Deep within the Bale Mountains National Park, this lodge provides exclusive access to this incredibly diverse landscape. This undulating plateau is marked by numerous glacial lakes and swamps surrounded by higher volcanic ridges and peaks. Spot unique wildlife and hike through the largely untouched Hareena Forest. Bale Mountain Lodge is an incredible blend of conservation and modern comfort blending seamlessly into the abundant forests its nestled in.
Eleven rooms, each with their own deck
Communal dining and living space
Fully staffed and catered
Guided walks with wildlife experts
To minimise the visual and environmental impact on the surrounding landscape, the lodge has been constructed using local natural materials. Providing a tranquillity with the verdant hills beyond the property. There is a central lodge and an attached dining room which is built in a ‘tukul’ style with a thatched roof and sweeping windows with far-reaching views of the valley and wildlife. All of the eleven guest rooms are spacious and comfortable featuring a wood-burning stove for a warm and cosy atmosphere. There is a nod to Ethiopian style throughout with soft furnishings in vibrant colours against locally sourced stone and sustainable wood. The food is authentic, traditional and wholesome featuring Ethiopian staples and cooked over an open fire.
All electric power at the lodge is generated by a 25Kw micro-hydro power plant
The lodge takes water form the river and subjects it to slow sand filtration and purification
Committed to minimising non-biodegradable waste – packaged products are kept to a minimum, food is sourced locally and, where possible, in reusable packaging
Biogas is used for cooking purposes and runs on biodegradable waste
Promote conservation and education in the local communities
Why we love it
Engage with the local community and witness a fascinating experience, of the collection of forest honey from canopy beehives. You can taste the honey and even buy it, giving something back to the people living in and around this national park.
Planning your experience
Contact our Private Adventures team to find out more about our great accommodation partners and to start planning your own bespoke experience.
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