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In the fantastic mountains of the Dorze People close to Arba Minch, we have recently build a spectaculair lodge which is completely runned an owned bij the Dorze People. This is an unique project, where all services and products are traditionally made by the Dorze Community, from the traditonal on-site woven sheets to the self made honey.
Spectacular landscape

360 degree view of our lodge

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Happy Clients!​

Tim L
Tim L
2024-01-06
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Definitely coming back! No, the road to get there isn’t super easy. No, it’s not the most luxurious accommodation. But YES, you should absolutely book immediately! The view from up on the mountain is unbelievable and we absolutely loved our stay. The staff are so friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. The personal patio and hammock provided a great place to rest and enjoy. Our guided tour through the Dorze village was a fun experience. This lodge provides a truly beautiful and restful respite with unbelievable views from an altitude of about 8000 feet.
marthamania2002
marthamania2002
2022-08-18
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Just perfect 🤩 We were so lucky to find this little gem on our brief stay in Arba Minch. By chance there was a hut free so we were able to stay for two nights exploring the local area, which is utterly stunning. The Dorze community were open and welcoming and our brief immersion into their culture was fascinating, aided of course by a great local guide. Views down to Lake Abaya are breathtaking, you really feel on top of the world here; we wished we could have stayed longer and look forward to a future visit hopefully to the Omo Valley. Tsehy, the owner, is an incredible guy who has clearly worked hard to create a business that really benefits the local people as well as his visitors. It really feels like a true partnership. We loved this place 🤩❤️
Gagan K
Gagan K
2022-07-23
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nice, quiet place with nature Pros: 1. its on top of hill with amazing views. 2. you live in those huts shown in picture 3. beds and pillows are comfortable. This lodge is much cheaper than those in Arbaminch city. 4. weather was nice when I visited. there were nets for mosquitos but it was cool so i didn't have issues with the insects. 5. water and electricity are available. 6. very peaceful and quiet. its like camping in a hut. It is safe. 7. very friendly and honest staff. I had booked 4 days with them but I did not stay for 2 days as I was visiting some tribes. They told me that I have to only pay for nights that I stayed. 8. local made food - not the typical Ethiopian food you eat. 9. guides available to take you around to different tribes and they can arrange the whole tour for visiting surrounding tribes. I visited dorze, hammer, konso, mursi, desyonish and ari tribes. I worked with Mr Wedgers Yonas (+251 91 148 7620) who took me around. good English and has good knowledge about the local customs. 10. commute to this place is easy. it takes ~ 30 minutes, 10 min on paved roads and 20min on unpaved road. They will arrange the ride for $50. I will not make a big deal about roads since the roads in Ethiopia outside the city are bad. if you are going to visit tribes, be prepared for multiple hours on unpaved roads. 11. The rooms are not air conditioned but its pleasant weather, so you dont need them anyway. The temperature here is 4-5 degrees cooler than in Arbaminch city.
Johnny E
Johnny E
2022-07-10
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Paradijselijke plek Wij zijn hier drie nachten geweest, een ongelofelijk uitzicht. Snahts was het koud maar genoeg dekens. Twee keer op pad geweest met een gids van Dorze Lodge, veel uit leg gehad over de vals-banaan, de olifanthuis, de markt en zijn bij de waterval geweest en natuurlijk de talrijke ontmoetingen met de plaatselijke bevolking. Allemaal erg gastvrij. De eigenaar van het verblijf heeft zich daarna nog kosteloos bemoeit met het verloop van onze verdere reis en heeft er voor gezorgd dat we tegen een gereduceerd tarief de volgende dag in Jinka konden overnachten. Een ieder was erg behulpzaam ook natuurlijk omdat we één van de eerste blanke toeristen waren na het hele Corona gebeuren. Conclusie een echte aanrader wil je Ehtipië beter leren kennen. De locatie is perfect en je steunt de plaatselijke bevolking.
Janet H
Janet H
2022-04-18
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Stunning views and lovely stay at Dorze I travelled here in March with family for 1 night after visiting the local area. We were the only visitors but made to feel at home. The rooms are spacious, quite basic but hot showers which was lovely. There were two moments of magic - Firstly they were kind to arrange a fabulous campfire with local villagers singing traditional songs, second the Sunrise over the lakes of Arba Minch - worth getting up for and one of the best i've ever seen! Thanks to all the staff
dmmtravels
dmmtravels
2022-04-14
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Stunning scenery and friendly staff We just came back from 3 nights at Dorze lodge and had a fantastic time. The new "house/rooms" on the edge of the cliff have spectacular views and comfortable beds. Big enough for a family with one double bed and three singles. The bathrooms were functional - nothing fancy and some drain / water issues - but certainly enough for the basics. Dinner/lunch/breakfast style all served buffet style - again basic but enough to not starve (250 birr per meal). Beer and basic Ethiopian wine available too. Staff helpful and friendly. Trips to take a boat on the lake to see hippos and crocodiles very enjoyable. The park was closed while we were there. Walking tour through village was fascinating. Overall not a posh place but the location is stupendous. Cool evenings and hot days (in April). Don't expect 4 star luxury but definitely worth a visit. Supports local community in a non-invasive way. And you learn a lot about this beautiful part of a beautiful country!! Recommended.
Daria Dub
Daria Dub
2021-08-26
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A gorgeous lodge with lovely staff I stayed here for a couple of nights with my partner, and we had a lovely time. The location is absolutely breathtaking, and the tukuls are rustic and functional, with a very well placed hammock on the terrace outside. The central restaurant bit is very cosy and, clearly, a lot of thought has gone into the decor. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, and a lot of effort goes into preparing a serving very nice, healthy, local food. There are lots of opportunities to go on walks/ treks around the lodge, wander through villages and wave to the local kids, and to buy local handicrafts. It's not a luxury lodge experience (so don't come expecting luxury and then whine about its absence), but it's truly the best of rural Ethiopian hospitality. Would strongly recommend!

This place is one of the most peaceful and quite places to get good rest from your busy life. We thank you to choose to stay with us