation, Ethiopia’s largest old coffee plantation. En route visit Menit tribe and cross Akobo River. After short lunch break proceed to Surma villages of Tulgit and Kibish, and the rest of the day, trek around your campsite to visit the Surma people. Overnight camping.
Day8. Excursion in Kibish
This day you will make full day tour of the Surma people and their villages. Overnight Camping
Day9. Drive back to Mizan Teferi
Today you will drive back to Mizan Teferi via Dima town. Overnight in local hotel
Day10. Drive to Jimma
Morning, drive 240km to Jimma town through indigenous dense forests and famous coffee, tea and spice production farms. En route sightseeing visit of Keficho, Yem and Bench ethnic groups and their villages. Overnight at Hotel
Day11. Drive back to Addis Ababa
Morning after breakfast, drive back to Addis Ababa. Evening participate in a fare well dinner party in one of the traditional Ethiopian restaurants and transfer to the airport for your departure.