Visit the "Camelot" of Ethiopia and explore the Castles of Gondar from the tranquillity of Mayleko Lodge. Stay at the Lodge in rural thatched cottages surrounded by farmland and located 10-minutes outside the hustle and bustle of Gondar itself.
In a beautiful rural location just outside the hustle and bustle of Gondar
Small and personalised lodge
Spacious stone ensuite cottages
A short drive to Gondar Airport
Mayleko lodge is a peaceful place to stay just five minutes outside Gondar, where there is much to see and do. The spacious stone bungalows with thatched roofs are constructed using reclaimed and sustainable materials, in-keeping with the Lodge's desire to minimise environmental impact with its practices. Each bungalow "blends traditional elegance with modern luxury" and have views across the agricultural land of northern Ethiopia and are set against the Dilha Mountain landscape.
Each bungalow has its own terrace to relax on or use as a vantage point to observe the views and wildlife that frequents the grounds, including colourful bird species. However cottages are fairly close together therefore areas are not completely private.
The food at the Lodge is very good and the staff are all really friendly and efficient, a trip to the restaurant at the top of the hill is a treat for more than just your taste-buds as its height makes it a fabulous view point. There is a computer that guests can use in reception but there isn't any WiFi, although for some this might be a welcome absence!
During your stay at Mayleko Lodge make sure you explore the local sights and immerse yourself in this land of emperors and princesses of a bygone era. The castles of Gondar are a must, especially with a guide that can tell you their stories and history. We recommend a visit to the Four Sisters restaurant for lunch, an Ethiopian eatery which, as you may have guessed, is run by four sisters. Located close to the exit of Fasil Ghebbi or the Royal Enclosure (where the castles are) the sisters offer traditional and western cuisines in comfortable surroundings where you are treated as one of the family.
When to visit
Get up early and watch the bird life come alive with the dawn chorus.
Mayleko Lodge is located just outside Gondar in a location that is both peaceful but conveniently close to Gondar's Theodros airport and Gondar's Castles.