8 Days Southern Scenic Tour to Rift Valley, Coffee Plantation, Bale Moutain NP
Ethiopia is bisected by the Great Rift Valley, a 6,000km long trough that stretches south from the Red Sea to Mozambique, and ranks as the only terrestrial feature on the planet visible to lunar astronauts. The tectonic drift that created this vast chasm started 20 million years ago, and has been accompanied by regular volcanic activity, which can be seen in the many hot springs, dead craters and live calderas on its floor. Far lower in altitude than the mountains that flank it, the Rift Valley is the most classically African part of Ethiopia, thanks to its warm climate and cover of barbed acacia woodland and open savannah. Ethiopia is widely considered the birthplace of coffee. Many experts say that Ethiopia is the only place that coffee grew natively and the apocryphal story of Kaldi is told over and over. Kaldi was a goat herder who discovered coffee after witnessing the vigor that his goats received from eating the cherries. Coffee is considered that the name coffee is derived from the name Kafa, a district in Ethiopia where the beans is believed to have originated. Coffee is the most important commercial crop in Ethiopia, contributing more than 60 percent of the country’s foreign exchange earnings. The potential for coffee production in Ethiopia is very high due to the country’s coffee producing areas suitable attitude, rainfall, and temperature, appropriate planting materials and fertile soil. Ethiopia is the world's seventh largest producer of coffee, and Africa's top producer. On this tour, you will visit the Ethiopia Great Rift Valley lakes, national parks, forests, coffee forests and plantation areas, and its production process.
- 8 Days
- 1 Stars
- Cultural Tours