My friend arranged our stay here. We toured the churches in Lalibela and headed up on donkeys with a myriad of beautiful villagers passing us by. It was other worldly. I fell in love the with terraine and beauty. The experience on "top of the grandest grand canyon of all" was spectacular. Guided treks to villages and passing local people were astounding. A young teenager invited us in her family's tukul for a traditional coffee ceremony and lunch. The meals and singing and dancing with local villagers was spectucular. The breakfasts with baboons playing nearby was exhillerating. The tukul and extra warm clothing to wear transcended our travel to a different time and place. The beauty looking over the table top of a mountain to see terraced farms and countless villages and hearing the children's voices as they brought the family's animals home at dusk will stay with me forever. I want to return. I want to take my children and grandchildren there and I want to keep this dream alive and make it happen. It was fantastic. One of the greatest privileges of my life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lalibela Hudad is a rustic ecolodge close to Lalibela. It's a secluded natural sanctuar. A great place for wildlife sighting, hiking and relaxing. ... more less