1,289
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Butajira trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Butajira

3.8
Butajira is a town and separate woreda in south-central Ethiopia. Located at the base of the Zebidar massif in the Gurage Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of and an elevation of 2131 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by Meskane woreda. It was part of former Meskanena Mareko woreda.OverviewAccording to the Gurage Zone government, Butajira is one of 12 towns with electrical power, one of 11 with telephone service and one of nine that have postal service. drinkable water is provided by 4 boreholes. The town has a weekly market on Fridays. Notable landmarks in the town include a fountain on the south side of the town, which is fed from a sacred spring dedicated to saint Tekle Haymanot. The zone authorities mention another local landmark is the local mosque, which was completed in AD 1979 (1972 EC), and has two large praying halls, each with room for 2500 individuals: the hall on the ground floor is for women while the hall on the second floor is for men.Butajira was founded between 1926 when a missionary Pere Azaiz found nothing there, and 1935 when a German ethnographic expedition found a town laid out in straight lines and square shapes to serve as the administrative center of the Gurage people. After Ras Desta Damtew was taken prisoner on 24 February 1937 in the small village of Eya he was brought to Butajira where, after a perfunctory trial, he was executed that evening. British patrols, acting as part of the East African Campaign, found that arbegnoch groups had dispersed the local Italian positions, leading to both the British and Ethiopian flags being raised over the town on 21 April 1941.
Use our Ethiopia visit planner to plan your trip to Butajira and other destinations in Ethiopia.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Butajira

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Butajira

3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Butajira

4.1
Duration: 3 hours
4.0
Duration: 4 hours

Where to stay in Butajira

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region

29 days in Arba Minch & Konso BY A USER FROM KENYA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Arba Minch BY A USER FROM KENYA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Awasa BY A USER FROM ETHIOPIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 34 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM ETHIOPIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM ETHIOPIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 35 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM BAHAMAS February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans