About Lalibela Hudad
The Lalibela Hudad is an eco-retreat lodge that overlooks the town of Lalibela in Northern Ethiopia. Due to recent road development seventy percent of the way up can be covered by car, but the remaining part of the journey is travelled by mule or hiking on foot. The lodge is set on a silent and private 10-hectare site at an altitude of 3,300 m. Air doesn’t get much cleaner than this, and there is a lovely feeling of seclusion and peacefulness. The AboChagula Reserve surrounds the lodge presenting breathtaking sights and sounds throughout your stay.
Accommodation is offered in stone-and-thatch Tukuls, which are simple yet comfortable, with shared drop-toilets and hot showers. Each Tukul can accommodate up to three guests. Guests are supplied with warm blankets but are advised to bring warm clothing as the highlands are characteristically cold at night.
The Plateau Café by reception serves out freshly cooked light meals throughout the day. Alfresco eating is a must at the Hudad, with cliff-edge meals, evening bonfire barbeques, wildlife picnics, or private meals by your Tukul Suite. The food we serve is fresh, organic, delicious, locally sourced. Our menu has been carefully designed to blend a fusion of local and international tastes.
Enjoy the rising sun as endemic gelada baboons’ play nearby; at a distance terraced farms and ancient villages mesmerize onlookers though out the day. The tukuls have been built to surround a large area that is visited almost daily by a large troupe of gelada baboons. Settle into one of our wildlife lookout dens and become part of the tribe. Baboons are not the plateau’s only inhabitants; a wide variety of stunning wildlife awaits visitors. There have been rare sightings of mountain lions, Ethiopian wolves and Hamadryas baboons from the Hudad.
Mobile phones do work at the Lalibela Hudad, internet acesss is also available. We are currently developing solar charging stations for phones, cameras and laptops.
Altitude sickness can occur if an acclimatization period hasn’t been followed, make sure you discuss your visit with your general practitioner . Care should also be taken when... Mobile phones do work at the Lalibela Hudad, internet acesss is also available. We are currently developing solar charging stations for phones, cameras and laptops.
Altitude sickness can occur if an acclimatization period hasn’t been followed, make sure you discuss your visit with your general practitioner . Care should also be taken when hiking across mountain passages and when walking by cliff edges, especially at night. The Hudad has only minimal first aid equipment and the closest hospital is in Lalibela town.
The Lodge is closed for business in July and August. see more
Lalibela Hudad Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling