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Chencha Road, Dorze village Dorze, Arba Minch Ethiopia
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Welcome to the site of Dorze Lodge. In the fantastic mountains of the Dorze people close to Arba Minch, we have recently renovated our spectacular lodge. If you stay in Dorze Lodge, then you stay very close to nature and to the local culture. This is the place to come to yourself or in touch with the friendly local people. The lodge is built in a rather rough (and beautiful) environment, and staffed by local people. We have a lot of activities you can do, like beautiful hikes and trekking’s (by yourself or guided). Other things you can do is: visit a local, visit the local school, join the local community in the evening at a campfire with music and dance, or go horseback riding. And we can offer you all kind of tours to different interesting attractions, close bye or up to the Omo valley. Or just lay in a hammock and enjoy the serenity. It’s amazing. We make sure that you will have an unforgettable time. You are very welcome.
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Kid-friendly buffet
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Chencha Road, Dorze village Dorze, Arba Minch Ethiopia
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Gerard O wrote a review Feb 2020
Weymouth, United Kingdom632 contributions186 helpful votes
This place is one of the most fantastic locations I have ever stayed at it is very far off the beaten track we got a car from Awassa - which took over four hours then had to transfer to a took took for the last 20 miles up the most incredibly bad mountain road to the Lodge. The location is almost unbelievable with views over the lake and valley STAFF-Staff could not have been more helpful shouldering our cases and parrying them from the took took to our conical shaped little lodges- LOCATION--Literally at the top of the mountain surrounded by forest with unique incredible views. It is such a beautiful place to walk from peaceful, calm and relaxing FOOD-We ate both an evening meal and breakfast here and as vegetarians we were very happy they went out of their way to give us copious amounts BEDROOM- We stayed in an individual conical roundhouse with beautiful views, the bed was comfortable it has a built in bathroom and although the water didn't heat up very well it really wasn't an issue and although the electricity was very intermittent none of that matters WIFI-There is no Internet access- which is really a good thing in this type of area- The purpose here is to actually get away
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Amanda Kelly wrote a review Feb 2020
Madrid, Spain8 contributions1 helpful vote
The Dorze Lodge was simply lovely. It's managed by locals, who were incredibly hospitable. The supper and breakfast were delicious. The little huts are sweet and comfortable. The views are breathtaking... and there was nothing more beautiful than lying in the hammock and listening to the sounds of the people across the valley waft up accompanied by birdsong, while watching the sun set...
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Date of stay: January 2020
matteo t wrote a review Jan 2020
Milan, Italy31 contributions9 helpful votes
We moved from Dorze Lodge with Tsehai, the owner of the lodge, to south Omo Valley. Amazing experience. Tsehai knows the tribes very well and guided us to unexpected experieces out of the usual touristic spots.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Eli G wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Altos, California40 contributions33 helpful votes
The location of the Dorze Lodge is a winner. Not far from the Dorze Village with amazing views from the room (We stayed in the new huts that have the views but note the the old huts don’t have views). Hot water was an issue in the first room but we got a replacement. The room is set up for 5 people which makes it feel bit crowded. No internet and a limited electricity from a generator up until 10pm and from 6am.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Guía Etiopia wrote a review Oct 2019
Gijon, Spain78 contributions7 helpful votes
It is one of the best community based tourism business in the region. The guided tour organized by the lodge is always equally shared between the surrounding villages. They have helped building school for the nearby village and still doing to complement in other additional needed services. Excellent.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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EthiopiaSouthern Nations, Nationalities, and People's RegionArba Minch
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dorze Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Dorze Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Dorze Village (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dorze Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Dorze Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dorze Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Dorze Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dorze Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Dorze Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.