Limalimo Lodge

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Set in Ethiopia in the beautiful Simien Mountains National Park, the boutique Limalimo Lodge features only 15 suites ensuring guests tranquillity and privacy during their stay.

This Ethiopian luxury lodge promotes sustainable tourism, practising responsible tourism to support conservation and sustainability in a most beautiful and unique environment. Characterised by exceptional service and the most delicious cuisine, guests staying at this lodge in Ethiopia enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.

Perched on the edge of an escapement with the lowlands below, the lodges local influences and architecture have been implemented in the unique design. The rammed earth walls and thatch in combination with the wooden interiors provide a chic and minimalist feel.

Quick facts:

  • Located in the Simien Mountains (Northern Ethiopia)
  • Eco-luxury lodge
  • 14 suites ensure tranquillity and privacy
  • Blending Ethiopian design with a contemporary finish
  • Trekking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking
  • Superb service and extraordinary cuisine.

The 14 en-suite rooms are spread out throughout the 10-hectare reserve featuring floor to ceiling windows through which magnificent views can be admired.

Bedding options:

  • Twin beds
  • Double beds
  • Triple beds
  • Family rooms.

Facilities and Services

Dining in the restaurant is an extraordinary experience with the chef preparing mouth-watering meals whereby using, where ever possible, ingredients from local suppliers. The bar features a lovely terrace from where beautiful views of the Simien Mountains can be admired. Complete with a fire pit, this is a beautiful place for relaxation. For the ultimate relaxation, guests may enjoy Yoga and foot massages.

Facilities and services:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar with terrace and fire pit
  • Yoga
  • Foot massages
  • Transfers.

Dining

Champagne breakfasts are a real treat for guests who wish to enjoy a romantic breakfast in the rising morning sun while admiring some of the most spectacular views in the world. A table is set up in a secluded location where a freshly prepared breakfast is served along with champagne. While trekking or on an excursion, a picnic lunch can be arranged for travellers to enjoy a freshly cooked dinner outside, at a beautifully set the table with delicious food and a magnificent view.

Dining options:

  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Champagne breakfasts
  • Luxury picnic lunches.

Activities

The lodge is located only 10-minutes away from the main park headquarters of the Simien National Park at Debark. Walking through this amazing, natural landscape is an exceptional experience which is home to wildlife. A private guide is available for exciting full and half day hiking tours in the Simien Mountains.

Guests also have the opportunity to participate in a longer trek into the park where they have the chance to camp out under the stars, accompanied by a team of guides, cooks and porters. Bird watching can best be enjoyed between October to December. Horse and mule riding can also be arranged for guests. By visiting the surrounding villages, visitors learn about the local life of people living in this region of Ethiopia.

Activities:

  • Trekking to explore the Simien Mountains
  • Birding
  • Visit the Limalimo village
  • Relaxation: foot massages, yoga.

Wildlife:

  • Gelada monkeys
  • Walia Ibex
  • Ethiopian wolf
  • Simien Fox
  • Leopards and hyenas.

Birdlife:

  • Lammergeier vultures
  • Tawny eagles
  • Thick-billed ravens.

Location & Access

Located in the Simien Mountains National Park of Ethiopia's northern region, the lodge is 105 km north of Gondar. This drive takes about 1.5 hours. The lodge can also be reached by road transfer from both Gondar and Axum. The eco-luxury lodge is located just inside the national park; an 11 minutes drive away from Debark, where the park’s headquarters are located.

Gondar has daily flights from Addis Ababa, Lalibela and Axum. Exact flight times, schedules and bookings can be made with Ethiopian Airlines direct. For guests who fly in and out of Ethiopia with Ethiopian Airlines, qualify for discounted internal flights when booking in an office.

Approximate flight duration:

  • Addis Ababa to Gondar takes 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Lalibela to Gondar takes 30 minutes
  • Axum to Gondar takes 1 hour 30 minutes (via Lalibela).

Amenities

  • Double bed
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Single beds

Facilities Available at Limalimo Lodge

  • Boma
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck

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