Gheralta Lodge is located at Hawzen, 2 hours by four-wheel drive vehicle from Mekelle airport in northern Ethiopia, this owner-run lodge is arguably Ethiopia’s most sought-after property, so visitors are advised to book long in advance.
In the Gerhalta area (named after the mountains), you can visit some fascinating rock-hewn churches from where there are stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
The proprietors, Silvio and Enrica Rizzotti, offer superb food and first class hospitality.
For guests who want to relax, there are easy walks inside the grounds. One will take you to the 13th Century Tekla Haymanot Church, where visitors are welcome to partake in religious ceremonies.
There are five en-suite, stone bungalows with comfortable, simply decorated rooms.
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