Where can I stay in the Simien Mountains?

There are three accommodation options in the Simien Mountains: campsites, Simien Lodge, and Limalimo Lodge. To understand which option is right for you, ask yourself the following questions: 

  • How important is luxury and comfort to you? 
  • How much time do you want to spend trekking? 
  • How long do you have to spend in the mountains?
  • How active are you? 

Limalimo Lodge

Limalimo Lodge is not only the best accommodation available in the Simien Mountains, but it's arguably the best lodge available in whole of Ethiopia. The lodge is situated just outside the park, and so exploring the Simien requires sorties into the park with our 4x4s. 

The lodge has an aura of luxury which begins with its minimalist design and extends to the exceptional service by the management team and local staff. Overnights at Limalimo don't come cheap, but it's the perfect choice if you want to explore the mountains in comfort and style. 

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Simien Lodge

Sitting at over 3200 metres, the Simien Lodge is the highest altitude lodge anywhere in Africa. Sporting the traditional stone walls and thatched roofing, the Simien Lodge comprises a number of tukuls with some boasting great views of the Simien range. The lodge offers a great alternative to camping, and works out slightly cheaper than the more luxurious Limalimo Lodge. 

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Camping

The Simien Mountain's three major campsites offer the most cost-effective way to explore the range. Typical trails begin at Sankaber, head to Geech, and finish at Chennek. All tents and camping equipment is provided for you, and fantastic local cooks take care of the meals. 

The campsites are simple and the facilities are basic, but if comfort isn't too important to you, camping in the Simiens is a great option to explore the park in depth. 

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