Visit Menagesha State Forest, Suba Forest
Program: The Menagesha Forest
Tour Code: Entoto 07
Duration: Full Day
Day1: 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