Simple, but clean hotel that seems to be used by most NGOs. Has a restaurant and bar. There’s little choice here, so if this doesn’t take your fancy you can always camp in the customs compound. (100,150,300 and 400 BIRR/Room)
Large grassy camping area, right by the lake. We were given access to shower/toilet in a nearby room – but not very nice! Food ok here, but there is a posh hotel next door which is much better, or a fantastic Italian just round the corner. (300 BIRR for 2 people)
Carpark camping at this small hotel. The owner is very welcoming, but the facilities are quite rundown and we found the area to be very noisy at night. Definitely a better option than Wim’s Holland House though! (150-375 Birr a night)
A lovely campsite right on the shores of soda Lake Langano (in which you can swim as the soda ash content kills bilharzia – and crocs)! A quiet night on our own with a nice campfire with wood supplied by the friendly guard and some very tame little weaver birds and finches eating out of one’s hand the next morning.
Wim’s Holland House has unfortunately lost it’s adjoining camping yard to a property developer and is not quite the same as Jungle Junction in Nairobi as far as heaps of overlanders and facilities is concerned, but has a nice bar and good food. A bit of a disappointment really
Very comfortable with lovely views across Lake Abaya for ETB260 ($15) per vehicle per night (with a hot shower)! Even the German, Norwegian and Swedish Ambassadors have stayed at the place, so it’s the best camping spot in town! Even has high speed Broadband WiFi and toilets that flush!