These forests are shared between Jimma and Buno Bedelle Zones. The former covers an area of 2000 sq.kms while the later stretched over 4000 sq. kms in which vicinity big rivers like Gabba, Sor, Birbir, and Wangas flow. Due to high annual rainfall, Jimma, Buno Bedelle and Ilu Abbabora zones are rich in waterfalls and tropical forest vegetation which make them one of the most resourceful areas in Oromia in this regard.
A number of wild plants and many varieties of tree species, including naturally grown wild coffee, wild animals and birds that create much interest to nature loving tourist are abundant in this forest. Jimma is also known for forest product handicrafts which contribute to souvenir shopping tourism.