Lodging Type: Hotel
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water
Under 50 USD
As its name suggests, Mora Heights Hotel is high on a hill, 1,285 meters above sea level.
The 28 en-suite rooms are made up of singles, doubles and twins. All have balconies, many of which have lovely views. The restaurant serves Ethiopian cuisine and has some international dishes. The bar is stocked with local and imported beers, wines and spirits, and has a cocktail menu. The spa offers massage and treatments. Conferences, weddings, birthdays and barbecues can be arranged.
The area is best known for the Dorze tribe and the Konso tribe; trips to their villages to experience their traditional way of life and to see how they make their local crafts are a highlight of the region. Other nearby sites of interest include Nechisar National Park, Lake Chamo, Lake Abaya, Guge Mountain and the crocodile farm. The hot springs known as Forty Sprints are believed to have healing waters. Activities include bird watching and nature walks. Hiking in the area is good, especially the hike across God’s Bridge: the isthmus between Lake Chamo and Lake Abaya.
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