Gheralta Lodge

Gheralta Lodge, located in the historic area of Gheralta, is a 15-bungalow lodge constructed in 2007 by the Rizzotti family, bringing a little bit of Italy to Tigrai and paving the way for good quality accommodation in northern Ethiopia.

Tigray Region, Ethiopia
Gheralta Lodge
  • The perfect base for tours to the rock hewn churches of the Tigrai region

  • Fantastic views from bungalows

  • A well thought-out, well furnished and clean property. An Ethiopian idyll

Gheralta Lodge comes highly recommended is perfect for those of you wanting tranquillity, scenic trekking, fascinating history all facilitated through Enrica and Silvio's wonderful service.

The lodge and bungalows are designed so that externally they blend into their surroundings, resembling the traditional tukul style. However their interior is more European-feeling as is some of the menu (and wines) here. The communal areas at the Lodge are as comfortable and cosy as the bedrooms and welcome a sociable atmosphere amongst guests, perfect to enjoy a glass of wine and watch an African sunset.

The accessibility of the lodge is a great plus, just a 20-minute walk to the centre of Hawzen but far enough away to keep the noises of the town at bay. It is a charming base from which to explore the rock-hewn churches of Tigrai in an idyllic off-the-beaten-track location.

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Explore the lesser known rock churches carved high in the Gheralta Mountains from the lodge.

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Tigray Region, Ethiopia

The lodge is located in East Tigray and is remote enough for some peace and quiet but also just 20-minutes from the town of Hawzen. In the Gheralta area there is much to see with its unique chain of mountains and ancient architecture.

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