The Lodge is situated near Debre Zeit, a town at 47 km south of Addis Abeba (Ethiopia).
We are on the border of Babogaya lake, which is an ancient volcano 1km2 wide, filled with clear water in which it is possible to swim or to go around with a kayak.
Our Lodge is run by a Belgium guy and an Ethiopian Lady.
All rooms have double beds with moskito net. There are 2 family rooms with 2 double beds and bathroom. 3 other rooms have also a private bathroom.
For those who like to sleep in the rooms near the lakeside or in the three-room, there are 2 other bathrooms available.
The view of the lake Babogaya is exceptional. Its surroundings are wooded and the volcano Yerer emerges behind. You can see about 50 different birds from the garden. Emperor Haile Sellasie spent secretly his weekends on the lakeside.
The climate is like throughout the year to what is found in the south of France in May.
We want to offer a relaxing and enjoyable place for all those who love nature.
Please contact us after booking to inform about arrival time
Cash only accepted as payment upon arrival
Cancellation Policy: 3 days, late cancellations and no shows will be charged the amount of the first night
By taxi from the airport:
You can take a yellow taxi from the airport. For about 30 euros (negotiation!), it will take you to the lodge, day and night. You ask Debre Zeit Babogaya. Allow 1 hour to get home. We can pick you up during the day for 25 euros (with reservations only, minimum 1 week in advance).
With a car, you drive 47 km from Addis on a paved road in the direction of Nazareth to the town of Debre Zeit. At Debre Zeit you follow the indication MARITIME TRAINING INSTITUTE. You see this big plate from the road to Addis and tell you to turn left in Debre Zeit, 5.5 km to Babogaya. You follow always this road, you pass after 3 km the veterinary faculty of the Addis Ababa University on your right. You will see the big picture of this website just after the faculty. You follow this road and you take after some 800 m the asfaltroad on your right. You follow this road for 1,5 km and you will see again the big picture of our lodge at the entrance of the lodge, on the left side of the road.
So we are just 5 km from the center of Debre Zeit. It takes one hour from Addis.
By public transport:
From Addis: Take a bus in Addis bus at the bus station to Nazareth. Attention is the bus station 300 m from the train station.
From the south: take a bus to Addis Ababa and leave at Debre Zeit.
At Debre Zeit, take a city minibus blue for HORA (4 birr per person maximum). At the terminus, where you have an asfaltroad on your right, you can take a blue Bajaj for 5 birr per person. They will drop you at the entrance of the lodge after 1,5 km.
Breakfast Included, Restaurant, Internet Access, Wheelchair Friendly, Bar, Luggage Storage, Swimming Pool, 24 hour reception, Travel Desk/Travel Info, Free Carpark, 24 Hour Check In
The Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge
Debre Zeit, Ethiopia