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city in southwestern Ethiopia

Jimma is in Western Ethiopia.


The ideal time to visit Jimma is during the dry season from November to February.

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Get aroundEdit


  • Aba Jifar Palace (in the north end of town), +251 98 813 9955.
  • Jimma Museum (Muuziyemii Jimmaa), +251 91 700 8113.
  • 1 Coffee Pot Monument. A big sculpture of an Ethiopian coffee pot.
  • Lake Boye (Boye Dam).



Thursday is market day in Jimma. Handmade baskets are an ideal souvenir to take back home.


  • Biqilti Jimma Cafe.
  • 1 Melat Pastry.



  • Honeyland Hotel, Along Road 5, +251 47 111 1515. Has reliable hot water.
  • 1 Central Jimma Hotel, +251 47 111 8282. The restaurant at the hotel serves some of the best Ethiopian food in town though the accommodation isn't up to the same standard. The WiFi is patchy and many rooms have ventilation issues.


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