Kafa Biosphere Reserve

Details

Details of Kafa Biosphere Reserve

Kafa is a place of special importance to billions of people around the world, as it is the origin of one of life’s greatest pleasures: coffee! Here, visitors can experience Ethiopian culture, coffee ceremonies, and lush tropical rain forests.

 The Kafa Biosphere Reserves is the home of many coffee varieties (almost 5,000!) which grow wild throughout the region. Those wishing to pay their respects to the Mother Coffee Tree, the oldest of its type, can even complete the nine hour hike to see it for themselves.

 The rainforests also yield other sustainable forest products such as cardamom, pepper, and honey. Guided Coffee Forest tours allow visitors to learn more about the reserve and observe its natural beauty, with the ‘God’s Bridge’ rock formation being an especially popular site.

 Ethiopians actively appreciate the coffee that they grow. Coffee is central to life here and you will find coffee ceremonies happening everyday throughout the country where green grass is scattered across the ground, frankincense is lit, and coffee beans are roasted over a charcoal stove. 

 The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a process that has been handed down through generations of Ethiopian women for centuries, and a cultural experience no visitor should leave Kafa (or Ethiopia) without having experienced.

Addons

Extensions

Short Overview

Kafa is a place of special importance to billions of people around the world, as it is the origin of one of life’s greatest pleasures: coffee! Here, visitors can experience Ethiopian culture, coffee ceremonies, and lush tropical rain forests.


 The Kafa Biosphere Reserves is the home of many coffee varieties (almost 5,000!) which grow wild throughout the region. Those wishing to pay their respects to the Mother Coffee Tree, the oldest of its type, can even complete the nine hour hike to see it for themselves.


 The rainforests also yield other sustainable forest products such as cardamom, pepper, and honey. Guided Coffee Forest tours allow visitors to learn more about the reserve and observe its natural beauty, with the ‘God’s Bridge’ rock formation being an especially popular site.


 Ethiopians actively appreciate the coffee that they grow. Coffee is central to life here and you will find coffee ceremonies happening everyday throughout the country where green grass is scattered across the ground, frankincense is lit, and coffee beans are roasted over a charcoal stove. 


 The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a process that has been handed down through generations of Ethiopian women for centuries, and a cultural experience no visitor should leave Kafa (or Ethiopia) without having experienced.

Let us plan your dream
African trip!

Tour ideas to get you dreaming

Below are few good to know insider money tips for travel to Tanzania that can turn out useful knowing them prior to arrival to the country.
Tanzania is Africa's foremost safari destination, and there are so many reasons for this. Here are the ten most appealing reasons to visit Tanzania in 2020.
Where Can I Have the Best Safari in Kenya? When it comes to planning the best safari in Kenya, logistics makes things a little bit confusing. Unlike Tanzania, where the entire Northern Circuit can be packed into a five-day itinerary, Kenya's diverse landscapes mean that you'll often be forced to...
What are the differences between Tanzanian and Kenyan safaris? We highlight the five biggest differences between the two safari destinations.
Tanzania's safari capital is far more than just a place to overnight before your safari. The home city of Shadows of Africa is a diverse city of cuisines and cultures just begging to be explored.