Bale Mountain Lodge, Bale Mountains National Park

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Bale Mountain Lodge, Bale Mountains National Park

A true wilderness lodge with excellent eco-credentials.
BALE MOUNTAIN LODGE, BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

AUTHENTIC WILDERNESS LODGE

A true wilderness lodge with excellent eco-credentials, Bale Mountain Lodge welcomes intrepid travellers into a little-visited corner of Ethiopia.

Though deep within Bale Mountains National Park, some 250 miles southeast of Addis Ababa, the journey is well worth making. The lodge sits in a beautiful clearing in the largely unexplored Harenna cloud forest, surrounded by the continent’s largest tract of Afro-alpine moorland. It’s a place full of secret wildlife, some unknown to science.

Bale Mountain Lodge, Bale Mountains National Park

The largest packs of rare Ethiopian wolves roam free here, along with lions, giant forest hogs, endemic Bale monkeys, bushbuck and an array of unusual birds. Marked tracks lead into the forest, each offering a different experience.

Fashioned from local stone and thatch, rooms are adorned with simple wooden furnishings and log burners for chillier mountain nights. In keeping with its eco-credentials, firewood is sourced from sustainable plantations, and energy generated from a nearby micro-hydro plant.

The main building nestles into the hillside to minimise its visual impact. Here you’ll find a cosy sunken fireplace and a dining area built in the traditional ‘tukul’ style. A sweep of windows maximises the views of the lovely surroundings.

Bale Mountain Lodge, Bale Mountains National Park
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BALE MOUNTAIN LODGE

Bale Mountain Lodge, at a glance

  • Authentic wilderness lodge tucked away in the heart of Bale Mountains National Park
  • Sweeping views of the natural clearing and mountains beyond
  • Built from local slate to minimise environmental impact
  • Choice of just 11 boutique-style rooms with thatched roofs and viewing decks
  • Quaint, wood-burning stoves in each room
  • Hand-crafted furniture using sustainable local wood
  • Tukul-style thatched dining room serving local specialities and international cuisine
  • Superb eco-credentials, including minimising non-biodegradable waste, sourcing sustainable firewood and generating power from a micro-hydro plant

For leisure and pleasure

  • Forest expeditions to see primates, including the endemic Bale monkeys with their distinctive grey beards
  • Bird watching for many unique and indigenous species
  • Nature trails weaving through the forest
  • Unique flora and fauna that includes big cats
  • Trips to Sanetti Plateau to see rare Ethiopian wolves
  • Central African Rift Valley is easily accessible
  • Day trips to Sof Omar caves, Dolo Mena and Negele
  • Fly fishing in the Web, Shire and Tegona rivers
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Bale Mountain Lodge, Bale Mountains National Park
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