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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

No early breakfast and hot plate after 9 pm, it is quite and slept like a baby after camping for two consecutive nights. sounds the first choice for group travelers and I bet the best place to stay in the area (if you are not fan of camping).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Having taken our clients for overnight stays at Turmi's Buska Lodge over the past couple of years, I felt it was well deserved to write them a good review. Being one of only three Lodges in the remote Turmi of the Lower Omo Valley in South-West Ethiopia (worth adding the best one of the three), the level of accommodation in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I suppose this is the best accomodation available in Turmi, which is a really remote area, but facilities are really far below average when you compare it with hotels or lodges elsewhere in the world. The place is dark and not entirely clean. Cobwebs are present and the occasional big spider and insects in the bathroom is not uncommon. Electricity... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I was a volunteer in Turmi for 3 weeks and spend several evenings at the Buska Lodge - we were housed at the adjacdent Mango campsite so a short 10 minute walk through the bush got us to this beautiful Lodge. I had several dinners ther and they were all very good. I met the manager as well as the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The south of Ethiopia is pretty remote and this lodge in the Omo Valley is nothing if not isolated. No phone, TV or wifi here. On the plus side we had a large round traditional style hut with a thatched roof, plaster walls and tiled floor. It was airy which was essential in 40 degrees with only one cooling fan.... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

We had our reservations confirmed 4 months prior our arrival... Yet upon arrival we were told the lodge is full and were offered to stay in a tent with public toilets (dirty) and public showers (dirty with only cold water). Even this was only available for the first night so we had to try and find other place to stay.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

I stayed here recently with a group. Some of our members were unceremoniously kicked out of their rooms the second night. A confirmation means nothing here! Their belongings were packed up while we were out and the rooms reassigned. Don't count on anything.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

All reviews of hotels in Ethiopia are ranked against each other and not ranked against western hotels. This is small hotel with rooms set in bungalows. Rooms are small but en suite clean and are provided with fans. Beds comfortable. Electrify is available for Limited hours but on longer than advertised. Restaurant is in covered open room and is buffet.... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

A room-confirmation at Busca Lodge has little value, the room is simply rebooked to someone else if they feel like. As a result, we ended up sleeping in a tent (@ Turmi lodge) after we had made reservation with confirmation at Busca Lodge. From our quick view of the place, we had the impression that the location was overpriced, like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights. Far from the village, near river. Electricity is only 06:30-10:30 & 18:30-22:30 officially, however, every morning/night electricity was available longer than that mentioned time. Touch was in a room for black out time. Hot water tank was in a bathroom but didn't work. In the evening, water in tank was warm due to outside temperature... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Buska Lodge

Address: South Omo Valley, Turmi, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region > Turmi
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Buska Hotel Turmi
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