10 Days Coffee Tour 1: Limu Bebeka Tepi Sidamo Option To Harar
Coffee from Ethiopia is known for its bright fruited and floral flavors. These coffees typically have a higher acidity, light to medium body, and complex flavor notes. The beans are either washed or naturally processed. The processing method used has a huge impact on the final taste of the coffee.
Day 01 : Addis Ababa
Hotel Addis Ababa (Upgrade 3 stars or 4 stars) Arrival in Addis in the morning at Bole Airport, transfer to hotel. Visit Addis Ababa: Tomoca coffee shop (Piazza), Kaldis Coffee Shops, and Mercato/Entoto Mountains. If time permits, add the national museum or one of its beautiful churches (St-George Cathedral, Holy Trinity church, or Bole Medhane Alem Cathedral) In the evening traditional dinner in the Cultural Restaurant.
Day 2: 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 example.
Stop in Jimma for Coffee Statue.
Day 3: 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 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 4: BebekaBebeka
Guest House of Hotel Mizan Teferi (Salayish) Visit the largest and oldest coffee estate in Ethiopia, Bebeka, recently taken over by the Midroc Group.
Day 5: Bebeka – Tepi – Bebeka
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 6: Bebeka/Mizan Teferi – Sodo
Bekelle Molla Hotel – Sodo Visit of the Karo people.
Camping in Murulle.
Day 7: Sodo-Yirga Alem
Aregash Lodge – Yirga Alem Via Boditi, Shashemene, and Awasa travel to Yirga Alem, in the Sidama region. Stay in Aregash Lodge. The rest of the day can be spent on walks and a traditional coffee ceremony or visit in the area to see coffee farmers.
Day 8: Yirga Alem
Aregash Lodge – Yirga Alem Visit of Sidamo coffee region: Cola washing station & Efico Foundation project
Day 9: Yirga Alem – Yirga Chefe – Yirga Alem
Aregash Lodge – Yirga Alem Drive more south to visit coffee plantations, and coffee union projects in Yirga Cheffe. Visit Manchiti Rock Engravings on the way close to Dilla.
Return to Yirga Alem in the evening.
Day 10: Yirga Alem – Addis
Hotel Addis Ababa (Upgrade 3-star or 4-star) Drive back to Addis. Stop for Oromo graves and lunch in Zway, and see waterbirds on the Zway lake.
Visit Dry Mills Kuru.
- Airport transfers and road transport by private car
- Full board, including mineral water.
- Full camping equipment including tents, mattresses and sleeping bags for camping and trekking.
- Recommended to bring your own sleeping bag.
- Fees for entrances, local guides, compulsory scouts/ security personnel for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
- All government taxes for the services included in the tour price
- Additional food and drinks
- Personal expenses