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Guassa Community Lodge

Guassa Community Conservation Area, Ethiopia
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The Guassa Community Conservation Area is located in the northern highlands of Ethiopia 260 km from Addis. The Guassa Community Lodge is nestled in a valley on the Afro-alpine meadows of the Guassa Plateau. The lodge, designed and built by the local community has several bedrooms on the second story as well as a separate sitting room with kitchen and log fire, education and information center and a separate annex with bathrooms and a shower. There are also designated camping grounds around the lodge and along trekking routes where guests can pitch their tents but still enjoy the fireplace and facilities in the sitting room. Directions: From Addis, take the Dessie-Komolcha road, traveling northward past Debre Birhan to Tarmaber (180km). In Tarmaber, turn right onto a gravel road that takes you to the Community Lodge which will be on the left-hand side.
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Guassa Community Conservation Area is a nice place to spend a 3-4 day weekend. It has several valleys to spend the day hiking as well as a nice ridgeline hike that gives good overviews down into the Danakil and some amazing farming landscapes. The terrestrial...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Community based wildlife observations are surely the best way to visit Africa. This is a nice lodge at a most beautiful site with basic but large rooms. It's so remote that you should bring your own food, a cook is available at demand though and...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Menz-Guassa Community Conservation Area (GCCA)’s stunning views and abundant wildlife gelada (Theropiticus gelada), Wild Mouse, Ethiopian Wolf and many endemic birds make it a destination not to be missed. It has spectacular view to mountain adjust to the area with three camping sites with best...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

As far as I know, this is the only lodge where it is possible to see Ethiopian Wolves without leaving the lodge area. Indeed, based on my own experience, you may be more likely to see Wolves (and other interesting wildlife such as Lammergeiers and...More

2  Thank Beanie101
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Guassa is 85km from the arterial route along a gravel road, and 6 hours from Addis. We took a tour with Image Travel from Bole (absolutely perfect) with two AWD vehicles. The resort is idyllic, but basic. Be prepared for temperatures <5C at night and...More

2  Thank KhalidA697
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"Warm pyjamas"
20 Dec. 2015
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"All the rooms upstairs are quite good. We took the corner one, away from the kitchen and communal area."
15 Jun. 2014
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EthiopiaAmhara RegionGuassa Plateau
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