Ethiopia, Djibouti & Somaliland - Western Ethiopia (Chapter)
This is the Western Ethiopia chapter from Lonely Planet's Ethiopia, Djibouti & Somaliland guidebook.
Western Ethiopia is undisturbed and seldom visited, yet it's one of the most beautiful regions in Ethiopia. Rainforests, coffee plantations and agricultural towns share the landscape with grasslands, wildlife-infested swamps and high plateaus carpeted in fields of tef (an indigenous grass cultivated as a cereal).
- experience African tribal life at its most raw and wild in the endlessly fascinating southwest Omo Valley
- be among the first to witness one of the greatest migrations of large mammals anywhere on earth in the Gambela National Park
- wrap your legs around a scrawny horse for a scenic descent into the lake-filled crater of Mt Wenchi
- restaurants and accommodation
Coverage includes: Western Highlands, Gefersa Reservoir, Addis Alem, Ambo, Mt Wenchi, Guder & around, Nekemte & around, Bedele & around, Metu & around, Tepi & around, Mizan Tefari, Southwest Omo Valley, Jimma & around, Weliso, Menagesha National Forest, Western Lowlands and Gambela.
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