Lodging Type: Hotel
Dining: A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Business / Conference Facilities, Showers - 24hr hot water
Under 50 USD
Sona Hotel is in Debark, near the park entrance and headquarters of the Simien Mountains. This affordable hotel is in a convenient location for visitors wishing to walk, trek and camp in the Simien Mountains.
The 32 en-suite rooms are made up of single, double, twin, triple and family rooms. All rooms have table, chairs, mirror, cupboard, clothes hooks and a balcony. All bathrooms have showers with water heaters. The family rooms are comprised of two interconnecting rooms. The restaurant on the ground floor serves a selection of dishes including pasta, pizza, soup, fish dishes and Ethiopian traditional cuisine. Also on the ground floor is the reception, bar, souvenir shop and conference hall that can accommodate up to 350 pax. Outside the hotel there’s a café, coffee shop and car park.
The Simien Mountains are one of Africa’s largest mountain ranges, and their peaks, many of which are over 4,000m, provide wonderful trekking studded with viewpoints from which the world appears to drop away before you. With tumbling waterfalls, dramatic cliffs and unusual wildlife such as Walia and Gelada baboons, and a wealth of birdlife, it’s not surprising the Simien Mountains is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Formed before the formation of the Rift Valley, the Simian Mountains were created by an outpouring of lava after a volcanic eruption between 40 and 25 million years ago, while the dramatic escarpment was created by an extended up-thrust that could have happened as much as 75 million years ago. The mountains are ...