8 Days On the Road to Gambella: Coffee and Culture

Duration 7 Nights/8 Days

Tour Code: EAET 904 A

The rarely visited southwest region of Gambella is an excellent alternative for a cultural tourism for travelers who have already been to the tribal villages of South Omo or who prefer to see something less affected by mass tourism. This off-the-beaten-track takes visitors through the middle of Oromia, passing first through the Gurage region southwest of Addis Ababa and then through the Gibe River valley to Jimma, an evergreen region of Ethiopia steeped in culture and history.

Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Jimma and visit the Aba Jufar palace in Jimma. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Drive to “Coffee Road” to the village of Limu and visit the Limu Sintuu Coffee Plantation, continue to the town of Metu. Overnight local hotel or Camping

Day 4: Visit the Sor waterfall near Metu for a half day trek and enjoy a sack lunch above the powerful falls. Continue the scenic drive to Gambella. Overnight Hotel

Day 5: Culture day-tour to the villages of Itang and Laria to see the Agnuak and Nuer tribes. Overnight Hotel

Day 6: Resume the culture-day tour. Overnight Hotel

Day 7: Drive back to Jimma, stopping at the Bedele Brewery for lunch. Overnight Hotel

Day 8: Drive to Addis Ababa stopping at the Negash Lodge for lunch and half day city tour of Addis then a farewell dinner with transportation to the Airport to fly back to home.   

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