Lodging Type: Lodge
Dining: A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Business / Conference Facilities, Child / Family Oriented, Child - Activities, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water, Weddings, Campsite
Eco & Green: Eco Policies, Community Development Projects
In the grounds of Emperor Menelik’s palace, AnKober Palace Lodge is built in similar traditional style to the original palace. Ankober, the ancient capital of Shoa, is high on a hill and the lodge offers spectacular views over the Great Rift Valley. The lodge is on the ancient coffee caravan route and surrounded by ancient churches and a museum.
There are 4 en-suite family rooms, 6 standard doubles with shared bathrooms, and a campsite with tents for hire. All rooms have heavy wooden furniture, wicker adornments, woven rugs and lovely views. The restaurant and conference hall is built in the style of the Great Hall of Emperor Menelik; its bar and veranda have views over the valley. The menu includes Ethiopian dishes and dishes from around the world.
Activities include trekking, horse riding, bird watching, visiting traditional villages, learning local handicrafts, spinning traditional clothes. Nearby Aliyo Amba has silversmiths, weavers, tea shops, camel caravans, buzzing markets and local bars. Abdul Rassul, named after its Arab founder, has a 600-year old mosque, said to be the oldest in Ethiopia. The lodge is keenly eco-friendly, and contributes to the preservation of flora and fauna. It also provides employment for the local community, and supports the church community school of music and poetry.
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