Menagesha forest

Tour to Menagesha forest

Tour Menagesha forest

Tour Menagesha forest

Itinerary

Program: The Menagesha Forest

Tour Code: Addis 07

Duration: Full Day
Transportation: Land

After Breakfast, we set off driving west on the Jimma road.   We pass potters’ markets and take a turn left after the town of Sebeta to mount Wechecha and to the Menagesha forest (50 km.)  The Emperor Zera Yacob (1434-1468), noticing the degradation of the forest around Mount Wochecha, initiated what was the first reforestation and conservation measure in Africa by having Juniper trees planted.  In Menagesha forest; we can expect to see the Abyssinian Catbird, Banded Barbet, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Black-headed Forest Oriole, Wattled Ibis, Yellow-fronted Parrot, Black-winged Lovebird, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Crowned Eagle and Narnia’s Trogan.  Among the wildlife species recorded here are:  Menelik’s Bushbuck, Leopard rarely seen), Colobus Monkey, Serval, Grey Duiker, Hyena, Warthog, Porcupine and Civet Cat.

Itinerary can be amended upon request

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