While studying abroad in Ethiopia we spent two nights staying at the Dorze Lodge in early June 2012. It is gorgeous with stunning views of both lakes. The community is very involved in the lodge and the owner, whom we nicknamed Sunshine, is active in preserving and assisting the Dorze community. A highlight of the trip was riding horses into the community, we spent time with the local children and spoke with tons of people in the community.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 mostly 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. ... more less