Arba Minch, Ethiopia
At a Glance
Enjoy views of both Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo during your stay
The Lodge was constructed by the Konso people and members of more than 30 other ethnic groups from the south of Ethiopia
Each room has its own veranda or balcony so that views can be fully appreciated
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit Ethiopia is from mid to late October until May. During this time the highlands are ideal for hiking especially after the rainy season has just finished as the landscape bursts into life.
Due to the high altitude of the country in comparison to its location conditions get quite cool at night. Temperatures generally can reach above 30°C in lowland areas, whereas the highland temperature can dip below 20°C. Addis Ababa has a relatively even temperature year-round.
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Located on the edge of Arba Minch in the fascinating Omo Valley region of Ethiopia, Paradise Lodge boasts fantastic cliff-top views over the twin lakes of Abaya and Chamo and a warm and attentive service in its comfortable thatched bungalows.
Paradise Lodge is located on the edge of the rift valley town of Arba Minch meaning "forty springs" in Amharic due to a local abundance of springs. It is constructed completely by local people using local materials and the design reflects that of traditional Ethiopian homes, each bungalow is thatched and also has a veranda where you can sit outside and soak up the surrounding views. The walls may be rustic exposed brick work but the bed is the perfect contrast of crisp white linen.
We recommend requesting a room with a view as of course not all views are the same and there are 50 of them to choose from.
The restaurant at the Lodge can seat 400 people and serves a variety of Ethiopian and international cuisine to eat whilst also consuming those stunning views. Breakfast is on a buffet basis with lunch either in an excursion-friendly lunch box or an la carte meal. For a sun downer, the bar has both international beverages but also local options to get a real flavor of the region. If you're a beer lover make sure you try the local St. George draft.
Exploring the Omo valley region, its people and its wildlife is an opportunity not to be wasted. There are many indigenous tribes here who can be seen on treks and horse rides. The lodge can also organize trips for you into Nechisar National Park and island monasteries located on the twin lakes.
There are a total of 50 rooms at Paradise Lodge, each with Satellite TV, a mini bar, fridge, telephone, each with its own veranda or balcony. There are five different room types: single, double, twin, triple and VIP.
The restaurant at Paradise Lodge has 400 seats and serves meals throughout the day. Of course, as with the rest of the Lodge, there are stunning views to appreciate from your table. The Bar at the Lodge serves both imported and local drinks.
The Lodge has a Spa and Beauty Salon providing massages and steam and sauna rooms.
There is also a conference room at the Lodge, Wireless internet is available and 24-hour security is provided.
The twin lakes, Abaya and Chamo are right on your doorstep at Paradise Lodge and are part of the wider Nech Sar National Park. There is a diverse array of wildlife to be seen in the park including the crocodiles that breed on the volcanic Islands in Lake Chamo.
From the Lodge it is possible to drive to visit the Gamo and Oromo people and appreciate the diversity of culture and different tribes in the region.
Location & directions
Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Paradise Lodge is located between Chamo Lake and Abaya Lake on the edge of Nechisar National Park, Arbaminch in Southern Ethiopia.
How to get there
Fly to Addis Ababa and then take an hour's flight to Arbaminch airport which flies on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays or a 8-9 hour drive on an asphalt road past the Great Rift Valley Lakes surrounding people and wildlife.