Bale Mountain Lodge
The rooms are comfortable with stylish en-suite bathrooms  
Comfortable en-suite chalets provide Ethiopia's best lodging  
Guests at the restaurant before breakfast  
En-suite bathroom  
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Bale Mountain Lodge

Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

At an elevation of 2600 metes above sea level in the middle of the stunning evergreen Harenna Forest and fronted by a small river in Bale Mountains National Park, this lodge offers the finest accommodation in rural Ethiopia. There are eight newly built chalets with four attached to the main building and four more private rooms spaced further away.

The rooms are large yet cosy with flushing toilets in their en-suite bathrooms; hot and cold running showers and a wood- burning furnace to keep you warm during the cold nights. Design is impeccable, as is service. The main dining and bar areas also have welcoming fireplaces where guests can enjoy a drink before dinner. Meals are three course, set menus for lunch and dinner and breakfast on request. (Guests with special dietary requirements will be well catered for; be sure to advise us in advance so we can keep management informed).

The lodge's location means that it is about 20 - 30 minutes drive up a mountain pass to the Sanetti Plateau, where you can expect to see the rare and endemic Ethiopian Wolf.  In the vast and very beautiful Harenna forest,  day and night game drives are offered. There are various trails offering guests the chance to explore Harenna Forest. Mammals present in Harenna include lion, leopard, common jackal, Bale Mountains monkey (in bamboo groves), baboon, Menelik's bushbuck, duikers, bushpig and giant forest hog. Birding around the lodge is fantastic: sitting on your private verrandah in the early morning, you may easily see the likes of Narina trogon and Abysinnian catbird, the latter being Africa's finest songster.   

Accommodation Reviews

'The trip was wonderful and it is really a beautiful country.  We had a great time and it certainly met and often exceeded our expectations.  Eyob, our guide, was fabulous as were the drivers'

Mr and Mrs Robbins
January 13, 2016

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