Nekemte Vacations

For a holiday escape that's far removed from the major tourist trails, come to Nekemte and discover the panoramic mountains, valleys and tablelands of the Ethiopia region.

Addis Ababa, which is the national capital, is located 150 miles (241 kilometers) east of Nekemte.

Nekemte is not the only place in this intriguing region worth seeing; intrepid travelers will be keen to head off and experience the charms of the surrounding countryside, towns and cities.

Enjoy moments of transcendence in Ethiopia's churches.

There are times when one of the most effective ways to truly dig below the veneer of a destination is by hiring local guides. This region has some very informative wildlife spotting tours and wildlife safaris.

Very often, a region's true personality can be found in the flavors and aromas of its kitchens. Amongst the variety of elements commonly used here are niter kibbeh (clarified butter and ginger) and ayibe (cottage cheese). There are many popular food options in this area. Sample gored gored (raw beef) or himbasha (bread). Popcorn is a great choice to round out your meal. The bars in Ethiopia commonly serve lifter tella, so be sure to try one if you love a good brew. To wrap up your dining experience, order Ambo mineral water. This is a frequently consumed non-alcoholic drink in this region.

The handiest major airport, Bole International Airport, is situated in Addis Ababa, 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the east of Nekemte, so take that into account when planning your trip.

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