Lalibela and Northern Ethiopia

Lalibela and the enchanting northern regions of Ethiopia are abundant with treasures of historical and religious importance that date back over two millennia. With the alluring beauty of the Simien Mountains and Ethiopian highlands, the archaeological wonders of Lalibela and Axum and the castles of Gondar, discovering the treasures of the northern reaches of the country is a magnificent adventure.

Lalibela and northern Ethiopia

Lalibela is renowned for its extraordinary monolithic rock-hewn churches constructed for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. Situated below ground level, these ancient edifices are truly a sight to behold. To the north of Lake Tana and Bahar Dar is the city of Gondar or the "Camelot of Africa", abundant with history and castles of bygone eras. The holy city of Axum in the Tigray region boasts its own archaeological wonders, including the 1,700-year-old World Heritage listed Stele. Also acknowledged by UNESCO is The Simien Mountain National Park, home to a mind-blowing variety of wildlife, plunging valleys, rocky plateaus and pinnacles, uniting in one of the most dramatic landscapes on earth.



Ghion Goha Hotel

Lalibela and Northern Ethiopia, Ethiopia

Perched on a hill with stunning views of the castles and palaces of Gondar, Goha Hotel is a great place to stay and explore the Royal Enclosure. It’s traditionally decorated rooms, swimming pool and al fresco terrace are all lovely features.

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Korkor Lodge

Tigray Region, Ethiopia

Koro Koro Lodge is located in northern Ethiopia in the Tigray region. The lodge is surrounded by spectacular views of the Gheralta Mountains and is within close distance to many of the fascinating historical sites near by.

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Maribela Hotel

Lalibela, Ethiopia

Located in the heart of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia, Maribela Hotel offers modern accommodation on the edge of town and is just a short walk away from the monolithic stone churches the area is famed for.

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Mezena Lodge

Lalibela, Ethiopia

Located to the east of Lalibela, Mezena lodge enjoys views over the valleys below, offering guests a good base from which to explore this beautiful region, with its rich cultural heritage.

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Planet Hotel

Tigray Region, Ethiopia

The Planet Hotel is a city style hotel in the heart of Mekelle. It is a good place to use as a base to explore the extraordinary Mountains of Adwa, site of the Battle of Adwa with the Italians in 1896 and the impressive pre-Axumite temple of Yeha.


Yared Zema International Hotel

Tigray Region, Ethiopia

Yared Zema International Hotel is a modern property in the heart of Axum, close to key historic sights. It has a selection of facilities and accommodation options which will ensure your stay in the city is a comfortable one.


Gheralta Lodge

Tigray Region, Ethiopia

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.

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Kuriftu Resort and Spa

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Located a mere 15-minute drive from Bahir Dar airport and on the shores of Lake Tana, the cottages of Kuriftu Resort and Spa make for an accessible yet peaceful retreat in Ethiopia. Indulge in the facilities at Kuriftu or explore the local area by boat.

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Limalimo Lodge

Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

Limalimo Lodge is a new luxury boutique hotel located in Ethiopia's stunning Simien Mountains National Park. Limalimo has just 14 rooms offering spectacular views and the chance to trek and observe the local wildlife.

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Mayleko Lodge

Gondar, Ethiopia

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.

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