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Simien Lodge From Small Hill

Simien Lodge

Africa's highest-lying lodge in the Simien Mountains

Africa's highest-lying hotel

Comfortable lodge with exemplary operating practice and superb location

Owned by British philanthropist Nick Crane, Simien Lodge is our accommodation of choice for this impressive national park. Africa’s highest-lying lodge, the property sits on an impressive escarpment at an elevation of 3,300m above sea level and is located inside the national park. While there is solar-powered under-floor heating in the rooms, guests should note that winter nights up in the mountains can be very cold; temperatures plummet to freezing as soon as the sun sets.

The stylishly decorated, en-suite rooms are in round, thatch-roofed huts or tukuls. Each has comfy twin beds and a writing desk. Family rooms have two rooms and a bathroom; one of the rooms has a double bed and the other, twin beds. The highest bar in Africa has a neat restaurant serving traditional and European dishes and in the cosy lounge armchairs are arranged around the central fireplace. The lodge prides itself on having the cleanest kitchen in Ethiopia.

Aside from exploring the mountains, guests can also visit Deresge Maryam or take a half-day walking excursion to the Saddique Amba monastery perched on a cliff face.

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