Bale Mountain Lodge is a truly unique and magical place
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Bale Mountain National Park, Ethiopia
Bale Mountain Lodge
- Situated in the remote and beautiful location of the Bale Mountains
- A unique and eco-friendly lodge set within stunning surroundings
- Offers access to the Rift Valley, the habitat of countless rare species
Facilities includeInternet Access Swimming pool In room safe Lounge
- Dolo Mena
- Fly Fishing
- Game Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Sof Omar caves
- Scientific research
Seasons in Ethiopia
About Bale Mountain Lodge
The Bale Mountain Lodge is located in a clearing within the Harenna Forest of the Bale Mountains National Park, one of the largest remaining tropical Cloud Forests on earth and Ethiopia's premier National Park. The lodge sits at 2380m above sea level, on a small hill, overlooking a mountain stream and offering views of the 1500m high Harenna escarpment, with its volcanic outcrops rising dramatically above the forest. It has views overlooking a large clearing which is used by animals for grazing and foraging.
The lodge uses a mixture of contemporary and traditional designs centred around two large fireplaces which encourage an inclusive and cosy atmosphere within this truly remote and wild environment. All of the 15 'menyettabets' (guest rooms) offer comfortable beds, private decks and wood burning stoves. Each is hidden from view from any other to permit guests to feel totally isolated whilst being safe and warm.
The lodge is a superb location from which to explore the forest and the plateau, both of which offer walking safaris in the company of a knowledgeable guide.
Their eco credentials include our own micro-hydro generated power, and sand filtration purification system, so guests can be assured of minimum carbon footprint. Bale Mountain Lodge is excellent for people who love nature and wildlife, whilst enjoying comfortable accommodation.
The Bale Mountain Lodge is located in a clearing within the Harenna Forest of the Bale Mountains National Park.
How to get there
Bale Mountain Lodge is accessible from Addis Ababa by private charter flights (1 hour flight plus a 90 minute game drive transfer) or by road (7 hours).
All charter flights currently land at Robe airstrip, a grass field used by three private airlines, from which the lodge collects passengers for the 1hr 30min game drive over the Sanetti Plateau to the forest.
Road access is excellent, on asphalt roads all the way to the park entrance, with the last hour being on a good all-weather road through the park.
When to go
The climate in the Bale Mountains can vary greatly. It is generally cool and damp from April to September, but warm and drier from October to March.
Travelling with children
Children are welcome at the Bale Mountain Lodge, with triple rooms available on request.
Children 12 yrs and over = full price
Children 6-11 yrs sharing with adult is 50% of adult rate
Children under 6 free of charge & on request
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