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Buska Lodge

South Omo Valley, Turmi, Ethiopia
Buska Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I stayed one night, the location was remote. We had electricity only 2-3 hours in the morning and afternoon. The room was clean, dinner in the restaurant was good, the mosquito net was adequate. The shower was weak, there was no hot water, no wifi (not unexpected in that remote location), about the breakfast I cannot say much, because after... More 

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Sydney
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed here 2 nights. The rooms were small but clean and the shower was good. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. Lots of beautiful birds in the garden. The electricity only comes on about 6.30 am an goes off about 10.30pm. The lodge is close to the river and is only a short walk to where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised with Buska Lodge having heard some dire reviews of the place. It is by far and away the best place to stay if you’re overnighting in Turmi. Yes, it’s a little rough around the edges but the rooms were fit for purpose. Electricity goes off at 10.30pm so the fans are a bit redundant. Rates are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

There isn't a lot of choice of places to stay in the Turmi, Ethiopia area; but Buska Lodge is a pleasant place to stay. It is quite rustic and a bit basic, but clean and comfortable both in the sleeping units and in the restaurant and bar areas. The sleeping units are round hut-like units similar to the ones commonly... More 

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