Hudad Lodge, near Lalibela

Boundless Ethiopia Tours writes:

We are sending clients to Hudada Lodge on regular base and they are very satisfied by their service. When I visited the place myself I was impressed by the efforts of Mesfin, the owner, to establish this eco-lodge and how the surrounding local communities where appreciating him. Don’t expect luxury, accommodation is in rustic tukuls with toilet and shower facilities outside. There are 4 tukuls sleeping max 4 persons and one bigger family house which sleeps 6. Prices (BB) are USD 70/87/99/110 for 1/2/3/4 persons sharing a tukul. They are closed in July and August during rainy season.


It is situated in the mountains near Lalibela not far from the Asheton Maryam church. At a plateau at an altitude of 3,300 m with stunning views all around. Often gelada baboons roaming around and lammergeyers up in the sky. Only accessible on foot, about 2,5-3 hours hike from Lalibela or 1-1,5 hike hours when you drive up the new road leading to Asheton Maryam. Mules are available to take luggage, but it is easier to leave most of it in Lalibela. Hudad is closer to Lalibela than the first TESFA Medhane Alem tukul.


From Hudad you can go out on day hikes in the surrounding area. When we send clients there they often hike in about 6 hrs from Hudad to Yemrehane Kristos church, where a car is waiting to take them back to Lalibela. You can also plan a visit to Abuna Yosef Plateau in between, then it works better to stay one night near the plateau in accommodation provided by TESFA, Frankfurter Zoological Society or a local tukul.


Website is at and you can reach Mesfin at +251 937 94 93 56. You will not always find him easily as he is also developing a same kind of lodge in the Gheralta range.


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