Owned by philanthropist Nick Crane, Simien Lodge is our accommodation of choice for this impressive national park, one of Ethiopia's World Heritage sites thanks to its incredible landscapes and endemic wildlife and flora.
The hotel is situated right at the start of the escarpment often described as a 'single- sided Grand Canyon'. It is the continent's highest-lying hotel, at 3260m altitude. So do bear in mind that nights can be very chilly in autumn and winter months. (There is underfloor heating to warm the chalets or 'tukuls').
The main rooms have two comfortable extra wide single beds and the family rooms have a double bed in the main room and two singles in the separate lounge. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms.
Mountain bikes, horses and trekking equipment are available.
Please note: the lodge is open during the rainy season (July-August) but because the solar heating doesn't function as well then (little sun), it is suited then only for hardy travellers.
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