13 Days/12 Nights
The birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is revered for its beans. It produces some of the best single-origin coffees in the world. On this 13 Day tour you will dig deeper into this region and find out what makes this coffee-growing country so special. We’ll look at the rich history of coffee as well as the current state of coffee in this East African nation.
Ethiopia produces some of the most unique and fascinating coffees in the world in three main regions where Ethiopia coffee beans originate. These include Harrar, Ghimbi, and Sidamo (Yirgacheffe).
Ethiopian Arabica Coffee Beans.
Ethiopian Harrar coffee beans are grown on small farms in the eastern part of the country.
On Arrival in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia you will visit the Ethnographic Museum and the Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa) particularly its coffee quarter. You will also stop at Tomoca, the oldest coffee outlet in Addis Ababa.
Later in the evening Dinner will be at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant.
Overnight at the hotel and wake refreshed to continue on your Coffee Lovers Unique Ethiopian Coffee Tour.
As with all Walkbout Branded Tours and Experiences we tell you when and where we start from and end. What happens in-between is pure impulse and adventure depending on your desired time frame and experience. So times, schedule and locations will change without notice as we feel that the more time you spend on the tour locations the greater the local experience.
Arrive in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Visit the Ethnographic Museum and the Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa) particularly its coffee quarter. You will also stop at Tomoca, the oldest coffee outlet in Addis Ababa.
Dinner will be at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant.
Drive to Jima across the land of the Oromo and Gurage people with stops to visit local communities. Jima area is an important coffee growing part of Ethiopia.
Drive to Bonga in Keffa which is believed to be the origin of coffee. The people of Keffa have a very long tradition of growing coffee. You will visit coffee plantations and enjoy coffee with the people. Keffa is not only the birth place of coffee but also gave rise to the words coffee, caffeine and café.
Today you will trek to Makira, to the locality of the birth place of Coffee Arabica.
Drive to Bebeka to explore the largest coffee plantation in Ethiopia.
More exploration of the Bebeka plantation and drive to Jima.
Drive to Hawassa across the land of the Oromo, the Welayta and Sidama people.
In the morning stop at the fish market at Lake Hawassa which is also one of the best birding sites in Ethiopia.
Continue to Yirgalem to walk in coffee plantations of the Sidama people and have coffee with them.
Drive to Yirgachefe to visit Gedio coffee farmers. Yirgachefe coffee is regarded one of the best coffee from Ethiopia.
Drive to Aleta Wondo to visit coffee plantations and processing centers of the Sidama people. Overnight hotel.
Drive to Addis Ababa via Tiya, a 12th century historical site.
Day of Departure.
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