Coffee Tour 9 days

Tour Code : ETE011
Tour Type : Coffee
Duration : 8 nights (9 days)
Transportation : Air and Land (4WD)
Tour starts /end : Addis Ababa

Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. It is in the forests of the Kaffa region that coffee arabica grows wild. Coffee is  called “Buna” in Ethiopia. Coffee Arabica is found in Kaffa, Sidama, Yirga cheffe, Harar, Limmu and different parts of Ethiopia. The Kaffa region in the South-west Ethiopia is the origin of the genetic diversity of Coffea Arabica, the most popular type of coffee in the world.

  • Day 1

    Addis Ababa – Jimma

    350 km Hotel Jimma (Central Jimma Hotel or SFY Hotel

    Leave Addis and drive to Jimma, 350 km drive from Addis. Lunch on the way, Welkite for exemple. Stop in Jimma for Coffee Statue.

  • Day 2

    Jimma – Limu Kossa - Jimma - Mizan Teferi - Bebeka

    Jimma – Mizan Teferi: 160 km, Mizan Teferi – Bebeka: 30 km Bebeka Coffee Guest House or Hotel Mizan Teferi (Salayish)

    In the morning visit Limu Kossa Coffee Plantation. Drive back to Jimma for lunch. If time permits visit of Jimma Agricultural Research Center (Jarco). Drive to Mizan Teferi by Bongo and Wush Wush Tea Estate. Either spend the night in Bebeka or in Mizan Teferi.

  • Day 3


    Bebeka Guest House of Hotel Mizan Teferi (Salayish)

    Visit of the largest and oldest coffee estate in Ethiopia, in Bebeka, recently taken over by the Midroc Group.

  • Day 4

    Bebeka – Tepi - Bebeka

    100km Bebeka Guest House of Hotel Mizan Teferi (Salayish)

    Today drive to Tepi to visit the Coffee Plantation of Tepi. Lunch in Tepi Guesthouse close to the Estate. Return to Bebeka or Mizan.

  • Day 5

    Bebeka/Mizan Teferi – Sodo

    Bekelle Molla Hotel - Sodo

    Visit of the Karo people. Camping in Murulle.

  • Day 6

    Sodo-Yirga Alem

    190km Aregash Lodge - Yirga Alem

    Via Boditi, Shashemene and Awasa travel to Yirga Alem, in the Sidama region. Stay in Aregash Lodge. Rest of the day can be spent by walks and a traditional coffee ceremony or visit in the area to see coffee farmers.

  • Day 7

    Yirga Alem

    Aregash Lodge - Yirga Alem

    Visit of Sidamo coffee region: Cola washing station & Efico Foundation project.

  • Day 8

    Yirga Alem – Yirga Chefe – Yirga Alem

    Aregash Lodge - Yirga Alem

    Drive more south to visit coffee plantations, coffe union projects in Yirga Cheffe. Visit Manchiti Rock Engravings on the way close to Dilla. Return to Yirga Alem in the evening.

  • Day 9

    Yirga Alem – Addis

    317 km Hotel Addis Ababa (Upgrade 3 star or 4 star)

    Drive back to Addis. Stop for Oromo graves and lunch in Zway, see waterbirds on the Zway lake. Visit Dry Mills Kuru.