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Buska Lodge

South Omo Valley, Turmi, Ethiopia
Buska Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zaragoza, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was traveling on a budget and, according to the travel company, this was the best and cheapest place to stay. Camping, of course. And yes, the tent was fine, with a narrow bed including bedlinen. Everything under a tarp and with some camping chairs. But the camping area is right next to the generator, so there is noise from... More 

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ottawa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The single rooms are horrendously hot and cramped .No room to open up my suitcase. There were 5 guests using up 3 "rooms". I asked if I could be upgraded to a double hut but they FLATLY denied the request so I had to pay an extra 50USD each night to get out of the single prison cell . My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Usual caveat that this is Ethiopia and far south. Very thankful we were booked in here and not Turmi Lodge [we had lunch there]. Greeted with cold towels, very welcome. We spent three very comfortable nights at Buska Lodge as a base for day trips. Our Tukul [13] was perfect, far enough away from main areas to be quiet and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When you get to your OMO VALLEY tour you have to enquire new standards of accommodations. Buska a is a very well located and maintained lodge with a very good breakfast and dinner, it was my wife's favorite lodge in our trip. The vibe is Ecological and pastoral, a river is near by in which you can dip and there... More 

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PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

So, as far as putting this place in context it is as good as it gets here. The grounds are lovely and the rooms are fine. Bring shampoo. Water pressure not great. The electricity and hot water go on when they are supposed to, and early when some kind soul decides an extra half hour of prep time in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Good accomodation compared to thw others in the region. The staff tried to accomodate our needs. They fixed the holes in the room for the mosquitoes not to enter. The dinner was included in the room price and was very good (a la carte). Nice garden and surroundings.

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Nice, France
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed at the Buska Lodge for three nights while touring the Southern Omo Valley region and had a very pleasant surprise once we arrived at the lodge. The rooms are spacious and decorated in the traditional Hamer style with large en suite bathrooms. The staff of the hotel (to a person) could not have been friendlier and the meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed three nights at the Buska Lodge and enjoyed every day, but the nights were AWFUL! The heat! The Omo Valley in February is dreadful but at least it's dry. The temp the three days we were there was 40C.......... Of course the owners have tried to make everything as comfortable as possible and that includes a bit of... More 

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

No doubt about it, the Buska Lodge is the best lodging anywhere in the Turmi area. With lots of greenery surrounding the charming circular bungalows, it has a breath of freshness in this otherwise harsh landscape. The staff are lovely, the food good to excellent, and the whole ambiance is pleasant. Because of its remoteness, it runs on a generator... More 

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Noss Mayo, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Any tourist arriving here does so after several days travel south from Addis. In our case, three travel days and five days from Addis and indeed two weeks into a four week experience of Ethiopia. Our expectations has adjusted accordingly. The bedroom is nice enough. A round hut with terraces either side and two large single beds with mosquito netting.... More 

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