Perched above the clouds in the Simien Mountains National Park, Limalimo Lodge feels as though you are on top of the world. The spectacular landscape provides panoramic views featuring jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and rugged lowlands. Rich in wildlife and biodiversity this is a unique experience to engage and fully immerse yourself in.
14 room lodge
Restaurant and bar
Boutique highlighting local artisans and sustainable goods
Champagne breakfast in a secluded spot can be arranged
This sustainable, boutique lodge offers a natural and beautifully designed environment in which to explore and educate guests about the Simien Mountains. With fourteen rooms scattered amongst the trees surrounding the main lodge, they are interwoven with winding paths. Comfortable and light, with huge windows to allow the impact of the epic mountain views to take centre stage, they have private bathrooms and king-sized beds. The kitchen prides itself on serving some of Ethiopia’s best food mixed with international cuisine. Dining takes place in the restaurant or on the terrace around an open fire, with sightings of eagles, vultures and gelada monkeys common in the surrounding trees.
The lodge has been built using locally sensitive green technology wherever possible for minimal environmental impact.
Waste is minimised as much as possible; toilet waste is treated though an on-site biowaste system, greywater is used to water the grounds and kitchen waste is composted wherever possible.
Electricity is provided as much as possible through renewable sources and solar is used to supplement hot water heating.
Throughout the construction, over 150 people from the local area were regularly employed to upskill the local community in building methods and artisan furniture and crafts are used throughout the property.
Working towards replacing the non-native species of trees (largely eucalyptus) with native species that are slower growing, use less water, allow other species to thrive and provide inviting habitats for wildlife.
For every person visiting the lodge ten dollars is donated per night they stay to African Wildlife Foundation.
Why we love it
A stay at Limalimo is a memorable experience, engage with the local community further and take part in aspects of daily life in a rural Ethiopian village. Witness the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony and taste local cuisine, experience farming, beekeeping and beer making. Allowing a deeper understanding of the benefits the lodge can provide to such remote villages and thrive on the cultural connections, intimate opportunities such as this can bestow.
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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