Didessa Lodge near Nekemte

The management of Didessa Lodge near Nekemte has written to let is know about their new lodge in the Didessa Valley – more details at www.didessaresort.com – and also to recommend the following route through western Ethiopia:

Western Ethiopia Eco – Touristic Route – Via Didessa Green Valley Resort/Lodge :- One can enjoy the natural and ethnic diversity in Western Ethiopia.

1. This starts from Ambo, Wonchi crater lake, and Guder fall.
2. In Nekemte after 330km from Addis you can visit Kumusa Moroda 18th
century palace and Wollega Museum.
3. In Didessa Valley, Just only 50km from Nekemte, one can visit Didessa
River Fall, wildlife and birds watching, five tribes, and fishing,
trekking, and many other activities are available. Didessa Green Valley
Resort/lodge provides clean and best restaurant and accommodation
4. Further to Gimbi, there are organic coffee plantations, traditional
gold miners in Nejo and Assosa.
5. Dhati – Walal National Park is located in Kelem, near to Dembi Dolo
along this route.
6. Next, you can reach to Gambella where you can visit Gambella National
Park, Baro river, and diversity of ethnic groups.
7. The return route is through Gore- Mizan Teferi (Surma tribe )- Jimma
and then to Addis Ababa


3 thoughts on “Didessa Lodge near Nekemte

  1. philipbriggs says:

    Nature and Ethnic Diversity Tourist Route
    in Western and South Western Ethiopia
    Travel Itinerary
    1. Day 1: Addis Ababa – Ambo, Wonchi Crater Lake, and Guder fall- Overnight Ambo

    2. Day 2: Ambo – Nekemte- visit Kumusa Moroda 19th century palace and Wollega Museum – Over night Didessa Green Valley Resort/lodge.

    3. Day 3 and Day 4: In Didessa Valley, visit Didessa River Fall, wildlife and birds watching, tribes (Gumuz, Berta, Mao, Oromo, Amhara), Diga Cave, Horse Trekking, Bareda River Fall, fishing, trekking and many other activities – Day 3 and Day 4 Nights – Didessa Green Valley Resort/lodge – enjoy campfire, traditional coffee ceremony, and roasted goat meat and other European and traditional dishes

    4. Day 5 – further to Gimbi, Nejo, Assosa :- visit organic coffee plantations, traditional
    gold miners in Nejo and Shek Hojele palace in Assosa- Over night – Assosa.

    5. Day 6:- Assosa – Gimbi- Dembidolo – Visit Dhati – Walal National Park (Herds of Buffalo and Hippos) , near to Dembi Dolo- Overnight Dembidolo.

    6. Day 7 and 8:- Travel to Gambella : visit Gambella National Park, Baro river, and diversity of ethnic groups- Overnights Gambela

    7. Day 9: Travel to Mizan Teferi via Gore – Tepi: Visit- Mezengir Trib, Tepi Coffee Plantation, Gumaro Tea Plantation- Overnight Mizan Teeferi

    8. Day 10: Visit Surma tribe, Bebeka Coffee Plantation:- Overnight Bebeka Guest House
    9. Day 11: Travel to Jimma, visit Abba Jiffar Palace in Jimma – Overnight Jimma.

    10. Day 12: Travel to Addis Ababa, visit Gilgel Gibe dam, Yem, Gurage and Oromo people’s livelihood – Overnight Wolleso – Negash Lodge

    11. Day 13: Travel to Addis Ababa and end of this route trip

    Kejela Gemtessa
    Didessa Green Valley Resort
    e-mail: didessaresort@gmail.com

  2. Etefa Gudina says:

    Western part of Oromia is the least visited area in the country. But this is not b/c of lack of attraction rather b/c of low promotional activities, therefore let’s promote this area altogether and sale our potentialt to outsiders.

  3. Mosissa says:

    Actually, western Ethiopia in general and the biodiversity of Didessa Valley, Dabus, Dhati Wolel and many more areas were hidden not only from outside visors but also from those who dwells in the area. To attract, visors the biodiversity must be conserved well. For instance, large mammals in the Didessa-Dabena Valleys and Jorgo Wato Forest were affected by human impacts and becomes displaced to other areas. They are also not studied revealed to the reader. Furthermore, the current encroachment and deforestation in the Didessa-Dabena River valleys especially along the Nekemet-Gimbi asphalt road needs immediate solution not only for the biodiversity but also for the Grand Renascence Dam as Didessa river contributes more than estimated. Hence, priority should be given for conservation activities rather than seeking income without conservation inputs to the area.

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