Lodging Type: Lodge
Dining: Ethiopian, Italian, Set menu
Facilities: Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Library, Showers - 24hr hot water
This Italian owned lodge faces one of Tigrey’s most spectacular rock formations, bestowing on guests the changing colours of this view throughout the day.
The 8 en-suite cottages are glass-fronted to maximise the stunning view, and can be single, double, family or twin as required. With cream walls, wicker furniture, local fabrics and bathrooms with modern facilities, the cottages fuse the contemporary with the traditional. The landscaped gardens are filled with local plants and fruit trees. The lodge is eco-friendly, and runs off solar power and wind turbines, grows its own vegetables and fruits, and has its own borehole with plentiful water. Stone paths run between the cottages, and vines wind over the bamboo shelters giving the verandas plentiful shade.
The restaurant serves a set menu of Ethiopian and Italian dishes, created from pasta, rice, oil and more imported from Italy and fresh fruits and vegetables from its kitchen garden. The main building houses a reception, library, bar, restaurant and an outdoor seating area for breakfast and lunch if weather conditions permit.
Activities include visiting the many spectacular rock churches in the area. There are about 140 churches and archaeological sites in Tigrey, many of which are carved into the rocks and cliffs. The sites are dated to between the 7th and 14th centuries; some involve a gentle walk, and others require clambering up a rock face.
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The jutting rocks and cliffs of Tigrey region are striking formations in themselves, made even more remarkable by the churches cut into many of their peaks. Some of these churches are dated to even earlier than those of Lalibela, possibly from the 8th century AD. The region, once known for ...