Located in the Bale Mountains of south central Ethiopia, Bale Mountain Lodge is a boutique wilderness getaway in a beautiful afro-alpine moorland.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of eleven rooms. Five of the rooms are wood and chukka constructed forest cottages on elevated wooden decks. Three of the rooms are made from local stone. For families or parties traveling together there is a three-bedroom house with its own log fire. Within the main lodge itself are three rooms with disabled access. Each room has a wood burning stove for warmth, comfortable double beds, locally crafted furniture, and a detached bathroom. There is even a private balcony to relax and enjoy the views.
The lodge is located in the Bale Mountains National Park. This pristine wilderness incorporates the largest tract of Afro-alpine moorland remaining on the African continent, the majority being over 12,000 feet above sea level. The lodge sits within a cloud forest and is not far from the Rift Valley. Sixty percent of the remaining Ethiopian Wolves, the world’s most rare canid, are found within the park. Other animals living here include the endemic Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bushbuck, various rodent species, numerous amphibians and reptiles, plus lions, rare giant forest hogs, and a large number of rare bird species. The bale monkeys are frequent visitors to the lodge and within the forest.