Lodging for birders around the world

This is a list of Hotels, Inns and B&B's recommended by Birdingpals
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*Ghion Hotel
Addis Abba
Built in the middle of AA on one of Emperor Haile Selassie’s old palace grounds. It was a bit tired, and had pre cold war architecture, but the garden is beautiful, very large, and full of birds. The staff was also very friendly. Knud Rasmussen

Lake Babogaya Lodge
Lake Babogaya
The view of the lake Babogaya is exceptional. Its surroundings are wooded and the volcano Yerer emerges behind. You can see about 50 different birds from the garden and many tortoise. Emperor Haile Sellasie spent secretly his weekends on the lakeside. The climate is like throughout the year to what is found in the south of France in May. We want to offer a relaxing and enjoyable place for all those who love nature.

1,0000 Flamingos Lodge

The 10'000 flamingos lodge is inside the Abijata-Shalla National Park, on a beautiful hill, over viewing Lake Chitu and Lake Shalla.

10,000 Flamingos are all the year round on the Chitu lake and fly over near the lodge to Lake Shalla. The number can go up to more than 20000 flamingos on lake Chitu.

It takes a 4 hours drive from Addis Ababa to the lodge, or 286 km on the highway and a good asphalt road.

10 traditional houses are build with each 2 beds and sanitation, giving a direct view over the crater lake Chitu, 80 m below.

Restaurant and drinks will be available for those who take a room.

Walks are organized to discover the beautiful hilly savanna area on the border of the lakes, the flamingos, many birds as well as the hot springs in the nearby area.

At 15 minutes walk from the lodge, you can bath in the hot spring waters and swim in Shalla Lake surrounded by Flamingos.

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Last update 17/04/2018