David & Joanna write:
We just spent a fantastic weekend at Limalimo Lodge in the Simien mountains. It’s beautifully designed lodge nestled on its own hilltop at the Debark end of the Simien escarpment, so has jaw-dropping views of the cliffs running along the national park. The individual bedroom cabins have floor-to-ceiling windows so just as it’s getting chilly at the end of the day you can take a nap with the sun’s rays coming up through the hills.
The main restaurant, cosy living room, and big verandah area all have fabulous fireplaces for the chilly evenings, and they staff even offer hot water bottles to take back to your bed with you. The fixed-menu meals (included in the per-room per-night price, as are all made-in Ethiopia drinks) are really delicious.
It’s part-owned by Shif, of Simien Treks, who’s well-regarded amongst us foreign residents in Addis Ababa. So the lodge easily integrates with hikes or drives though the Simien mountains. We’re eager to hear when an extra days’ trekking from current main route to Limalimo is plotted out so we can walk straight to the Lodge – without doubt the best we’ve visited in Ethiopia – and relax on the sofas and sun-loungers on the deck.
David & Joanna