For visitors who wish to spend some time exploring the remarkable Konso region during their holiday to Ethiopia, our accommodation of choice is Kanta Lodge.
28 round bungalows or 'tukuls' and the main restaurant building stand on a hilltop overlooking panoramic vistas including the characteristic, terraced hillsides of this area.
The lodge is fairly simple; bungalows have en-suite bathrooms with shower. Mosquito netting is provided. The restaurant is excellent, with a key selling point being the outdoor patio around a very large wild fig tree, which when bearing fruit, attracts plenty of birdlife. There is an extensive menu which includes Italian and traditional recipes - we loved it (May/June 2016 visit), and recommend their rizotto.
The property adheres to strict eco-friendly practice, utilising solar power and recycling all waste water. It has a kitchen garden where fruit, veggies and herbs are cultivated and there is also livestock and poultry on the property.
Tours staying at this accommodation
- Get to know the Mursi, Hamar and Karo people around Jinka and Turmi
- Chance to attend a Hamar Bull-jumping ceremony (June - September)
- Spend time in the remarkable Konso area
- Visit little-known Nech'Sar and Mago National Parks
Why Choose Us?
Passionate travel experts
- We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
- Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
- We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences
Personal & tailor-made
- You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
- We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
- Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love
Responsible by nature
- We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
- For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
- We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours